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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

Certain disciplines such as criminal justice, fire science, surgical technology and automotive, will accept some industry specific certifications to evaluate and award academic credit. Some credentials have been evaluated previously and correspond to specific CLC classes; please review the preapproved credentials list for more details. Other credentials can be reviewed by the academic divisions and may require meeting with a  CLC faculty member. Learn more about credential review.


Still looking to learn more? Check out our FAQs. Or, come to campus and meet with a College and Career Navigator (CCN) or a Academic Success Advisor (ASA).