In addition to Degrees via Experential Learning and Life Credits,
Breyer State University now offers Online Degrees with a full curriculum
of courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Continuing Education
offerings and programs.
While most traditional
and online colleges and universities purport to issue life experience
credits based on work experience, the college credits issued are
rarely equal to the work experience and training accomplished on
the job or through a student's other endeavors and life learned
Through a comprehensive assessment based on work and life experience,
adult learners may now apply to Breyer State University and receive
an entire Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree based
on life experience and all without stepping foot on campus.
The experiential learning credits issued at other traditional or
online colleges and universities are almost always offered for lower
division courses, and usually are granted for general education
credits rather than for the core curriculum.
At Breyer State University, credits are granted based on all life
and work experience and credits are awarded to all appropriate courses
as may pertain to your degree.
The cost for the issuance of life experience credits at other colleges
and universities is the same as the cost for taking the course online
or on campus!
Breyer State University only charges a flat tuition fee for each
online degree program or certificate course regardless of the number
of course credits awarded by means of assessment and/or transferable
Other accredited online colleges and traditional universities assess
a student's life experience knowledge through proctored testing
at locations other than where the student lives before awarding
At Breyer State
University, the student submits a detailed resume and supporting
documentation and the award of life experience credits is based
on the actual knowledge gained from previous work and life experience
and not by means of testing. Following this intial assessement of
documents, students in the degree programs via Experential Learning
and Life Credits produce a very comprehensive "Life Profile
Assessment" which details and provides supporting documentation
of learning, experiences, etc in the area of the speciality concentration.
Most traditional universities and colleges will only accept a small
portion of credits transfered from other colleges and/or universities,
and only if the credits were earned within the last five years,
regardless of whether the credits were from a regionally accredited
institution of higher learning or not!
At Breyer State University, all credits are transferable, regardless
when the credits were earned and even if the credits were earned
in a foreign or online college or university. Breyer State does
however reserve the right to refuse transferable credits based on
the academic grade(s) achieved.
Once officially enrolled into a program, students receive a unique
ID and Password, with full instructions on accessing their classrooms.
Each course in our programs has its own dedicated classroom where
students interact with faculty. Each classroom has posted the course
syllabus, course assignements, examinations, etc.
Breyer State University offers students faculty advisors who are
avaible during all phases of the programs to assist as needed. We
also offer the following to our students: access to chat rooms to
converse with faculty, an online used book store, a bookstore with
shirts, mugs and mouse pads bearing the BSU logo, access to search
engines directories, access to online bookstores, access to ordering
BSU student ID cards and graduation class rings.
Breyer State University School "colors" are Blue and Red.
The student may be required to do additional reading, a project,
or take a additional courses from other campus or online colleges
or universities. For additional information, please refer
to the procedures page. Students
may also elect to take credit
Students may apply for any degree program or certificate
course with the exception of a medical or nursing degree that
is required for liscensure to practice medicine or nursing.
These degrees would require practical experience not afforded
an individual unless that person was licensed which would,
of course, require the education first.
Yes, many online colleges and universities use assessments
to issue degrees without course work (please see "facts"
above). Almost all colleges and universities offer life experience
credits. Most however, require you to pay the same cost as
though you actually took the course! Should licensure be the
goal of the student upon completion, the student should first
check with the appropriate agency, association, or board which
control & provide licensure or certification as licensure
and certification requirements vary from state to state. Please
check with the appropriate state occupational licensing board
regarding their specific requirements. Due to state statutes
in Idaho, enrollment is not available to Idaho residents.
No, your degree will not indicate that the degree was earned
through life experience credits. In fact your degree will
look the same as if you earned it from a traditional college
or university on campus! Diplomas are specially ordered and
are beautiful for framing. They are printed in a gold foil
stamped ink using two color with the title of the degree clearly
visible. Upon graduation, students receive a copy of official
transcripts bearing a gold embossed seal of the University.
You may mail your assessment packet to Breyer State University
at the address listed in the Q & A below. You may also
fax the documents to 208-935-0392. You may also upload documents
e.g., resume, vitae, and other supporting documents you have
on your PC (computer) and send it to us via the online application
YES- Breyer State University has received full institutional
accreditation from the Central States Consortium of Colleges
and Schools. Accreditation was awarded following a comprehensive
review of all standards as prescribed by the Central States
Consortium of Colleges and Schools (CSCCS) by a team of independent
contractor surveyors . Breyer State University was found to
be in compliance with all prescribed standards. Please note
that accreditation, or a peer review, is a voluntary process
in the United States. For full information on our accreditation
please click here.
You may contact the Admissions Office by using our electronic
request for information, by phone at 208-935-0233, or by fax
at 208-935-0392. Our staff of advisors are ready to assist
you in anyway possible. You may email with your questions.
You may also contact the Admissions Office by mailing your
Breyer State University
P.O. Box 1144
Kamiah, Idaho 83536