Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is college credit awarded for validated college-level skills and knowledge gained outside of a college classroom (Administrative Procedure AP-5235). Credit for prior learning may be earned for eligible courses approved by the faculty for students who satisfactorily pass an authorized assessment.

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Understanding the difference methods of Credit for Prior Learning:

Below is the methods that you may earn credit through Credit for Prior Learning. For more information please contact a counselor.

Method Type Description
Standarized Examinations
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exam
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardization Test (DANTES/DSST)

Students who receive a satisfactory score on any of these tests may be eligible to receive credit.

Credit by Examination


Credit by Examination Satisfactory completion of an institutional examination, administered by the college in lieu of completion of an active course listed in the current college catalog;
Military Transcripts Evaluation of military transcripts as recommended by ACE standards.
Industry Recognized Credentials Industry required credentials demonstrating mastery of the course outline. (e.g. Aviation license).
Student-Created Portfolios A collection of work, awards, experience or other documented items to demonstrate competency in the chosen course.

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If you have prior learning experience that you feel would qualify for CPL, but you don't see the discipline or course in our list, please email: Shelly L. Hess 

We are still building our CPL database and will reach out to our faculty on your behalf to see if CPL is a good fit!

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