Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion
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Transfer up to 90 credits from prior college coursework or prior learning experiences (work experience or job training).
Prior College Coursework Credits
At least one (1) unofficial transcript is required to determine transfer credit eligibility. You can transfer up to 90 credits (xxx total credits required for graduation).
Prior Learning Experiences
Credit for Prior Learning (PL). Course credit may be granted for prior learning for a maximum of 16 possible credits. Credits for prior learning are only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor Degree Completion (BDC) Program out of the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies. Prior learning experiences that may be counted as course credit at Merrimack College include:
EMT Training. Professional licensure or certification where there is a body of knowledge and an official transcript made available.
Including Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Points (PDPs). Programs that issue CEUs or PDPs are programs that students participate in without offering college level credit yet nonetheless indicate that learning has taken place
State Licensures & Government Programs
Industry experience that aligns with BDC program outcomes
FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED
Pathway Bachelor Degree Completion Program
In all cases, the Academic Director of the BDC will make final assessments and, when appropriate, grant approval of prior learning for credit. When necessary, approvals may be made in consultation with appropriate faculty members on the BDC Learning Council.
Requirements Based On Four Types of Prior Learning (PL)
Merrimack College Accolades
At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.
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