Non-Traditional Credit

Not all learning takes place inside a classroom. Adult students, in particular, often have a reservoir of college-level learning gained through professional and personal accomplishments that they can use to earn non-traditional credit (NTC) towards Loyola's degree completion programs offered through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Students may apply up to 36 non-traditional credit hours to the completion of their degree program.

NTC is a way for the University to validate your learning from personal and professional experiences by providing credit options that are incredibly cost-effective and that will help you reduce the time to complete your degree. It can be applied to many core, major, minor, and general elective credit requirements.

Types of Non-Traditional Credit

Listed below are the non-traditional credit options that Loyola accepts. Please visit each link to learn more: 

  1. Non-Traditional Credit: Examinations
  2. Non-Traditional Credit: American Council on Education (ACE)
  3. Non-Traditional Credit: Military Education
  4. Non-Traditional Credit: Police Training

Take a look at how non-traditional credit fits into your plan to graduate.