Credit For Prior Learning (CPL)

Lakeshore Technical College embraces opportunities to provide advanced standing to students with credible learning experiences occurring outside of our classrooms. With LTC's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. 

Credit for prior learning, or advanced standing, may be granted for the following situations:

Work and Life Experiences

Receive credit for the college-level learning you have gained through work, training, volunteer, self-study, military, etc., experiences by completing a prior learning assessment.

At LTC, when possible, we use prior learning assessments to evaluate students for their prior learning. The assessments come in different formats: some are exams, while others are portfolios, demonstrations, or a combination of methods.

Credit for prior learning course lookup

See a list of test-out options and learn more

General Guidelines

  • Credit for prior learning must be applied toward a specific program at the College. Non-program students are not eligible for advanced standing.
  • The student must have earned a grade of 2.0 or better in the course being considered on a 4.0 scale.
  • The college reserves the right to place time limits on prior learning for which credit may be granted based on technological changes specific to that field.
  • Not all courses have the option to earn credit for prior learning.

For more detailed information on ways to earn credit for prior learning, please review the Credit for Prior Learning Student Manual.