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Partnership with Adventure Treks

Western Carolina University (WCU) partners with Adventure Treks to award academic degree credit for an approved course.

Credit hours will be awarded on the basis of 15 hours of in-class time per credit hour or other measure conforming to the requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the UNC Board of Governors.

WCU Course Equivalents:

WCU PRM Course Adventure Treks Course
PRM 254: Intro to Outdoor Pursuits (4 credits)
PRM 357: Wilderness First Responder (4 credits)
Total = 8 credits
Adventure Treks Leadership Summit
PRM 200: Intro to Rock Climbing (2 credits)
PRM 224: Survey of Outdoor Adventure Activities (4 credits)
PRM 254: Intro to Outdoor Pursuits (4 credits)
PRM 357: Wilderness First Reponder (4 credits)
Total = 14 credits
Adventure Treks Leadership Adventure Gap Semester


Information for Course Credit:

Non-WCU Students:
Non-WCU students who wish to receive academic credit should follow the procedure below:

  1. Complete a WCU Application for Admission and pay a $65 application fee. This is a one-time fee and will not be required of a student who has recently been admitted to WCU. Please be sure to complete the entire application. Incomplete applications may cause delays. This fee is non-refundable. Students must meet the WCU admission criteria as determined by the WCU Office of Admissions.
  2. Register, pay application fee, and tuition online. Pay a fee equal to the amount of credit desired. Should the student not be eligible for admission to WCU, the course cost will be refunded.
    Pending the admission to WCU, the student will be registered for the Adventure Treks course selected.
  3. Should the student desire a transcript be sent at the end of the course (after grades are posted), complete the transcript request. A signature is required. Scan the transcript request and email it to with "Adventure Treks Course" in the subject line.

If you have questions about this process, email Educational Outreach at

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