Receive College Credits for the Life You’ve Lived


Credit for Prior Learning at Berkshire Community College (BCC) offers you the opportunity to take some of the skills you've acquired throughout your life and match those up against course content offered at the College.

Students saved $198 per credit that they could apply to their BCC transcript and help them graduate quicker.

Contact Us

Geoffrey Tabor, Coordinator of Advanced Standing

Did you know?

One in six students at BCC benefit from having some credit for prior learning credits on their transcript, helping them accelerate their education and transfer or graduate more quickly.

Get Started

1. Apply to BCC

If you haven't yet applied to BCC, you should! It's free and the most important step in this process.

Apply online!

2. Build a Profile

Answer a short series of questions that helps us learn about you, and to determine the college program(s)* you're interested in.

Set up your account

3. We'll Get in Touch

The Coordinator of Advanced Standing reviews and contacts you with your next steps based on your profile summary.

*Please note that there is a fee of $30 per credit awarded if your portfolio gets approved by the academic department it is submitted to.

Earn More Credits

There are a number of other opportunities to earn college credit prior to taking any classes! Start by checking our Testing Center on BCC's main campus where you can earn even more college credits through some of the following opportunities:

  • College Level Examination program (CLEP)
  • High School Equivalency Tests (HiSET)
  • DANTES Standardized Subject Tests
  • Accepted Advanced Placement (AP) Exams