Turn your knowledge into credit

You’ve spent your life learning. Now, earn credit for it at St. Edward’s University with what you’ve learned from your experience, skills and hobbies. Turn your passions — like computers, psychology, history or music — into college credit.

Training or Certifications

If you’ve earned certifications during your time in the workforce or the military, get credit for your expertise. It’s easy, thanks to the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. You may also be able to earn credit for professional licenses or certification.

you may also be able to earn credit for professional licenses or certification

Credit by Exams

Choose from over 65 exam subjects (CLEP and DSST) that cover business, technical and academic fields.

Transfer Credits

Credits from other accredited colleges may count toward your studies at St. Edward’s. We’ll help you determine the best way to apply those credits to your degree requirements. Many students transfer from Austin Community College to New College. See what credits transfer in our ACC Transfer Guide.

Portfolio Program

The key to the portfolio program is matching your life experiences to specific college courses. Build a “portfolio” and you’ll receive credit for that class — saving you time and money on tuition. Not sure what will qualify? Talk to us.