Credit for Prior Learning
What is Credit for Prior Learning?
Credit for Prior Learning is Degree credit awarded for demonstrated relevant college level education acquired through nontraditional schooling, work or other life experience.
Through CPL, subject matter experts evaluate how prior experiences might translate to college-level knowledge and how that knowledge may equate to college credit.
- Students may apply for CPL at any time after admission to the College.
- Credit approved through the evaluation process will be posted to your transcript.
- A student may obtain a maximum of 30 semester credits of CPL.
- Awarded CPL will not affect a student’s grade point average or quality points, nor will it substitute for the required minimum of 20 semester credits of residency needed for graduation from Tri-C.
Students will be charged $50 per course that is approved for CPL through the By-Pass Credit and Challenge Exam Options. All fees must be paid at a Tri-C Enrollment Center.
Students taking a CLEP exam must pay associated costs directly to the College Board.