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A College Degree: Why Not You? Why Not Now? A Quick Guide for Adult College Students

You May Have More College Credit Than You Think!

Institutions in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education may offer college credit for learning that has been acquired outside of traditional educational settings. This includes learning from life and work experiences, independent reading and study, and participation in formal courses sponsored by associations, business, government, industry, the military and unions.

Each institution evaluates lifelong learning and awards college credit on a course-by-course basis. Contact the institution you plan to attend for an evaluation of your lifelong learning.

GED Testing
If you dropped out of high school and would still like to pursue a college degree, you have options.

Most colleges and universities in the U.S., including those in Oklahoma, consider the General Educational Development (GED) to be the equivalent to a high school diploma. To learn more about taking the GED exam, visit the American Council on Education's GED Testing Service Web site at