The IFS awards credits for life experience. Life experience credit
is known as extra institutional learning and is defined as learning
that is attained outside of educational institutions. This term
applies to learning acquired from work and life experience, independent
reading and study, workshops or seminars successfully completed
(verification should be supplied), and formal coursework which
is sponsored by a business, government, industry, the military,
employee unions, etc. The IFS will also consider work from other
colleges, turning the life experience credit into transfer credit.
Though, the IFS is more interested in previous non-college experience.
Life experience credit unrelated to the students degree will not
and cannot be considered for credit. Life experience cannot be
substituted for a degree's dissertation requirement, only for
Life Experience Credits are evaluated for enrolled students free of charge.
Interested persons not enrolled in the IFS can request an LEC Evaluation for a $75.00 assessment fee.
LIFE EXPERIENCE DOES NOT REDUCE THE TUITION
Life experience credit may not be applied towards Diploma courses.
Master`s Degree Programs
Life experience credits are awarded up to 10 life experience
credits and may be put towards this degree, though less may be
granted based on the discretion of the IFS. Related work experience
may be awarded at the rate of 1 IFS credits per 1 year of related
Doctorate Degree Programs
Life experience credits are awarded in the same procedure as
Master`s degrees. However, only up to 10 life experience credits
may be put towards this degree, though less may be granted based
on the discretion of the IFS. Related work experience may be awarded
at the rate of 1 IFS credits per 1 year of related work experience.
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