Lansing Community College

We know that vital learning takes place outside of the classroom. With Prior Learning Experience, you can get credit for what you've learned in the workplace or the community.

Earning Prior Learning Credits (PLCs) can reduce the time involved in earning your degree and save you money; the more PLCs you earn, the fewer courses you need to take to complete your degree.

Examples of PLC Sources
  • Earned Licensure or Certifications
  • Professional development and training
  • Previous work, business, or industry experience

If you have prior coursework from a college, please submit an official transcript to the Registrar's office to receive transfer credit. For more information please visit our Transfer Equivalencies webpage.

For more information on how military experience and training can lead to LCC credit please visit our Military Credit and Programs page.

4 Steps to Receiving Credit for Experience

So, are you ready to get credit for your work, professional training, military training, or other learning experience? Here are the 4 steps to get going.

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Connect with the Experiential Learning Coordinator

Contact the Office of Experiential Learning to explore opportunities to earn credit for your prior learning.

Jamilia Johnson | Experiential Learning Coordinator
Email: priorlearning@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1933
Schedule an appointment with Jamilia

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Submit your Completed Application/Documentation

For more details and to learn the costs for each application, visit the PDF FileCredit for Prior Learning Handbook.

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Evaluation of Application/Documentation Begins

The Experiential Learning Coordinator will review and forward your application and/or documentation to the appropriate department. Within 4 to 8 weeks after your application is received, you will hear whether your credits are approved and will be notified by email.

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Approved Credits are Added to your LCC Transcript

You will be notified via your LCC email that the credits were added to your LCC transcript.

 

What if I am denied credits?

If you feel the evaluation of your application and supporting documents was not correct, you may appeal the decision to the Dean of the Division in which credits were being sought. Contact the Dean of the Division to begin this process. Note that appeals must be received 3 months from the date of the credit application submission. The Dean's decision will be final.

To learn more about the process and in-depth details on prior learning assessment, please take a moment to read the Credit for Prior Learning Handbook.

Contact information:

For questions about the Credit for Prior Learning process, please reach out to the Experiential Coordinator or the appropriate division contact.

Experiential Learning Coordinator
Contact: Jamilia Johnson
Email: johnj124@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1933

Arts & Sciences Division
Contact: Laurie Kinne
Email: asd-div-service@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1010
Lansing Community College
Arts and Sciences Division
419 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

Technical Careers Division
Contact: Zack Dilber
Email: dilberz@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1319
Lansing Community College
Technical Careers Division
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917

Health & Human Services Division
Contact: Bridget Ward
Email: lcc-hhs@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1410
Lansing Community College
HHS Building, Room 108
515 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933