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Credit for Prior Learning

Get College Credit - for What You Already Know

Credit for prior learning allows you to receive college credits for learning that you acquired through your work or other experience. Prior learning can be evaluated for college credit through national standardized tests or departmental credit by evaluation, existing certificates and licenses. Explore the options below for more information.

You may be able to earn credit for past participation in these areas and more:

  • Independent study
  • Non-credit courses
  • Volunteer or community service

How Many Credits can I Earn? 

You may be awarded up to and including 30 credit hours, unless credits are required by a specific program of study within the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Do the Credits Transfer? 

Credit for prior learning is transferable within the Maricopa Community Colleges, but may not transfer to other colleges and universities. You should meet with your program advisor or contact the college or university you plan to attend for more information.

Credit for Prior Learning Exams