Pacific Oaks understands that what you learn on the job can be as valuable as what you learn in the classroom, and we offer you a way to use the real-world experience that you have accumulated along the way to accelerate your degree completion and advance your career. Pacific Oaks has an innovative option for students with 5 to 10 years of relevant, verifiable work experience to earn credit for their life experience.
This option, the Bachelor Completion program, allows a student to waive up to 30 transfer credit hours required for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development or up to 24 credit hours required for the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Students are required to be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts in Human Development or the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education prior to seeking the Bachelor Completion Option.
In order to be eligible, students must complete HD 489 Reflections on Life Experience and HD 499P Writing for Empowerment, prior to submitting a Request for Bachelor Completion.
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Bachelor Completion Option
Qualified students may waive up to 30 credit hours required for the completion of the Human Development bachelor's degree or 24 credit hours required for the completion of the Early Childhood Education bachelor’s degree based on faculty review of a portfolio of student work samples and previous learning. Students must have a minimum of five years of relevant, verifiable work experience, successfully complete "Reflections on Life Experience" coursework, and meet all other unit waiver application criteria to qualify.
Bachelor Completion Unit Waiver Application
Contact an Enrollment Counselor to learn more about Credit for Learning from Experience:
Pacific Oaks' Credit for Learning from Experience option conforms with policies set forth by our accrediting body, the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC).