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Seton Hill offers prospective students a chance to earn up to 30 credits for knowledge gained through life experiences and military service through the:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - This is a nationally recognized series of examinations which allow the student to demonstrate knowledge acquired in a non-college setting. 
  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - This is a system of portfolio development whereby a student documents substantial prior learning through work or volunteer experience. 
  • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) - A series of technical and non-technical exams developed by the Armed Services. These exams complement the CLEP series.
  • Challenge Exam - specifically designed exams that provide students with the opportunity to earn credit for prior learning in a specific academic program areas.

 To determine your eligibility for any of these programs, please talk with your admissions counselor or faculty advisor, or contact:


Office of Graduate and Adult Studies
(724) 838-4208
gadmit@setonhill.edu