Credit for Prior Learning

As an adult student going back to college, you have the benefit of life experience and work experience. This will not only help you in your classes—it may decrease the number of classes you have to take.

Credit for Prior Learning Saves you Time and Money

Reduce the cost of your degree and finish sooner with Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Immaculata University’s CPL program allows you to earn academic credit for learning experiences outside of the classroom.

These experiences may include any of the following:

  • Workplace training
  • Technical/secretarial schools
  • Electronics/computer training
  • Military training
  • Bible school coursework
  • Adult, evening, or non-credit programs
  • Professional licensures

Immaculata accepts CPL as long as learning experiences are deemed to be at the college level. Generally, 30 hours of training is equivalent to one academic credit.

Normally, Immaculata accepts CPL credits of no more than half of a student’s required credits, a maximum of 63 credits for most bachelor’s degree programs.


CPL is an inexpensive way to get closer to earning a degree. At $10 per credit, Immaculata’s fee is one of the lowest available from any institution.

Adult undergraduate student who earned credit for prior learning“When I started my journey at Immaculata, I was scared, nervous, and anxious because I thought I wasn’t college material.  When applying, I was surprised to learn that I could earn college credit for the trainings I completed at my company! Between the trainings I accomplished at my employer and the knowledge I gained at Immaculata, I was able to graduate with honors. I am proud and honored to be an alumna of a school that encourages and believes in adult students.” —Jackie Gaitens


Contact Us to Learn More

Contact us to find out whether your knowledge and experience will translate into Credit for Prior Learning.

If you are a current student in Immaculata’s College of LifeLong Learning, you can contact your academic advisor, or call 484-323-3238, or email If you are a prospective student, call 484-323-3524 or email

Let us help you capitalize on your past and plan for your future.