Eastern Michigan University

University Advising and Career Development Center

Alternative methods for earning university credits

There are a number of methods for earning credit toward your degree that might not be immediately obvious to students which include:

Pre-professional Internship (PPI):This program (PPI) allows Freshmen and Sophomore students who have a part-time job to explore career options and gain general free elective credit toward their degree. For additional information, contact Bonnie Wethington at bonnie.wethington@emich.edu

Study Abroad: An opportunity to take classes in another country while still earning academic credit! Check out all the options today at www.emich.edu/abroad/.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) : The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on a variety of examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Find more information, here.

Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) : A wide variety of activities count for LBC credit -- everything from Marching Band participation to a planning committee for a major campus event, from leadership camps to theatre performances. 

Prior-Learning Assessment : There may be a way to earn credit for the education and experience you have gained through employment or life experience. Contact the Extended Programs Office for more information, 734.487.0407.

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