Am I a Good CPL Candidate?

Credit for Prior Learning is for adult learners who have gained significant knowledge, skills and abilities outside the traditional classroom that may be equivalent to college-level coursework. Credentialed faculty in each discipline will establish the course criteria and assess fulfillment to determine credit awarded. This self-assessment checklist is designed to help learners determine if Credit for Prior Learning is a good option for them.

  • I am a fully admitted student to Utah Valley University. If you're not, start the process by applying today.
  • Have I had at least 3 years of experience in the field/subject area?
  • Have I managed other people at work or a volunteer organization?
  • Can I demonstrate that I possess current knowledge from my past experience?
  • Do I have extensive volunteer or community involvement that utilizes my professional skills?
  • Have I learned progressively more advanced or complex processes in my job, travel, or volunteer work?
  • Can I differentiate what I have learned from the experience and align it with the course learning outcomes?
  • Do I understand both the practical and theoretical applications of the course?
  • Do I have documentation to support my learning such as: licensure, certification, presentations, software code, work examples, etc.?
  • Is there room for the course(s) in my program of study?
  • Have I completed non-credit college courses?
  • Am I or was I a member of the armed forces?
  • Have I lived in a foreign country and/or traveled extensively?
  • Do I plan to complete my certificate, diploma or degree at SCC?

If you answered yes to most of the questions above, CPL may be a good option.