Many of our students come to the Pace
program with either a number of year's experience in the industry
or with some prior training. Because of that, Pace has created
a Prior Learning Assessment system designed to allow you to earn
credit based on knowledge you've acquired through work or other
non-credit bearing training or classes.
does not include the transfer
of credits earned at other accredited institutions.
As this type of assessment is conducted on
a course-by-course basis, you will need to create and submit a
separate portfolio for each course you wish to by-pass. Portfolios
are then evaluated by Pace faculty with expertise in the subject
matter. All training or prior learning must be directly related
to individual course work within the Pace University/NACTEL program.
Since this can be an overwhelming and
complicated task, Pace has created a special 2
Learning Seminar that will walk you through this
If you only have one or two courses for which you'd like credit, you might
opt to take a Proficiency Exam for individual classes. The cost for each exam is equal
to one credit, and you much receive a score of 85% or better to be awarded credit and allowed to by-pass
the course. Exams must be proctored, and the time and date pre-arranged.
assessments are designed not only to illustrate that you possess
sufficient knowledge and skill in a specific area, but also to ensure
that you have the foundation necessary for successful completion
of the Pace
To take a Proficiency Exam or to register for the Prior Learning Seminar, submit a request in writing
to your Advisor.