Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

You can schedule an appointment with a Credit for Prior Learning Specialist, click on Handshake link Once logged into Handshake click on Career Center tab, top right hand side of page to access schedule.

Or for additional information contact Laura Hunter (508) 854-2738 or

Career Services recognizes that you may be able to earn college credit for learning acquired through life experiences. Credit for Prior Learning provides opportunities to earn credit for learning acquired through life experiences; including work, the military and non-collegiate training programs.

Credit may be awarded through credentialing for certifications and trainings, such as the Fire Academy, EMT, and military for the award of credit.
To start the process and for additional information about Credit for Prior Learning, visit :
Room 272 Administration Building
Laura Hunter:  508-854-2738
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
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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: ; click on MFA Request for Student Records


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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
Special Programs
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