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you deserve credit for what you already know

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? If so, we want to recognize that – and help you save time and money in the process.  Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) can be a valuable piece of your education.  Applying CPL credits to a MPTC program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees. Students earning CPL credit move that much closer to obtaining the MPTC associate degree, technical diploma, or certificate they seek.

Did you know?  A study by CAEL-The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning showed that students earning some sort of CPL credit were much more likely to complete their program and graduate!  (CAEL-Fueling the Race for Academic Success-March 2010)

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) takes on many forms at Moraine Park.  College credits are available to you for:

     o   Previous coursework from other colleges and universities – Transfer

     o   Successful completion of an MPTC Challenge Exam, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exam – Credit by Exam

     o   Your training and work as a member of the US Armed Forces – Military Credit

     o   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences.- Credit for Experience

Still in high school?  Opportunities are available for you as well!  Get an early start on your college career with MPTC’s Dual Credit or Start College Now programs.

MPTC takes great pride in serving a diverse population of learners and recognizes that each student brings their own unique experiences onto our campuses with them.  In many cases, those experiences can be transformed into college credit through our Credit for Prior Learning opportunities.
Click on any of the topics below to learn how these opportunities convert the knowledge and skills you already possess into MPTC credit.

Transfer Credit

Transfer your credits to MPTC!

Work/Life Experience

Earn college credit for your previous experience or current job duties!

Advance Standing Certification

Click here to submit a copy of your certification.


Earn college credit for your military service!

High School

Earn college credits in high school!

Credit by Exam

Earn college credit through AP, CLEP, DANTES/DSST, or a challenge exam.