Alternative Ways to Earn Credits

  • High School Dual Credit

    College Now is MHCC’s Dual Credit program. In cooperation with local high schools, MHCC offers students the opportunity to earn lower-division transfer credit and career-technical credit through this program. A complete list of high schools and courses approved to earn MHCC credit is available on the MHCC website. Earned credit will be transcripted to an MHCC permanent record. Credit transfer acceptability is at the discretion of the receiving institution. For more information on MHCC’s College Now Program visit

    Credit for Prior Learning

    MHCC provides a number of ways a student may earn credit toward a degree or certificate in addition to classroom experience: Advanced Placement (AP) Program, Challenge, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Credit for Prior Certification ( Apprenticeship Technologies only).

    No more than 25% of credits applied toward a degree and/or certificate may be earned via Credit for Prior Learning. 

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    More Information
    For information on how to earn Credit for Prior Learning contact the office of Admissions, Registration and Records 503-491-7393 or the Academic Advising and Transfer Center 503-491-7315 .