CREDIT FOR LIFETIME LEARNING EXPERIENCE
"Celebrating 25 Years Of Christian Service"
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At Northwestern Theological Seminary, we believe that you have acquired substantial and important skills and education, relevant to your chosen degree path, during your life outside the environment of academic study. We will evaluate these assets and assign appropriate credits towards your degree if you have pertinent experience relative to the subjects or electives, required in your degree program.
Because you may not recognize these assets, following are some suggestions that may bring them to mind.
STOP... Be sure to take notes of each experience for which you feel you may qualify for lifetime learning credit.
experience - Many skills you may use at work are also taught in
colleges and universities. These
skills may include typing or filing; use of computer programs for word
processing or desktop publishing, accounting, inventory or production
control; financial management, human resources management, negotiation,
communication, retailing, real estate sales or appraisal and scores of
management - Consider
home maintenance, household planning and budgeting, marriage
communications, parenting, time management, organization, counseling and
psychology, education, meal planning and nutrition, gourmet cooking and
credited learning in formal settings
- Remember company provided training courses, seminars, in-service
training, workshops and clinics, conferences and conventions, lectures,
courses presented by television or internet, non-credit correspondence
with experts – Education also includes extended contact and
discourse with recognized experts, whether in mechanics, carpentry,
medicine, history, bible, theology, religion, education, sports or any
other field. Significant
experience working with or intensive meetings with experts in any field
may be worth academic credit.
reading, TV viewing, Video and Audio Tapes - There may be a field, or
fields in which you have done substantial reading or study outside of an
academic environment. For
example, you may have a passion for reading history or biography.
Record such reading and remember that you can receive credits for
having viewed important, educational, series on public television. Video
tapes and audio tapes are another source of learning experience.
- Credits can be applied for study tours, significant business or vacation
trips, extended stays in other countries or cultures, or participation in
activities related to other countries, cultures or subcultures.
work - Record your
participation in community activities, political campaigns, church
activities, service organizations, volunteer work in social service
agencies or hospitals and other volunteer work.
and hobbies - Musical
skills and experience, flight training, work in the community, theater,
sports, arts and crafts, fiction or nonfiction writing, public speaking,
gardening, cultural activities or other significant leisure-time
activities are also valuable sources of credit experience.
FOR KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO SPECIFIC SUBJECTS
receive credit for the following subjects by demonstrating your knowledge
of each subject for which you have already studied extensively.
Simply provide a very thorough description and documentation,
outlining your knowledge in each subject, listed below, which applies to
your personal study history. Our advisors will evaluate your outline for
each subject, to determine if credit can be awarded, or if additional
documentation is required. Be sure to send any documentation, if
available, which can support your descriptive outlines.
If your outlines and documentation are not accepted as sufficient
cause for award of credits, you may do a thorough research paper to prove
your knowledge in any required subject.
SOME COURSE SUBJECTS FOR WHICH CREDIT MAY BE
DOCUMENTED OUTLINES OR THOROUGH RESEARCH PAPERS.
* If you have been a
lifetime student of the Bible and you know the books of the Bible as well
as many students know a text book after completion of a course, You
may qualify for course credit by providing a signed statement
confirming by name, which books that you have a good knowledge of.
If you can state that you have read each book multiple times and that you
have a good knowledge of all 66 books of the Protestant Bible, then
provide a signed and dated sworn statement as to that fact and you will
qualify for credit relative to some courses in your degree fields.
To help jog your imagination, the following list presents specific
activities, which may be worth academic credits. Again, be sure to provide
a thorough outline and documentation showing your extensive knowledge in
each subject area.
Learning a software application
Writing a book
Negotiating a contract
Working in a supervisor capacity
Painting a picture
Creating a marketing plan
Owning your own business
Organizing a fundraiser
Organizing a union
Working at an archeology dig
Writing short stories, poetry, articles
Reading history at an advanced level
Writing a speech
Selling real estate
Working in the missionary field
Being a summer camp counselor
Leading a platoon
Training a new employee
Learning and using a foreign language
Starting a business
Teaching Sunday School
Leading a church group
Leading a Scout troop
Working as a hospital volunteer
Participating in Community Theater
Teaching handicapped children
Singing in the choir
Record your notes concerning each valid experience that you feel should qualify for credit. Then list each experience, that you recall, on the Life Experience Summary page included as part of your APPLICATION. When you prepare your signed and dated statements for mailing of your documentation, It will be beneficial if you add as much detail as possible to each item. Be sure to list all diplomas and college, university or seminary degrees and other awards or certifications including graduation and award dates for each.
Letters of recommendation and letters of witness from others who can state that they have witnessed your performance in different activities which would show skills and prove knowledge in specific areas, will be accepted for credit consideration. Example: letters from People who have witnessed you leading a seminar, teaching, preaching, leading a meeting, flying an airplane, building a garage, repairing an appliance, book keeping, creating an advertisement, promoting a fundraising, supervising a youth group, managing a sports team, starting a business. Anything that will show skill or experience in a specific area.
These letters which verify prior experience can be typed or handwritten, signed and dated by you and then witnessed by someone who can verify that such statements are correct. Use your imagination and make a list of your talents, skills and past performances that prove such life experience. Letters, copies of awards, diplomas, resumes, news paper articles, poetry, writings, art, photographs or any physical documentation should be mentioned on the application and then, copies of same, along with your letters, should be postal mailed to Northwestern Theological Seminary.
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