• Adult students can use their life learning experiences to minimize their cost and time to degree completion. (Get a transcript of the video: "Earn College Credit for What You Already Know".)

    Prior Learning Credit

    Earn Credit for your Life Learning Experiences

    CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies encourages adult learners to apply their extensive life learning to earn an undergraduate degree. Prior learning credit is that opportunity for degree seeking adults to earn college-level credit for what they know.

    Undergraduate students may earn prior learning credit for all elective and various general education requirements. Undergraduate students may earn up to 75 prior learning credits toward a CCU bachelor's degree and up to 45 prior learning credits toward a CCU associate degree – depending on the specific degree program.

    Graduate students in the MBA and MOL programs may use credit by portfolio to earn an emphasis or specialization to their degree.

    The cost of prior learning credit options is a fraction of the cost of tuition. Using prior learning can be very rewarding for adults as they experience the value that their current skills, competencies, and achievements contribute toward their degree.

    Some examples of Prior Learning Credit are available by:

    • ACE Credit (American Council on Education)
    • CLEP Exams (College Level Examination Program)
    • DSST Exams (Formerly DANTES)
    • Credit by Portfolio
    • … and more!

    For information about earning prior learning credit, please contact a CCU Enrollment Counselor.

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