Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is college credit awarded for validated college-level skills and knowledge gained outside of a college classroom. Students’ knowledge and skills might be gained through experiences such as:
This CPL definition does not include knowledge and skills already assessed and awarded credit through formal education at regionally accredited in-state and out-of-state institutions.
CPL can help you save time and money on your educational path. Students can now get credit for a course instead of just waving a prerequisite. Each CPL eligible course will have different methods of assessment. These methods include:
You can contact the CPL lead at any college in the region to find out what their college has to offer.
Cuyamaca College: Lena Heckbert
Grossmont College: Karen Hern
Imperial Valley College: Roxanne Morales
MiraCosta College: Delores Loedel
Palomar College: Candace Rose
San Diego Community College District: Shelly Hess
San Diego City College: Nikko DeLao
San Diego College of Continuing Education: Richard Weinroth
San Diego Mesa College: Tonya Whitfield
San Diego Miramar College: Joe Young
Southwestern College: Randy Beach