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Life Credit

Texas State University recognizes the value of life experience gained through workplace, military, public service or community experience. In the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program, you can earn up to 24 semester hours based on your life experience, reducing the length of time and amount of course work needed to complete your degree.

Students who have documented work experience may elect to apply for work/life credits during OCED 4350, Occupational Assessment. During this course you will build an extensive portfolio that demonstrates your work history and shows the competencies you have acquired. The instructor will guide you through the process of documenting your history and skills. You may also document non-collegiate or training credit in the course.

The course requires a 2.25 overall GPA and a 2.25 Texas State GPA if you have completed coursework at Texas State for enrollment and is generally taken during the first semester. Students submitting their portfolios for life credit may receive up to 24 hours of college credit. The only charge for any credits awarded is the cost for the OCED 4350 course. You are not charged for life credit awarded.

You have the option of taking the course via internet or as a lecture class.

Talk to one of our advisors to see if your can get college credit for your experience. Call 512.245.2115 (San Marcos), 512.716.4541 (Round Rock), 210.659.0954 (San Antonio)
or e-mail owls@txstate.edu .