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Alternative Forms of Credit and Testing

The University of Hartford allows a limited number of credits from testing and alternative sources of credit to count towards an undergraduate degree. Students should consult with the admissions office and their college evaluator for specific information on their degree programs requirements and limitations. General information about testing and alternative credit options can be obtained from the Center for Adult Academic Services.

  • ACE – The American Council on Education evaluates non-academic training programs for college credit equivalency. Training programs, not the University or individual students, initiate requests for evaluation. The University of Hartford considers ACE equivalencies when evaluating a non-traditional student for transfer.

  • CLEP - College Level Examination Program
  • DANTES - Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
  • Credit by Exam – Individual departments may make the credit by exam option available to University of Hartford students. This option allows students to earn credit for specific courses by passing a comprehensive examination.

  • LINCS – University of Hartford’s portfolio challenge program allows students to earn credit for learning that has taken place outside the academic environment. Basically, LINCS requires students to document learning related to specific courses offered by the University. Click here for more information on LINCS.

Transfer credit from other colleges is evaluated initially by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Even though transfer credit has been accepted by the Admissions Office, students must check with their college evaluators to determine how the credit will apply towards their degree program.

The University of Hartford does not administer the following tests, but it does serve as a test site for them. For more information on these tests, click on the following links:

Center for Adult Academic Services

The Center for Adult Academic Services provides general support and services for all part-time undergraduate students. Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information.


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