Credit for Prior Learning

My Credit for Prior Learning (MyCPL) is a Minnesota State platform that helps students earn credit for demonstrating college/university level knowledge. You may have gained knowledge that qualifies for credit, from workplace, military, or community experiences.

Credit for prior learning is undergraduate or graduate level academic credit awarded for demonstrated university-level learning gained through learning experiences outside Minnesota State University Moorhead credit-bearing courses. External credit is assessed through outside entities. Internal credit is assessed by MSUM faculty using academically sound and rigorous methods and processes. Read the full Credit for Prior Learning Policy.

How Does Credit for Prior Learning Work?

  • Login to MyCPL
  • Create a Request – Login (StarID and password), build a profile, search for courses related to your prior learning and create a request.
  • Talk to an Advisor – Your advisor will guide you in creating your application and recommend what course(s) will provide the best opportunity to award you credit for your prior learning experiences.
  • Complete an Assessment – You will work with your faculty assessor to determine the method of evaluation. Some of the most common assessments are Credit by Exam, Skills demonstration, Interview and Portfolio. Credit for Prior Learning fee is $100 per credit.

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