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Credit for Prior Learning

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Credit for Prior Learning

  • For more than 60 years, ACE has been a nationally recognized leader in the evaluation of workforce and military training, providing standards, practices, and tools that higher education institutions can rely on. Many nontraditional students can demonstrate college-level knowledge and competencies. Such learning—gained from experiences outside postsecondary education—often merits academic credit. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) provides a range of options from recognition of military and workforce training to national examinations and portfolio development. With more options comes the increased likelihood for greater numbers of learners to complete credentials.

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    Best Practices: Credit for Prior Learning

    Resources for colleges and universities in developing policies and practices for awarding credit for prior learning.

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    Postsecondary Pathways

    Find initiatives and programs that expand pathways to postsecondary credentials through effective applications of credit for prior learning.

  • Academic Review Task Force

    The charge of the Task Force was to review the policies and procedures governing the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service (military and non-military).

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