Turn Your Certification Into a Degree!
As a prospective EC-Council University student and current EC-Council Certification holder, you can also earn credits towards your courses, as a result of your prior learning/industry certifications.
Prior Learning Portfolio
EC-Council University is dedicated to helping you save time and money by giving you the opportunity to build your credits through your prior learning experience.
As a prospective EC-Council University student, you may be awarded appropriate credit for your demonstrated knowledge gained from experiential learning. This learning may result from an industry certification, in-service training, and/or employment experiences.
To request credit based on experiential learning, you are required to provide documentation of the learning experience (certificates, employment records) and demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies linked to the learning outcomes for the course(s) for which you are seeking credit. Credit for experiential learning is awarded based on a portfolio assessment by ECCU administrative team.
A portfolio template is available for your use:
Submit your portfolio and all supporting documents to [email protected]. Within 5 business days you will be notified of what, if any, credit you will receive and how it will apply to your degree plan.
Course Transfer Credits
EC-Council University accepts college-level courses for consideration of transfer from accredited US or foreign equivalent institutions on a case by case basis. Computer technology courses (including cyber-security academic credits) must have been earned within the last 10 years for consideration. Credits must be from institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities. The classes must closely correspond with EC-Council University courses and the student must have earned a grade of “B” or higher.
To begin the process, submit an official transcript or NACES evaluation. ECCU will evaluate all transcripts for potential transfer credit. The transfer credit must come from classes equivalent to the same level of education and learning outcomes as the degree coursework.
Students may receive a maximum of 18 graduate credit hours of transfer credit in the graduate program and 90 credits of transfer credit in the Bachelor’s program. Transfer credits are not considered in the calculation of the student’s ECCU cumulative GPA.
Maximum Allowable Transfer Credit
Students may receive a maximum of 18 credit hours of Graduate credit and 30 hours of undergraduate credit of transfer certification credits as evaluated using the Prior Learning Portfolio. Students may not receive both Graduate and Undergraduate credit for the same certifications. The limit for total award of transfer credit, including both credit awarded for courses from other Universities and credit awarded from the prior learning portfolio may not exceed 90 hours for the Undergraduate program and 18 credit hours for the Master of Science in Cyber Security program. Three transfer credits may not be used to meet credit requirements for the Graduate Certificates. Transfer/Certifications credits are not considered in the calculation of the student’s ECCU cumulative GPA.