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Receive College Credits for the Life You’ve Lived

Credit for Prior Learning at 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.

Jahaira saved $193 per credit that she could apply to her BCC transcript and help her graduate quicker.

Don't Miss Out! Find Out if You Qualify

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Questions or concerns?

Coordinator of Advanced Standing
Admissions Office

Email: cpl@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–2112

“It’s easy to wonder if the life that you’ve lived up to this point has been a waste of time. But, the life you have lived actually can add up immeasurably to your education.”

Jahaira DeAlto, BCC Student.

1 in 6 students

Did you know?

1 in 6 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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