Whether it be a second (or first) language, skills you acquired on the job or through military service, or ways you’ve grown from engaging with your community, demonstrating this prior learning could save you time and money as you earn your degree.
Here are a few ways qualified University of Southern Maine students can earn credit through our office:
“During my last year at the University of Southern Maine, I used the Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) program to earn eleven credits for my Internship portfolio and a Somali language exam. I’m glad I had the chance to work with the CPL team. I was encouraged and helped throughout the whole process. They were patient and helped me learn new ways to organize and improve my writing skills. I was able to pass my remaining classes for the spring semester because the process was so straightforward. I strongly believe that the credits I earned from the CPL program pushed me to finish my degree.”— Zeynab Muhidin ’21, Social and Behavioral Sciences major