Credit for Prior Learning

You may be able to earn Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) for college-level classes that you obtained through prior learning experiences, such as military service, fire certifications, industrial and corporate training programs, apprenticeship programs, or successful completion of standardized exams.

The maximum credit you can apply toward graduation is 75% of the degree, diploma, or certificate. You can also earn CPL credit by completing a portfolio.

Prior learning methods

  • apprenticeships

  • state or industry credentials

  • courses listed in the High School to Community College Articulation Agreement

  • courses listed in the Career and Technical Education Local Articulation Agreement

  • military educational and training credit

  • standardized exams

  • challenge exams

  • portfolio assessment

  • public safety training courses

  • Continuing Education to Curriculum Credit (CE to CU)