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Credit for Prior Learning

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. For details about the CPL program, please review the CPL process and read the Frequently Asked Questions. You also can read a recent article about the program.

This video produced by CAEL provides a general overview of earning credit for prior learning through work and other experiences.


If you would like to seek credits for prior learning, please read information about the process to seek credits and complete the form below.  A Credit for Prior Learning Coach will contact you soon.

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