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Credit for Prior Learning

Get credit for what you know.

What is Credit for Prior Learning?

At CCRI, we recognize that college-level learning can occur in a variety of settings outside of the traditional educational environment. Many students come to CCRI with rich, diverse backgrounds that may include military service, corporate training, work experience or other experiential learning. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is an opportunity for students to provide evidence of their college-level learning for college credit.

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General Information:

  • Students must be currently registered and accepted into a degree program at CCRI to earn Credit for Prior Learning, and the prior learning must be used toward credits in their program of study.
  • While many opportunities for CPL exist, some CCRI courses do not have options for CPL. 
  • Students requesting CPL for military training and service can follow the steps here.
  • Information regarding CPL transferability, fees, and more can be found in the FAQ Section

To get started in your exploration of Credit for Prior Learning, follow this link: Step 1: Review Your Program Requirements.