Independent Learning Pursuits (ILPs), are opportunities
through which SNL students can be awarded competency for prior
college-level learning experiences obtained through a variety of means: for example, professional development in the workplace, courses and
workshops in non-accredited programs (thus not normally eligible for
direct transfer credit) and independent learning—whether pursued at
home, workplace or school. The learning experience serving as the basis
for an ILP may have been accomplished prior to arrival at SNL or
alongside a student's studies at SNL.
Typically, 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. Competency-based creative visual
arts projects can be demonstrated instead via on-campus 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, plus
the transcript, certification, grade report or other documentary
evidence of successful completion of the course or program. See ILP examples and ILP Frequently Asked Questions.
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
may be awarded. For more information, see the Instructions and Expedited ILP Policies and Procedures.
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.