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A fast, flexible, and affordable path to a rewarding career that fits you and your goals – that’s exactly what you need, right? 

It’s here at NWTC; and you can complete your degree even faster (and more affordably!) when you transfer in credits you’ve already earned. You can also get credit for your military, work, or life experience.

Is a four-year degree in your future? 

Save time and money by starting here. Start at NWTC, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about where NWTC credits can take you »

Ready to get started?

First, apply to an NWTC program. We’ll then conduct an official review of your transcripts (from your high school, college, and/or military experience) and let you know which/how many of your credits transfer. We will also award credit if you have successful scores from national standard exams, including AP, CLEP, and IB.

  

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Apply to an NWTC degree, diploma, or certificate program. 
  2. Contact the high school, college or GED location you previously attended and request that your official transcripts are sent directly to NWTC. 
  3. If applicable, request to have your scores from national standard exams sent directly to NWTC.  

Want to explore your options?

Request an unofficial transfer evaluation

See which of your credits and experiences will transfer before applying. Your admissions advisor can provide an estimate of which credits will transfer.

Transferology: Explore how your college credits will transfer

See how your previous college courses might transfer to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Create a free account and log in to see more detail.

Earn Credit for Prior Learning

With knowledge you’ve gained outside of the classroom, you may be a good candidate to receive Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for a course (or courses) in your academic program.  

To be eligible for CPL, you must be accepted into an associate degree, technical diploma, or certificate.

Credit by Exam

You can earn college credits by testing out of a course. You may only attempt Credit by Exam once per course. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.  

Cost: $50.00 per course  

  • Fee is non-refundable regardless of exam outcome.
  • Fee cannot be applied to the cost of future tuition.  

How to Complete Credit by Exam 

Meet with your academic advisor. To schedule a time, call or text 920-498-5444, or chat with us today!  

National Exams

NWTC accepts scores from national standardized exams including Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, IB and more. Learn more about the exams we accept and their NWTC course equivalencies.

Credit by Portfolio or Demonstration

Portfolio  

A CPL portfolio is a collection of reflections, supporting documents, and artifacts (examples of student work). A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.    

Skills Demonstration  

A CPL skills demonstration is a type of assessment in which a student is performing a specific task and is then graded on performance quality and accuracy. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.    

Cost: $90.00 per course  

  • Fee is non-refundable regardless of exam outcome.
  • Fee cannot be applied to the cost of future tuition.  

How to Complete Credit through Portfolio or Demonstration  

Meet with your academic advisor. To schedule a time, call or text 920-498-5444, or chat with us today! 

Certification or License

In certain situations, knowledge and skills gained by obtaining professional certification or licensure may align to an NWTC class in your degree program. You may be awarded college credit upon the review of the certificate or license.    

Credit for Military Training

Military Years of Service  

Service members and veterans must submit a DD-214 (Member 2 or 4)  showing the net active years of service and other than dishonorable discharge to be awarded up to 7 credits for the courses outlined below.  

For One Year of Service  

  • College 101 — 10-890-101  
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communication — 10-801-196  

For Three Years of Service  

  • Intro to Ethics: Theory and App — 10-809-166  

How to obtain your Member 2 or 4 DD214?  Visit the VA website for directions on how to request your Member 2 or 4 DD214 through milConnect.  

Military Transcript  

NWTC will review transcripts from the Joint Service Transcript (JST) and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and award transfer of credit where applicable. To have your military transcripts reviewed, request that they are sent to NWTC.  

To order an official copy of these transcripts, visit the following sites:  

If you need assistance to obtain any of the listed documents, connect with NWTC Veterans Services. 

Things to know about Credit for Prior Learning

  • Grading is Pass/Fail.  
  • We recommend you pursue CPL for only one course at time.   
  • You are not able to receive CPL for a course in which you’re currently enrolled. 
  • You are not able to receive CPL for a course you have previously taken at NWTC.  
  • CPL may not transfer outside of NWTC
Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning assessments

For more information on the credit transfer process view the Transfer of Credit Policy.