The experienced-based learning evaluations prepared by ACEI are intended to assist those individuals interested in evaluating the non-traditional overseas learning acquired through experience for academic credit. This evaluation is prepared for those U.S. academic institutions which accept credit for non-traditional learning. ACEI does not prepare experiential learning evaluations for the USCIS.
The recommendation of credit for learning gained through work and life experiences is contingent on the individual’s ability to satisfactorily demonstrate that the knowledge he/she has acquired is comparable to that of a college/university level course. College or university course credit comparability is not recommended for the experience alone, but for the knowledge and significant learning acquired from experience. For example, an individual would not qualify for college/university course credit simply for having been employed for a period of time. He/she must also demonstrate the acquisition of learning, knowledge, promotion and development in his/her field of employment.
Participation in workshops, in-service training, seminars, conventions, teaching and training responsibilities, business trips, and any other activities are examples of learning experiences an individual may have benefited from through his/her employment.
All applicants seeking an experienced-based learning evaluation must have completed: a) U.S. senior high school equivalent education; and b) at least one year of post-secondary education at an accredited institution.
An experiential learning evaluation is completed on the condition the employer/academic institution/agency accepts experienced-based learning evaluations in lieu of traditional education. Please check with your prospective employer or the college/university you wish to attend as to whether an experienced-based learning evaluation is accepted.
Sphere of Expertise at ACEI
The evaluation of a work and life experience is not a simple task of compromise. Evaluations are conducted by professional evaluators through in-depth research, verification of employment history and interaction with professional sources.
Categories of Experiences
The following is a partial listing of some of the major categories of work and life experiences which may qualify the applicant for college/university level credit:
- -College/university level education
- -Work (skills and activities performed)
- -Military Service and Officer Training
- -Non-credit courses (adult education, correspondence courses, seminars, company in-service training, conferences, conventions, military service courses)
- -Volunteer work (community service, political activities, social work, youth counseling, fund raising)
- -Travel (business trips, extended leaves/assignments in foreign countries)
- -Independent learning (on-line courses)
- -Public speaking, writing, presentations, reports
How to Proceed
The procedures for an Experiential Learning Evaluation are:
- -Prepare and submit the Documentation Portfolio
- -Complete and submit the ACEI Application for Experiential Learning Evaluation
- -Evaluation fee (refer to the ACEI Application for Experiential Learning Evaluation).
For more information on how ACEI can assist you, please contact our office at +1(310) 275-3530 or firstname.lastname@example.org