Receiving High School or College Credit

Our academic curriculum is fully accredited through Sterling College. The credits earned are transferable to any four-year college or university. Students enrolled at Sterling for the full 16 credits offered are eligible for financial aid through the FAFSA. High school students are also able to earn full credits each semester, transferrable to most high schools.

To receive high school credit:

Each of the four courses of study during our semester programs usually translate into one high school credit (some schools use different credit/hour systems – we are happy to work with your guidance counselor to ensure that you receive credit). Upon applying to a Kroka semester program, please direct your school counselor to the Kroka syllabus/curriculum rubric online to make sure your school will honor Kroka courses. We are happy to speak directly with your academic dean or guidance counselor to explain the nature of our curriculum and how your experience will enhance your future school achievements.

Kroka offers letter grades and a comprehensive evaluation assessment via an academic transcript and narrative evaluation at the end of the semester. You may be required to bring your Kroka portfolio to school or to present orally to your school’s curriculum committee upon semester completion. It is important to work with your guidance counselor ahead of time to make sure that you understand their specific requirements.

To receive college credit:

You can currently receive 16 credits through Sterling College in Vermont. These credits are fully transferable to any college or university. 

Students must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to receive credit:

  • Current high school standing of Junior or Senior, or high school diploma or equivalent
  • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher

To arrange for receiving credit after being accepted to our semester program, you need to complete the Sterling College Credit Application Form for each course you are receiving credit for (you will need the course names as outlined below). These forms, along with your high school transcript, must be submitted to Sterling College along with a $500 fee per course payable to Sterling College. You will then be assigned a Sterling student ID number, and upon successful completion of the course, Kroka will submit your grades to Sterling College. Sterling will then send your final grades in the mail. In the future, you will be able to request an official transcript from Sterling College that reflects these grades to submit to another college.

Additionally, if you have already graduated from high school and are interested in attending Sterling College, you may apply using an expedited application process to attend Sterling beginning after completing a Kroka semester, or you may defer admission for up to one year. In this scenario, an additional narrative writing piece detailing your learning throughout the semester must be completed at the conclusion of the semester to support the physical portfolio of work created during the program.

Sterling College grants a $10,000 scholarship towards annual tuition for Kroka Semester Graduates! If you are at all interested in this school, this is an amazing opportunity!

NOTE: Once a student is enrolled through Sterling, they are then eligible to submit a FAFSA to RECEIVE FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID FOR THEIR KROKA SEMESTER. This is an exciting option for those students who have already graduated high school and could use the financial aid for their program.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Students who receive federal aid will no longer be eligible for the Kroka scholarship that they were already awarded, nor aid through the sliding tuition scale. This will be handled on a case-by-case basis to ensure clarity between families and the Kroka business office.

For any questions relating to school credit, please call us at 603-835-9087 or email semester@kroka.org

The credits are awarded as follows:

  • Four credits for the Adventure Education course – “AS145-KR Mountains Within” during either semester
  • Four Social Studies or Cultural Studies credits: 
    • Social Studies for “HM/SS145-KR” during the Spring semester
    • Cultural Studies for “HM/SS145-KR” during the Fall semester
  • Four Humanities credits for “HUM 110 Finding Our Place” during either semester
  • Four Science credits: 
    • for “LSC 110 New England Ecology” during the Spring semester
    • for “LSC 260 Sustainable Living on Earth” during the Fall semester