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, faculty 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.
Request Your Credit for Prior Learning
Use the forms below to submit your request for credit or to appeal a previous credit for prior learning decision. Please Note: This CPL process is NOT for credit on a college transcript. If you wish to submit a college transcript for credit, please follow the guidelines found here.