Prior Learning Experience

Accelerate your degree by earning undergraduate credit for subject examinations, and military, corporate, and career training.


Military Courses and Training

Saint Leo University accepts credits for military courses and training as long as these credits are earned or validated by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training programs published by the American Council on Education (ACE) and/or the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred is 39.

The following documents are acceptable documentation for the evaluation of military credit:

  • Army: AARTS Institutional Copy (please call 866-297-4427 for eligibility) or a notarized copy of your DD-214
  • Navy/Marines: SMART Institutional Copy (please call 877-253-7122 for eligibility) or a notarized copy of your DD-214
  • Air Force: Official transcript from the Community College of the Air Force or a notarized copy of your DD-214
  • Coast Guard: Official transcript from the Coast Guard Institute or a notarized copy of your DD-214

Police, Nursing, and Other Career Training

If you have career training with courses of more than 40 hours, Saint Leo University's Registrar will evaluate your transcripts or your official training center certificates. A maximum of 24 credits can be awarded.


Formal Educational Programs and Courses
Sponsored by Corporations and Non-Collegiate Organizations

Collect your corporate training certificates. The Registrar may give you credit if they meet the credit recommendations established by the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs or the Directory of the National Program on Non-Collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI).