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