CPL 399 - Credit for Prior Learning
Students in Professional Studies programs may be qualified to earn credit for learning gained outside of the classroom. Students who are able to identify courses for which they have prior learning or life/professional experience, may be eligible to create a portfolio of documentation providing evidence that the course objectives have been met. After meeting with the Associate Vice President for Learning Effectiveness (AVPLE) who oversees the Credit for Prior Leaning (CPL) program, it will be determined if the student’s life experiences can meet the course requirements. The student may then enroll in a required 1-credit course of study to discuss CPL portfolio development. Once the portfolio is completed, it is reviewed by the AVPLE to ensure it meets all requirements for submission, and then by the instructor of the course and the Dean of the appropriate Division. Upon evaluation of the portfolio, the instructor assigns a grade of Pass/Fail for the number of credits applicable to the course for which the portfolio was developed.
Students eligible for enrolling in the Credit for Prior Learning course must be accepted into a degree program by the Office of Admissions; have completed 15 semester hours or more of credit at Rivier University, and have been approved by the AVPLE to develop the portfolio(s) for the awarding of credit. Students approved for the Credit for Prior Learning program enroll in the 1-credit CPL course and pay a per-credit fee for each credit assigned to the course.
Students should consult with their Academic & Career Advisor to determine if they are eligible for the Credit for Prior Learning program. Those eligible should inquire of their advisor about the costs associated with the Credit for Prior Learning course and the portfolio fees.
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