Academic Catalogs

Credit for Prior Learning

The College awards credit for prior learning in accordance with Board Policy 4235 and Administrative Procedure 4235 Credit for Prior Learning and in the following areas:

$25 per course. Students with appropriate post high school experience may petition for “Credit by Examination” and receive college credit in courses reflecting this experience, providing the:

  1. Student is in good standing;
  2. Course is appropriate for credit by examination;
  3. Course is listed in the college catalog and
  4. Appropriate instructor, currently teaching the classroom course, is willing to assist the student in completing “Credit by Examination.”

The appropriate number of units may be posted to the student’s transcript upon completion of 12 units at Coastline. This credit will be designated “Credit by Examination” and will be awarded the grade of “Pass” if the student successfully passes the examination; the grade of “No Pass” will be assigned if the student fails the examination.