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.
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. Let us help you capitalize on your past and plan for your future.
These experiences may include:
- Workplace training
- Technical/secretarial schools
- Electronics/computer training
- Military training
- Bible school coursework
- Adult, evening, or non-credit programs
- Professional licensures
Option 1: Tested CPL
- CLEP exams—CLEP exams are offered through many colleges, including Immaculata. To find a test center close to you, go to: https://clep.collegeboard.org/find-a-test-center-and-schedule-your-test
- CLEP exams accepted by Immaculata
- Excelsior (Regents) College Examinations (ECE)
- DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) exams
- Challenge exams—Please contact the College of Adult Professional Studies to assist you in arranging an exam with a specific academic department at Immaculata.
Option 2: Accredited or Reviewed Training
Immaculata University accepts the following types of accredited training:
- Accredited trade or technical school training
- Military training
- Regionally or professionally accredited training providers
- Training experiences evaluated by American Council on Education (ACE) or National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction (PONSI)
Option 3: Faculty-Reviewed Learning
- On-the-job training
- Non-accredited training programs