quinebaug valley community college

Credit for Prior Learning


Students who believe that through prior learning (e.g., self-directed study, on-the-job training, or past employment) they have acquired the competence ordinarily associated with satisfactory completion of approved QVCC courses may request evaluation of the experience through the Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment process. Students seeking credit for prior learning will be required to attend a pre-semester workshop and to register for QVCC’s Portfolio Development course (IS 150).

The Portfolio Development course will instruct students in how to clarify, organize, assess, and document learning they have acquired through prior experience, and will assist them in the preparation of a learning portfolio. The portfolio will then be submitted to a specially appointed assessment committee, which will determine what and how many credits the student will be awarded. No more than 50 percent of an approved associate degree program will be awarded for prior experiential learning. There is a one-time portfolio assessment fee of $50.00 that you pay when you submit your portfolio.

Students wishing more information about the CPLPA process should contact the CPL coordinator, Janet Hall.