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College Credit for Experience

At Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, it is our goal to help students achieve their personal, educational and career goals as efficiently as possible. One way we are able to help individual students is by granting college credit for work experience, on-the-job training and transfer of prior college work. Below are some examples of qualifying experiences. If you are considering applying for credit toward an undergraduate program, please contact the dean of students at your campus.

Graduate credit for professional work experience (PWE)

You may receive credit for a graduate course by successfully documenting professional work experience closely related to the defined course work, or as elective credits. Qualified experience may include occupational, supervisory or management skills obtained in industry, business, military, professional and service occupations. Documentation will generally include job assignment descriptions, performance reports or supervisor letters attesting to dates of employment, assignments, specific duties and quality of work performed. To be considered for credit toward degree requirements or electives, experience must have been at increasingly rigorous levels of learning equivalent to the level of difficulty associated with college course work. A minimum of 50 percent of total graduate credits must be completed through our school.

If you are interested in credit toward a graduate program, please contact admissions and ask for the dean of graduate studies.

Undergraduate transfer credit and credit for prior learning

Credit for prior learning (PL) for an undergraduate course indicates that a student has received credit for the course by successfully documenting prior learning received outside of the traditional classroom, equivalent to the academic content. Globe University/Minnesota School of Business follows the academic and administrative standards for the American Council on Education Credit for review of learning gained outside of the formal classroom environment. Learning that is eligible for review includes:

  • Professional training
  • Licenses
  • Coursework earned at non-transferable institution
  • CLEP tests
  • DANTES tests
  • AP tests
  • Military training  

College credit for military service may be awarded upon review of a military transcript. Comparable credit for military coursework will be matched to undergraduate courses. Military transcripts are available to document American Transfer of Credit (ACE) recommended college credit for military training and occupational experience. Transcripts can be requested from:

  • Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript Service (AARTS)
  • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Institute (CGI)

Email our military liaison for more information on college credit for military training.

Proficiency through advanced standing (PR) indicates that the student has earned credits for the course by successfully demonstrating proficiency through advanced-standing tests or by documentation of comparable work experience.

Transfer credit from another college or university will be granted upon approval by our education department.

Our education department will be happy to evaluate industry certification training, work experience and military training. Contact us for more information about our degree program requirements and credit for military training,transfer college credits, work experience and industry certification.

Articulation agreements

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business has articulation agreements with the following schools: 

  • Adler Graduate School, Minneapolis
  • Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa
  • ITT Technical Institute, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Kaplan
  • Colorado Technical University

Articulation agreements indicate that a student can take credits earned at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business and be eligible for credits at one of the institutions listed above.