Credit for Prior Learning Program
Earn Credits in less time
Alverno recognizes that some students already have the knowledge to pass some courses, which is why the college has a Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program. Students who successfully complete CPL assessments earn credits without having to enroll in the course.
The CPL Program allows students to earn credits for some prerequisite courses by completing standardized assessments. These assessments are FREE and typically take less than four hours to complete. Click the assessment links below for more details about the assessments as well as practice assessments.
Mathematical Connections (QL 156) (eligibility required)
College Algebra (MT 123)
Trigonometry (MT 124)
The CPL Program gives students seeking CPL for other courses an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding by completing faculty-designed assessments that often require students to submit experiential essays or portfolios. Students must meet eligibility requirements.
The fee for these assessments is $75 or $150 depending on the type of assessment students complete.
Students do not earn credits based solely on their experiences. Students must demonstrate that the knowledge they gained outside the classroom, e.g., professional or volunteer experience, has given them the knowledge to meet course outcomes.
Students must major or minor in Bilingual Education, Global Studies, Spanish in the Professions, or Spanish Language and Cultures to be eligible to complete these assessments.