Please consult the Gateway Community College catalog for current policies on Assessment of Non-Traditional Learning. Credit may be awarded based on:

Assessment By Examination (Credit by Exam)

Gateway credit only to address graduation requirements.

Contact: Stacy Walker or register online for an exam. Contact the Academic Department directly to inquire about other Credit by Exam opportunities.

Transferability: Credits do not transfer, but address Gateway graduation requirements only.

The CES does not proctor Credit By Exams.

Prior Learning Assessment

Assessment of college-level learning outside of the traditional classroom. Program is administered through a partnership with Charter Oak State College.

Contact: Leigh Roberts in Career Services for details.

Transferability: Gateway awards credits that transfer to other institutions.

Previously Evaluated Training

Includes training by military and by professional organizations and associations.

Contact: The Admissions Office to petition for credit of previously evaluated train programs.

Transferability: Credits may not transfer to other institutions, as each college evaluates credits independently.

Assessment by Portfolio

Prior learning that satisfies the requirements for a course in the college catalog may be demonstrated by a structured portfolio submission.  

Contact: Kellie Danso in Career Services

Transferability: Gateway awards credit college courses which may transfer to other colleges and universities.