Credit for Prior Learning
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Alverno College’s Credit for Prior Learning program (CPL) can help you save money and time, and shorten your time to graduation by not having to take some classes for which you already have the necessary knowledge.
To earn credit for prior learning, you must be enrolled at Alverno. If you are eligible, you can earn credits by successfully completing assessments that allow you to bypass some introductory courses.
You can seek CPL for other courses by demonstrating that you have met learning outcomes for those courses through comparable knowledge and experiences outside the classroom. This video produced by CAEL provides a general overview of earning credit for prior learning through work and other experiences.
Students who are not seeking CPL by completing bypass assessments should review the process for earning CPL. You can get more details about the Alverno's CPL program by looking at Frequently Asked Questions. You also can read a recent article about the program.
If you would like to seek credits for prior learning, please complete the form below. A Credit for Prior Learning Coach will contact you soon.