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Credit for Prior Learning

Seeking a degree? Graduate faster by receiving college credit for what you already know!

You may use any or all methods to earn CLC credit for prior learning experiences, saving you time and money! We offer three ways to earn this transcript-enhancing credit:

National Exams

National exams such as the AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP (College Level Exam Program) and DSST can be used to earn credit for CLC classes. To learn more, visit the following:

CLC Challenge Exams

CLC offers its own challenge exams for students who possess prior knowledge of a subject area in a specific course. Challenge exams are not available for all courses and are offered at the discretion of the academic division. Learn more about Challenge Exams.

Industry specific credentials, including military transcript evaluation

Certain disciplines such as criminal justice, fire science, medical imaging, surgical technology and business, will accept some industry specific certifications to evaluate and award academic credit. Additionally, other disciplines will review military transcripts to assess credit. These reviews require meeting with CLC faculty to evaluate and discuss your credentials. For additional information, please contact Admissions and Recruitment.


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