HESEAP® Credit Evaluation Program

Earn the credit you deserve!

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Saves Time

This program enables eligible students to significantly decrease the amount of time spent in physical classrooms while pursuing their degree.

Saves Money

Highly intellectually gifted, educated, or experienced students could potentially qualify for CLC "Classroom Learning Credits" in many, and in some rare cases all, of their 40 courses.
Tuition is 100% waived on any courses a student receives CLC credit for.

Awards Classroom Learning Credits

The HESEAP® Review Committee meticulously assesses each student's comprehensive and documented prior education, encompassing formal education, heutagogy, on-the-job training, CEC, among others, as well as previous or current experience in work, military, and volunteer roles, and any awards received. Qualified students will receive transfer or Classroom Learning Credits (CLC).


You can study and take tests anytime, day or night, from wherever you are comfortable. Whether you are at home, school, a coffee shop, or even at the beach, all you need is a laptop or another device.

Our HESEAP® Credit Evaluation Program is the only program of its kind.

HESEAP allows students to have their academic education and experience verified and certified.
Qualified students can drastically reduce the cost and time required to complete their college degree program.

What is HESEAP®?

HESEAP® stands for “Higher Education Skills Equivalency Accreditation Program.” This system is based on the internationally recognized Philippine ETEEAP educational assessment program. Under HESEAP, a student’s documented and verified prior education and experience are meticulously evaluated and, where applicable, credited toward CLC “Classroom Learning Credits”.

How are CLC “Classroom Learning Credits” determined?

Through an extensive application and verification process, the HESEAP Academic Review Committee meticulously evaluates the candidate’s prior knowledge, skills, education, experience, awards, and achievements relevant to a particular course or field within USILACS’s academic programs. Applicants are required to provide comprehensive and well-documented evidence of their prior education, experience, awards, and other relevant activities. Transcripts, course catalogs, and syllabi are utilized to assess prior education. The Committee compares this information against the learning outcomes expected from a standard college course. Applicants must supply sufficient details and documentation to enable the Committee to accurately assess their knowledge and experience relative to a college-level course. Transfer credits for courses completed at other colleges or universities are also evaluated and awarded using the HESEAP program.

For those qualified students, CLC credits are awarded for equivalent classroom, laboratory, or workshops.

How is HESEAP® different?

This distinctive program employs equivalent competency standards, a rigorous assessment system, and integrated assessment methodologies to evaluate the student’s prior college-level education and experience. Based on this comprehensive evaluation, qualified students are awarded Classroom Learning Credits (CLC). Any CLC credit award effectively diminishes the requisite in-classroom time for graduation.

What HESEAP is and What HESEAP is Not

HESEAP should never be mistaken for traditional or online education, as it fundamentally differs from these formats in many ways. HESEAP is not a degree program, nor is it an educational program designed to provide instruction. Rather, HESEAP is a “credit for prior education and experience” program.

Students who lack the necessary prior education and experience to qualify for Classroom Learning Credits (CLC) or who are unable to pass the final exam for a course do not qualify for HESEAP. Such students must enroll in standard college courses to achieve their academic goals.

How does it work?

All USILACS students must take comprehensive final exams for each course for which they received a CLC award.  All courses for which a student is not awarded a CLC must be completed traditionally.

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