Core Curriculum

Prior Learning, test credits and the USM Core

Test credits and the Core

For information on how AP, DSST and CLEP and other tests may be used to satisfy Core requirements, see the information provided by the Office for Prior Learning Assessment.

Other Prior Learning: Academic Portfolio Assessment

Students may also be eligible to have prior-learning of a non-academic/non-credit-bearing nature applied to a specific Core requirement. 

For information on the academic portfolio assessment process, visit the Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio page and follow the instructions provided there.

Students should carefully review the learning outcomes for the specific requirement in question prior to deciding whether academic portfolio assessment is a good option for them.