Learning occurs everywhere. Gateway's transformational and experiential learning format was designed for thought leaders with a substantial body of work.
A student may receive transcript credit toward an academic program based on acceptable professional accomplishment and training prior to enrollment at Gateway University.
In alignment with the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation standards,
"Credit is recognized for; life experience, work experience, independent reading and study, travel, personal accomplishments, conferences, seminars, trainings, equivalency exams, media presentations, transfer credits from other institutions and formal courses sponsored by employer and associations"
when the above prior-learning experiences are directly related to the student's proposed program of study.
To receive Gateway University transcript credit for learning prior to admission, the student must complete a Request for Credit Form for each course. The following information is needed:
- Class title.
- Center's name and address.
- Number of hours of class attendance.
- Brief description of class content.
- Proof of attendance (e.g. a cancelled check, verification letter from the center or teacher, class notes, program notes, etc.)
- The Gateway University course title that most closely resembles the prior training.
There is a processing fee for all prior-learning credit. It is called a Prior-Learning Credit Fee of US$40.00 for each qualifying quarter unit. This fee is subject to change.
Up to 50% of a student's degree program may be earned through Prior-Learning Credit in combination with Transcript Transfer Credit. The maximum Prior-Learning Credit Fee for a two-year degree program is US$2,700.00 for one year (45 quarter units).
Receiving academic transcript credit for prior-learning can amount to a substantial savings of up to US$14,535.00 in tuition in a two-year program. In addition, it can reduce the duration of the program by 50% or one year.