Tuition & Admission
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
LBCC offers a number of options for students to earn credit based on prior learning
or experience. Credit is awarded based on recognized standards and with the approval
of faculty. Awarded credit is transcripted in accordance with standards established
by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
Credit By Exam
College Level Examination Program (CLEP):
LBCC awards credit for courses articulated to CLEP exams. Students who meet the score requirements must submit official scores to the LBCC Admission/Registration office to receive credit. Accepted CLEP scores and the related credit awards are published on the LBCC website. Credit is awarded in alignment with Oregon State University. Contact the Student Assessment Center in Red Cedar Hall, Room 111 or call (541) 917-4781 for more information.
Credit by Challenge Exam:
Students may earn course credit by successfully completing an exam or through skill demonstration. If you believe you have mastered material presented in a course listed on LBCC’s Course Challenge List, you can register for Credit by Examination with the Student Assessment Center. To register, you must be currently enrolled in a credit class or you must have completed 12 credits at LBCC. You must register by Monday of week 2 of a term, and you must complete the examination by the end of the seventh week of that same term.
Before a Course Challenge can be taken, a nonrefundable processing fee consisting of 30 percent of the tuition per challenged course per credit hour. An additional testing fee may be required. For details about Credit by Examination, contact the Student Assessment Center in Red Cedar Hall, Room 111 or call (541) 917-4781.
Advanced Placement (AP):
LBCC awards credit for courses articulated to AP exams. Students who complete college-level work in high school under the Advanced Placement Program sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board and who receive satisfactory grades (3, 4 or 5) in examinations administered by the board may, on admission to LBCC, be granted comparable credit towards a degree. Students who meet requirements must submit official scores to receive credit. LBCC follows the score and credits to be awarded as established by a statewide agreement among community colleges and public universities. Accepted AP scores and related course credit awards are published in the Advanced Placement Equivalency Table. For details about Advanced Placement, contact Admissions and Registration.
International Baccalaureate (IB):
LBCC awards credit for courses articulated to IB exams. LBCC recognizes IB achievement by awarding credit to students who score 4 or above on higher level IB exams. Students who meet requirements must submit official scores to receive credit. LBCC follows the score and credits to be awarded as established by a statewide agreement among community colleges and public universities. Accepted IB scores and related course credit awards are published in the International Baccalaureate Equivalency Table. For details about International Baccalaureate, contact Admissions and Registration.
Credit for Training and Experience
Credit for Military Training:
LBCC follows American Council of Education guidelines in awarding credit for military training. Official transcripts from respective branches of the military are required. LBCC grants up to a maximum of 25% of the credits needed for a degree or certificate programs of 45 credits or more. Students may request evaluation of military credit by furnishing the Office of Admissions with a Joint Service Transcript (JST). Service members who present a DD-214 are eligible to be awarded three physical education activity credits. Student may need to provide an official ACE transcript. Separate transcripts from the US Coast Guard can also be provided and evaluated for credit.
Credit for Professional Licensure:
Where appropriate, a professional license may replace up to 25% of the program credits toward an AAS degree or certification program of 45 credits or more. The student must meet with the program faculty to determine the appropriate courses for which the student will receive credit.
Credit for LBCC Training:
Students in the LBCC non-credit childcare training program are eligible to earn education course credits upon successful completion of designated trainings. Faculty certify successful completion of the required training sequence and informs students of the option to have course credit awarded. Contact the Child and Family Studies department for information.