Credit for Prior Learning presents a student with academic credit for knowledge and proficiency within specific fields achieved through prior academic studies or professional experience. This may include, but is not limited to, the options that are listed below.  Please click each link for more information as well as instructions on how to request an evaluation of credit.  For credit for prior learning opportunities not seen below, please contact

Credit for Prior Learning policies at Blue Ridge Community College are consistent with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) principles and with Virginia Community College System (VCCS) policy.  Students must complete at least 25% of their degree requirements at BRCC (up to 75% of graduation requirements can be awarded through credit for prior learning).

Blue Ridge Community College may award credit for the following competencies: 

Did you know that your military or work experience could lead to college credit? Find out how credit for prior learning could take you even closer to a degree and a rewarding career.