Early in 1974, the New York State Education Department developed a system for evaluating formal learning experiences sponsored by noncollegiate institutions; that is, by organizations whose primary focus is not education. They include private industry, professional associations, labor unions, voluntary associations, and government agencies.
The State Education Department, Office of Noncollegiate-Sponsored Instruction, in cooperation with the American Council on Education, administers an evaluation system and recommends the awarding of credit earned through these learning experiences. The State Education Department publication, A Guide to Education Programs in Noncollegiate Organizations, is used by SUNY Oneonta to determine the acceptability of credit earned for successfully-completed courses.
Credit is granted only for courses completed in academic areas where this College offers similar academic course work.
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