Motivated to succeed and advance your career? The Center for Degree Completion and Adult Learning is designed to reinforce your personal motivation and help you achieve that goal! Our flexible academic pathways help working professionals earn their bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields, offering accelerated, flexible course schedules with online options. We provide the following degree programs: Communication Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Health Studies, Leadership and Professional Studies, Liberal Studies, Management, Marketing and Psychology. We also have available an accelerated professional track in Criminology and Criminal Justice for adults who have completed the police academy and are police or corrections officers. If you are interested in our traditional programs visit: Academic Programs - William Paterson University. The Center is here for your support and guidance to help you navigate your academic journey until degree completion. You can build upon your professional experience to earn additional credits towards your degree through each of the following methods of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): Portfolio Assessment - Students can complete a portfolio for assessment of prior, non-college learning that includes work experience, corporate training, professional licenses, or certifications that may equate to college credit. Transfer Credits - Students can transfer up to 90 credits, but must take 30 institutional credits totaling 120 credits to graduate. Credit by Examination - Students can demonstrate their knowledge and gain credit through standardized national exams such as the CLEP, AP, IB, TECEP, CPEP, challenge examinations, and credits through transfer (to a maximum of 90). Each CLEP examination costs $77.00 and a university administration fee of $25.00 totaling $102.00. The examination(s) may be paid for by check, money order, or credit card (Master Card or Visa). Military Credits - Students can earn degree credit for military training and experience by providing transcripts from ACE, CCAF, AART, JST, SMART, and the U.S. Coast Guard Institute. They will need to provide the Registrar's office or the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs with their official transcripts, which can be ordered through Joint Services Transcript (JST), along with a copy of their DD214 (military discharge document). Course Challenge Exams - These exams are developed by faculty for students wishing to "test out" of a course. They address learning outcomes other than taking the specific course. Challenge examinations may consist of the final exam for the particular course, or an exam comparable to it. In courses that culminate in a final paper, the challenge exam may consist of comparable writing assessments. Professional Training - Students may earn credit for professional training programs they have completed that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. Professional training examples include but are not limited to CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CCNA certification, Human Resource Management (SHRM/PHR/SPHR), Project Management certification, Supply Chain Management certification, Digital Marketing certification, Certified Medical Assistant CCMA, and Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT). Students should expect to submit proof of their training completion.