Independent Learning Pursuits (ILPs) are opportunities
for SNL students to pursue competency for prior
college-level learning experiences obtained through professional development in the workplace, courses and
workshops in non-accredited programs and independent learning—whether pursued at
home, workplace or school. The learning experience may have been accomplished prior to or during studies at SNL.
Competency via an ILP is demonstrated by submission of the ILP Submission Form
plus an artifact, document or other evidence that addresses the
criteria of the competency sought. Alternatively,creative visual
arts projects can be demonstrated by participation in ArtShare
Certain credit-recommended or independently-accredited courses and
programs may qualify as an Expedited ILP, which requires the Expedited ILP Submission Form
the transcript, certification, grade report or other documentary
evidence of successful completion of the course or program. See ILP Instructions
for more guidance about how to complete the form and ILP Frequently Asked Questions
After your mentor approves the ILP, a $150 fee will be charged upon ILP submission.
SNL has authorized the following courses and programs as eligible for submission as Expedited ILPs. Submissions must include the Expedited ILP Submission Form and
evidence of successful completion of the program or course. The ILP
submission is subject to review and approval by SNL before competence and credit may be awarded. For more information, see the Instructions and Expedited ILP Policies and Procedures. A $150 fee will be charged upon ILP submission.
To determine whether courses have been assessed by the agencies given
above, visit the institution's website where the courses were
taken—usually the "About" section of the institution's website will
usually identify such assessment. It may also be useful to visit the
credit-recommending or accrediting agencies' websites where online
directories are provided.