What is CPAL and how do I begin?
Our Credit for Prior and Alternative Learning (CPAL) program is a pathway to earn S-graded transfer credit for learning that is not already documented as a credited and graded course on a U.S. regionally accredited college/university transcript.
Convert your learning into transferable credit by completing one of the officially recognized Prior Learning Assessments (PLAs) by selecting the exam option. PLA exams exist for a wide variety of subject areas at the undergraduate level and may be used to complete equivalencies, core requirements, and for general elective credits to apply toward graduation.
What assessments are accepted?
Whether you want to convert a prior learning experience to credit or are looking for new learning opportunities available online, you’ll need to document your learning with a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) grade report or transcript.
Credit Recommendation Services Assessments
- Joint Services Transcript (Military)
- World Education Services Credential Evaluation Report (International)
- American Council on Education Transcript (ACTFL or Straighterline)
- Straighterline Transcript (Straighterline)
National Exam Assessments
If you have prior learning not documented by one of our national credit evaluators, then a national exam may be the right option for you. There’s a wide variety of exams offered in many subject areas that have been pre-approved.
The transfer guides below identifies specific exam information including exam title, credits that will be awarded upon transfer, and if the course transfers as an equivalency, core requirement or elective.