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, plus 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.
Pre-approved Prior Learning Assessments
Expedited for Undergraduate Credit
School for New Learning has pre-approved the following learning assessments by competence and undergraduate quarter credit hours. To request credit for degree programs, students will use the Expedited ILP submission form and attach documents of completion. There is a fee of $150 per 2 credit hours awarded.
*Students may get credit for CPE coursework or certificate, but not both.
Training with 30+ contact hours that has been approved by ACE, NCCRS, ACICS, NCCA but not listed above may be expedited for one competence (BAIFA) or one course (BAPS, DCM, BADA).
For Baps-BA students, undergraduate quarter hours are applied to Open Electives.