What is Credit for Prior Learning
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What is Credit for Prior Learning

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
WHAT IS CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING (CPL)?
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) translates work and life experience into college credit for adult learners. CPL helps adult learners move toward a degree while saving time and money, and CPL are accepted at all of Virginia's Community Colleges.
WHAT COUNTS AS COLLEGE CREDIT?
Whether you learned a skill during your service in the military, earned a certification on the job or aced an exam, you're already on your way to earning a degree or credential.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCES, CREDENTIALS, SKILLS & EXAMS THAT ARE CONSIDERED FOR CPL:
Workplace Experience and Training
Workplace Experience & Training
Military Service
Military Service
Exams and Standarized Tests
Exams & Standarized Tests
Professional Certifications and Awards
Professional Certifications & Awards
College Credits earned at another college or university
College credits earned at another college or university
BENEFITS OF EARNING CREDIT FROM PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
SAVE TIME & MONEY
 
A typical adult learner is looking for opportunities to maximize time and funds, and we get that. Taking advantage of CPL means more time spent with your loved ones and less time in the classroom, while still working toward a degree or certificate program.
VALIDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
 
Maybe you entered the workforce when others entered college, and now you're ready to earn your college degree. CPL will validate your real-world education by turning your work experience into college credits.
MEET GENERAL EDUCATION & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 
Think that standardized test was all for nothing? Think again. Some exams and tests can serve as credit that could help bypass some required courses. Once again, saving time and money.