Credit for Prior Learning


TU recognizes that some students may have acquired abilities through life experience, personal study, and/or military course work. The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program offers an opportunity for Towson University students to receive college credit by taking “challenge” tests in the area of their proficiency, presenting portfolios, and providing documentation of military course work/experiences.

A maximum of 45 units for “non-traditional learning” may be granted with a grade of PE through the Credit for Prior Learning Program (this includes any CLEP credit granted in transfer). Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) units can be used to fulfill Gen Eds, electives, and/or major requirements.

Students must be degree candidates at Towson University with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA to have CPL units recorded on the TU transcript. Please note that some academic departments may accept a lower maximum number of CPL units toward the major. Please check with the major department first to find out if such restrictions exist. Different ways to earn CPL units at Towson University are described below:

For more information on the Credit for Prior Learning Program, call 410-704-2471.

Office of the Registrar

Credit for Prior Learning Program

Enrollment Services Center, Room 223

Phone: 410-704-2471

Fax: 410-704-2006

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