Life Experience Credit
Suffolk County Community College recognizes that learning can take place in both formal and informal settings. We want to recognize your learning through life experience, and offer a variety of ways for you to get the credit you deserve.
There are several opportunities for adult learners to demonstrate proficiency for course learning and translate it into earned credits.
Your transfer to Suffolk begins by applying online.
Request your official college transcript(s) be sent directly from your previous institution to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly mailed to:
Suffolk County Community College
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899
Please email email@example.com for further information.
College Level Examination Placement (CLEP)
The College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a credit-by-examination program. These exams allow individuals to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects while earning college credit. Individuals can earn credit by receiving qualifying scores on any of the 33 examinations.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations are administered on the Ammerman Campus in Selden, NY and Grant Campus in Brentwood, NY.
Challenge examinations provide an opportunity to demonstrate course learning outcomes through a college exam developed by faculty in the discipline. Credit is granted for successfully passing the exam. Please note that challenge examinations are not available for all courses.
For more information about challenge exams, call (631) 451-4882.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
COL 120: Portfolio Preparation is a one credit course that supports the development of a written portfolio that demonstrates college-level learning accomplished in non-traditional ways such as:
- Paid work experience
- Volunteer work
- Home management
- Non-credited training
- Independent study