Lansing Community College

We know that vital learning takes place outside of the classroom. With Prior Learning Experience, you can get credit for what you've learned in the workplace or the community.

Earning Prior Learning Credits (PLCs) can reduce the time involved in earning your degree and save you money; the more PLCs you earn, the fewer courses you need to take to complete your degree.

Examples of PLC Sources
  • Earned Licensure or Certifications
  • Military Training
  • Other institutions, business, or industry

If you have prior coursework from a college, please submit an official transcript to the Registrar's office to receive transfer credit. For more information please visit our Transfer Equivalencies webpage.

4 Steps to Receiving Credit for Experience

So, are you ready to get credit for your work, professional training, military training, or other learning experience? Here are the 4 steps to get going.

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Connect with an Advisor

Contact the advising office to identify and connect with the appropriate academic area to apply your Prior Learning Credits.

Email: eadvising@lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1904
Academic Advising

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Submit your Completed Application/Documentation

The student is responsible for completing the Experiential Learning Application, providing supporting documentation, and emailing those to the Registrar's Office or mailing them to the address below:

Student Finance Office
Lansing Community College
309 N Washington Square Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48933

For more details and to learn the costs for each application, visit the PDF FileCredit for Prior Learning Handbook.

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Evaluation of Application/Documentation Begins

A Transcript Processing Specialist will review and forward your application and/or documentation to the appropriate department to begin processing. Within 4 to 8 weeks after your application is received, you will hear whether your credits are approved and will be notified by email and/or mail.

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Approved Credits are Added to your LCC Transcript

You will be notified via your LCC email that the credits were added to your LCC transcript.

 

What if I am denied credits?

If you feel the evaluation of your application and supporting documents was not correct, you may appeal the decision to the Dean of the Division in which credits were being sought. Contact the Dean of the Division to begin this process. Note that appeals must be received 3 months from the date of the credit application submission. The Dean's decision will be final.

To learn more about the process and in-depth details on prior learning assessment, please take a moment to read the PDF FileCredit for Prior Learning Handbook.

Contact information:

Academic Advising
Email: eadvising@lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1904
Academic Advising

Arts & Sciences Division
Contact: Laurie Kinne
Email: asd-div-service@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1010
Lansing Community College
5000 Arts and Sciences Division
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210

Technical Careers Division
Contact: Sheri Alexis
Email: tc-support-staff@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1319
4100W-Technical Careers Division
Lansing Community College
PO Box 40010
Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210

Health & Human Services Division
Contact: Loretta Osborn
Email: lcc-hhs@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1410
Lansing Community College
HHS Building Room 108
515 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 4893