Credit for Prior Learning

Do you have years of life, work, or military experience? You can save time and money as you pursue your degree by earning credit for learning gained through that experience. Let us help you get the credit you deserve and get closer to graduation!

Why earn credit for prior learning?

  • Save time. Across the nation, associate degree graduates with CPL have saved an average of between 1.5 and 4.5 months in earning their degree.*
  • Save money. Compare the cost: CPL course at NWTC- $50 or $90;  our CPL students save on average $350 per three credit course.
  • See success. While individual results vary, CPL students in general are more likely to graduate than students who do not earn CPL.*

Get started

  1. Find a CPL eligible course and view course outcomes.

  2. Schedule a CPL consultation.

  3. Apply and pay the CPL fee.

  4. Complete the assessment.


Credit for prior learning may be earned through these three ways:

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