2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning (CPL) is college credit awarded for validated college-level skills and knowledge gained outside of a college classroom.

Students may receive CPL in place of a comparable course or graduation requirement, including elective units, listed in the current college catalog through the following approved alternative methods for awarding credit:

  1. Achievement of a satisfactory score on an approved standardized examination
  2. Evaluation of military service/training
  3. Evaluation of industry recognized training/credential documentation
    • Credit for industry recognized credential will be granted as long as the official documentation of the credential is on file in the Admissions and Records Office. (See BP/AR 4235 for more information)
  4. Evaluation of student-created portfolios
    • Students may receive Credit for Prior Learning using a student-created portfolio if a department has an approved portfolio assessment rubric for the course on file. (See BP/AR 4235 for more information)
  5. Satisfactory completion of an institutional examination, known as Credit by Examination, administered by the college in lieu of completion of an active course listed in the current college catalog

Assessment of a Standardized Examination Score

The colleges may grant credit for achievement of a satisfactory score with the following standardized exams:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP) examination
  2. International Baccalaureate (IB) examination
  3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  4. Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)

Please meet with a counselor for additional information.