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Prior Learning Credit
Adult students bring a level of experience and knowledge to academic programs
that most younger students do not have. The knowledge has been acquired through
work, training, or life experiences.
We recognize the value of that learning, and award academic credit for it
through our Prior Learning program. To learn more, attend one of our scheduled
prior learning briefings.
To pursue college credit for prior learning undergraduate students must have
regular admission status, and Global Campus graduate students* must have either conditional or
regular admission status. Your academic advisor will be able to answer any
questions you might have about using prior learning credit in your program
*On-campus graduate students are not eligible to apply for prior learning
Prior Learning Briefing Webcast
A Prior Learning Assessment Briefing for Portfolio Development is now available
"On-Demand" through your favorite web browser. Watching a presentation using the
Mediasite Player is virtually the same as being in the room with the Presenter.
If you have any questions please use the "Question Link", and they will be
forwarded to the Prior Learning Email address. Enjoy the Prior Learning Session.
Click here to receive a link to the webcast by email.
Note: To ensure your computer meets the requirements to view this webcast,
please read this document before attending the webcast. You can also view a
sample webcast here.
Prior Learning Process
Application of Prior Learning Credit toward a Degree Program
- Prior learning credit may count toward degree major, minor
and concentration requirements and as electives
- Prior learning credit may not:
- count toward 30 semester hour residency requirement
- meet General Education
- be used to meet any University Program or competency requirement
- count as part of enrollment for the determination of Federal
Financial aid eligibility
- Academic Advisors decide which prior learning credits
can be used in a student's program plan
- Student pays only for credits
- Students need to complete five hours of CMU course work before
prior learning credits can be transcripted
- Prior learning fees are non-refundable
- General range of undergraduate credit awarded is 15-35 credits
- Maximum credits which may be counted toward an
undergraduate degree is 60
- Undergraduate students must have regular admission status to apply for prior learning credit
- Average graduate credit awarded is 6 credits
- Maximum credits which may be counted toward a
graduate degree is 10
- Graduate students must have either conditional or regular admission status
Please note that prior learning credit is not
available to all students or programs.
Contact your academic advisor to discuss
Prior Learning Assessment and your program plan.
For further information, contact the Prior
Learning Coordinator at 866-774-1018, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our online
Upcoming Prior Learning Briefings
NOTE: please print copy of the pdf version of our presentation and bring it to
your briefing session.
Call (248) 526-2610 to register for briefing to be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Call (517) 337-8360 to register for briefing to be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
Call (248) 357-8600 to register for briefing to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013.
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Call (734) 464-5900 to register for briefing to be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013.
Call (248) 526-2610 to register for briefing to be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
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Call (313) 441-5300 to register for briefing to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013.
Call (586) 558-4300 to register for briefing to be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013.