Prowess University has one of the most flexible transfer credit policies in the world.

External credentials and organization-specific training programs that have been reviewed for college credits by Prowess University are acceptable. Students may apply these credits to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source, and provided they successfully complete courses and submit appropriate documentation.

NOTE: Prowess University accepts transfer credits from all accredited colleges and universities in the world.

At Prowess University, what matters is that you possess that college-level knowledge – no matter how you acquired it.


Most adults cannot put their lives and careers on hold to sit in classroom at a specific time and place. At Prowess University, they do not have to.

The only time most of our students visit our study centre is to attend Commencement. While some students who live near tutorial centre visit us to take an exam or meet with an adviser, most of our students complete courses, take exams and earn their degrees wherever it is convenient for them.

For many, it’s their home. For others, it’s the office or the local library. For many of our military students, it’s wherever they are deployed, be it on a submarine, an aircraft carrier or at a military installation half way around the world.

Whether it is through an online program, an examination program, prior learning assessment, earning credit through professional training, or transferring past college credit, our programs are built around your busy life.


Prior Learning Assessment

Many adult students are surprised to find that they come to Prowess University with knowledge in multiple subject areas that they can apply toward their undergraduate degrees. There are several options for developing a portfolio that can help you earn college credit. The best way is to take PLA-100 (Introduction to Prior Learning Assessment) and PLA-200 (Introduction to Portfolio Assessment), in which students learn about the options for getting their learning assessed, as well as how to develop a portfolio for undergraduate credit.

Portfolio Development

At Prowess University, we value the college-level knowledge you may have acquired outside the traditional college classroom.

Using the University’s Portfolio Assessment program, students demonstrate that what they already know is equivalent to what they would have learned in an equivalent college course. You may have acquired this knowledge through your past work, training programs or in-service courses, volunteer service, cultural or artistic pursuits, hobbies and recreational pastimes, community or religious activities, organizational memberships, adult education, noncredit courses, study abroad, military training not evaluated for credit by ACE or other experiences.

A portfolio enables you to identify and articulate this knowledge and, potentially, earn credit for it. Students learn the process of identifying areas of course-equivalent learning and portfolio development skills through the PLA-200 course. Following the completion of the course, you write and develop your portfolio(s), upload them to the website, then register to have the portfolios assessed. Each portfolio is reviewed by a subject matter expert for award of credit.

Because this is knowledge you have already acquired, no textbook is required. You have already done the learning! Our Office of Prior Learning Assessment/Portfolio will provide you with the established learning outcomes (course objectives) for the courses for which you wish to earn credit based on your prior learning, so that when you write these portfolios they are targeted to articulate the knowledge that was required for the equivalent course.

Note: Credit cannot be earned through portfolio assessment for certain types of courses, including physical education activity courses and any course that must be fulfilled through direct current experience, such as practicum courses, field experiences and internships including student teaching, cooperative education, senior seminars, capstones and lab courses not accompanied by related lecture/theory courses. Also, note that English composition and most math courses are not well suited for portfolio assessment; however, Prowess University refers students who have prior learning in most of those courses for special professional exams, and the University accepts related professional exam credits where appropriate.


Graduate level prior learning assessment allows graduate students the opportunity to earn graduate credit for graduate level top up via knowledge acquired through work, through corporate, military or industry training, through workforce development programs, in-depth professional research and other learning experiences.


Students may earn credit if they possess one of more than 60 licenses and certifications in a wide range of fields, from aviation and healthcare to law enforcement and business. Licenses and/or certifications must be current and valid.


Students with military experience may earn credit, depending on the military training documented in Joint Service Transcripts (JST), transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force and the Coast Guard Institute or, other related military/security courses. Students may earn credit for professional training programs they have completed that have been evaluated by the University