What is Credit for Prior Learning?
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
- 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.