Bachelor of Applied Studies
Because the CareerPLUS bachelor’s degree is designed for busy adults, many of our students have taken college courses beyond the associate degree required for admission or have life and professional experience that relates to specific courses. We’ll work with you to discuss your past experience and how you might be able to turn it into transfer credit—empowering you to finish in less time and at less cost.
Clarke accepts full credit for your associate degree (AA/AS) and applies it toward your CareerPLUS bachelor’s degree. If you have college credit but haven’t yet completed a degree, we still want to help you! Connect with an enrollment coach so we can talk through your specific situation.
In addition to receiving credit for previous college-level courses you’ve taken, you can also receive credit for your work and life experiences through CareerPLUS’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. These experiences may include:
As part of the enrollment process, our team will evaluate your past experience to see if it qualifies for PLA. If it does, you’ll simply pay a $50 PLA fee per credit hour that transfers in—that’s almost 90% off the regular tuition price!
Clarke’s CareerPLUS digital badge program offers a flexible, affordable way for adult learners to earn credit towards their degree. A CareerPLUS badge is composed of three CareerPLUS micro courses with outcomes aligned with those of credit-bearing Clarke courses, allowing badges to easily be converted to academic credit. CareerPLUS badges include:
View CareerPLUS badge to course alignment here.
Submit transcripts and other documentation showing your past college, work, and life experience.
We’ll review your experience and explain how much you can save!
My experience transferring to Clarke from a community college was amazing. They helped me with every step, answered all my questions, and made the switch very smooth. It was cost-effective for me, and I was able to go at my own pace. This was the right path for me.
- Teri K., Clarke transfer student