Credit for Prior Learning | Prior Learning Assessment

Credit for Prior Learning (also known as Prior Learning Assessment) offers students with significant life and work experience the chance to earn college credit by demonstrating what they have learned. 

According to the current catalog:

"It is the philosophy of this University to allow students to pursue credit by examination opportunities to broaden students' educational opportunities and accelerate their progress toward completion of degree requirements."

UW-Superior offers four ways to earn Credit for Prior Learning:

  1. CLEP and DANTES exams allow students to earn college credit through testing. These exams are offered through College Board. Check out their website for testing information, dates, and locations.
  2. Military/ACE credits processed through the Registrar's Office. Discuss these options with your advisor and the Registrar's Office.
  3. Challenge exams offered variously across academic departments. Contact the department’s Chair to see if a challenge exam is offered for the course(s) you are interested in.
  4. A Portfolio of your work can be reviewed and considered for credit by an academic department

For more detailed information, see University policies that govern Credit for Prior Learning

Faculty member and student, credit for prior learning