Trident recognizes that many of our students have acquired knowledge through their employer, military service, or other pursuits. Students are encouraged to submit all prior learning credit upon admission. Credit for prior learning experience at Trident may be earned in a variety of ways:
Earn Credit for What You Already Know*
Trident University Challenge Exams – Test Out of Select Courses
Trident challenge exams are a series of online exams students take to earn proficiency credit, if successfully passed, toward an undergraduate degree. The challenge exam is an opportunity for undergraduate students to demonstrate college-level learning through course-related institutional examination. The exams test students on similar outcomes and objectives taught in the respective Trident courses. There are no fees to attempt the exam and no penalty if the student does not pass the exam. All exams will be taken by the student through MyTLC portal.