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                          LIFE EXPERIENCE OPTION                                                                               


In the United States, 30 percent of the adult population has no postsecondary education, according to 2008 figures from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), a Chicago-based higher education advocacy group. In 35 states, more than 60 percent of the adult population does not have an associate's degree or higher.

While the cost of higher education can be expensive, the cost of not going is even higher. College graduates can expect to earn up to 80 percent more than their peers without a college degree.

At King's Seminary, students can receive credit that will be applied towards the completion of a degree, for life experience: skills they learned on the job, military service, even volunteer work. Students submit an in-depth report and documentation outlining their skills and knowledge and then provided letters from supervisors, Pastors and others who can verify those skills. Once this was done the work could be assessed for college credit.

Credit for life experience has been part of the American higher education system since the 1970s. Traditionally, these credits were awarded in one of two ways: comprehension testing or accredited corporate training. In its newest incarnation, students receive credit through individualized portfolio projects that document knowledge in key academic areas.

Documentation may include certificates, letters from supervisors and personal essays explaining key course concepts. Once the portfolio is complete, it is evaluated by the Seminary's Board of Education and assessed a certain number of credits.

The assessment fee is $300.00 and only available for King's Master Programs. According, upon request, students may be granted up to forty percent of credit hours toward their degree. We evaluate each request for credit hours upon receipt of application. There will be no life experience credit given for Doctoral programs.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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