Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) allows students to use skills they already have towards a college degree or certificate. Work, life, volunteer work, national exams, industry credentials and military experience may be translated into credit, allowing you to take fewer classes and earn your degree faster. CPL eliminates redundancies for students who have already earned credentials or mastered skills required for their program of study. The academic information section of the catalog contains more information.

To start the process to earn Credit for Prior Learning, visit : https://myexperiencecounts.mass.edu/

Or for additional information:

Room 272 Administration Building  

508-854-4439

Credit for Prior Learning

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This service is for students that have taken college level courses outside of the United States
 
World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Online: wes.org/contact
wes.org/apply
 
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Includes Advanced Placement, CLEP, DSST and Challenge Exams.

Fire Science Majors ONLY

Transcript request available online
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If you need to request a copy of your Mass. Firefighting Academy transcripts, you may download the form from their website.  If you attended Recruit Training, please make sure to request that be listed on your transcripts.  The form may be downloaded from: https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-firefighting-academy-mfa ; click on MFA Request for Student Records

 

https://www.qcc.edu/files/fire_science_articulations.pdf

 

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Credit for Alternative Learning

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  • Dependent upon faculty availability to teach the course
  • Not granted for electives, Science & Healthcare courses with a laboratory component or developmental courses
  • May not be used to raise a low grade
  • Are not granted if the same course is offered face-to-face and/or online in the same semester