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Credit for Prior Learning

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You can earn college credit for prior learning in your field of study, for documented, college-level learning and testing, as well as corporate and professional training, education and work experience.

Explore this list of opportunities for prior learning credit in the menu bar to the left or listing below.

For more information please contact

Melissa Ann Fama, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Community College of Rhode Island

Phone:  (401) 851-1673; (401) 333-7080

Education and Transcripts

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Credits from other colleges and universities
  • Department of Defense Servicemembers Opportunity College
    (DoD SOC) Programs

Testing and Examinations

  • GED, with score of 175-200
  • College Board College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)
  • UExcel® and Excelsior College® Examinations
  • Departmental Challenge Tests

Corporate/Professional Training & Certifications

  • Corporate or Professionally sponsored training
  • Military training and experience
  • Standardized Credit Awards for workplace training
    (e.g., police academy, apprenticeships, real estate)


Contact Information

Prior Learning Coordinator


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Last Updated: 12/3/18