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Credit for Prior Learning

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We want to give you the credit that you deserve whether that is for military service, on-the-job experience and training, life experience, or through various examinations such as CLEP and AP.  Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) provides students with the opportunity to earn credit for college-level learning acquired outside of a structured classroom.  To qualify, students must demonstrate college-level knowledge and competencies that meet course-specific learning outcomes.  CPL may be granted based on the judgment of credentialing experts in the specific discipline.  Credit may be awarded through a variety of assessment methods which are outlined below.

How does Credit for Prior Learning work?

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) can be obtained through a variety of methods:

  • Credit by Examination:  CLEP, AP, IB, DSST, and Departmental Examinations
  • Portfolio
  • Military Experience
  • Skills Verification
  • State POST Training (for law enforcement officers)
  • ACE Credit Recommendations for job training and work experience

For more information, please complete and submit an Inquiry Form.