Alternative Credit Options
The College Completion Innovation Fund aims to assist students in identifying alternative opportunities to earn credits towards the completion of their degrees. We recognize that many of our students have a considerable amount of learning, work, and life experience that might be applicable for college credit. Below are current alternative credit options available to Lehman students.
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
Earn college credits for information you already know through The College Level Examination Program®. CLEP is nationally recognized standardized testing based on intro level course material. Lehman College provides credit for successful scores on specified listed CLEP exams- these exams have been reviewed, and are approved to satisfy Lehman course equivalents. Some courses may not be considered as an exact equivalent, but will count as an elective credit at Lehman College. For more information on acceptable exams, and how to register and prepare yourself, click here.
Military Service Credits
The college follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) in granting credit for military training, based on the review of a student’s military transcripts. If you are a veteran and wish to apply for military service credit, you must file an Application for Military Service Credit through the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, located in Shuster Hall Room 201B. Veterans who are currently enrolled at the college may also be eligible to earn credits for select military training and education pursuant to the rules governing the evaluation of transfer credits as presented in the Undergraduate Bulletin. To view more information and resources for veterans, click here.
For more information kindly contact the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs:
Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West | Shuster 201
Bronx, NY 10468-1589 | V: 718-960-7188
Lifetime Experience Credits
Lehman College acknowledges that students experience significant learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Students that are part of Lehman Colleges Adult Degree Program (ADP) can earn up to 15 Liberal Arts elective credits for Prior Learning-Lifetime Experience.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit can be completed by putting together a portfolio that documents work, training, and other acceptable hands on life learning experiences. Portfolios are then evaluated by the appropriate department. ADP students interested in earning Lifetime Experience Credit should enroll in IBA 160, a 3 credit course outlining how to prepare the portfolio.
For more information, and to enroll in IBA 160, kindly contact the Adult Degree Program:
Carman Hall Room 128
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468