- Antioch University New England will credit prior learning achieved through recent coursework taken for graduate academic credit at an accredited institution and prior learning through various other life experiences. If you believe that you have achieved significant learning beyond your bachelor’s degree, and want that learning to appear on your Antioch transcript, you may apply for Advanced Standing. We emphasize, however, that credit will not be awarded merely for life experiences, regardless of how valuable they may have been to you. Antioch University New England will award credit only for the demonstrated learning consistent with your degree plan achieved through prior experience.
- A maximum of twenty-five percent of a master’s degree program may be awarded for prior learning (including Continuing Education credits at AUNE):
- 4 credits of a 32-credit program
- 10 credits of a 40-credit program
- 12 credits of a 50-credit program
- 15 credits of a 60-credit program
Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- The use of transfer credits toward a doctoral degree is at the discretion of the doctoral program director. Please see your academic department for further information.
- Transfer credits or credit for prior learning through life experience cannot be applied to reduce internship credits. Internship or practicum credits taken at another school may not be applied toward course requirements at Antioch University New England.
- Earned graduate credits which have been applied toward another degree cannot be credited toward an Antioch degree through the advanced standing process.
- Courses taken at Antioch University New England as a non-matriculated student within five years of matriculation will automatically be applied to a student’s program, and are not considered transfer credits. A maximum of three credits will be applied to programs of 32 credits or less; a maximum of six credits for programs over 32 credits.
- Students who propose to shorten their program by one or two semesters upon submission of a program plan may be exempt from the minimum number of semesters required for their program.
Please Note: Students without bachelor’s degrees must take a full program as a matriculated student. Continuing Education credits earned will not be eligible for inclusion in the degree program.