Undergraduate Prior Learning Credits

Get up to 60 credits for what you already know

  Follow these easy steps to get started:

  1. Check out this guide to assess the number of credits you may be eligible for.
  2. When you are ready to move forward, submit your resume using the link below and we will determine your eligibility. 

Submit Your Resume

If eligible, you will build a portfolio showcasing your skills and submit a $125 prior learning credit fee. Faculty and industry experts will evaluate your portfolio and we'll let you know if you've earned prior learning credits—full, partial, or denied. There is a procedure for appeals. Contact us to learn more about the process. 

Successfully awarded credits come with a $110 fee per credit. The review takes about 6-8 weeks.

*Current students are encouraged to talk to an academic advisor, prior to submitting their resume, to see how prior learning credits align with their degree plan. 

Undergraduate prior learning credit portfolio

These are documents that make up an undergraduate portfolio. Some documents are fillable forms.  The order of the documents listed here is the order of items that need to be in a submitted portfolio.  The documents listed that are not fillable forms are documents that you will also need to include in your portfolio.

    This is an optional section that can be used for specific information regarding your portfolio that you wish to point out.

    In this section, you will outline your personal and education information.

    Tabs I and II Personal and Education Information

    There are separate forms for Work, Training, and Life Experiences which all make up the Table of Contents.


    Tab III Table of Contents

    This section consists of four parts and you will complete all four parts for each job or position.

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4

    Part 5



    This section consists of four parts and you will complete all four parts for each course or training experience.

    Tab V Training Experience

    This is an opportunity to highlight your volunteer experiences.

    Tab VI Life Experiences

    This section will help you organize and ensure that you have completed each section before you submit your Prior Learning Credit Portfolio to PriorLearning@cmich.edu.

    Portfolio Checklist

    Writing resources

    Below are documents to assist you in writing competencies. You also have the resource of the CMU Writing Center. Writers now get online feedback from the Writing Center by reserving an appointment. Consultants will read your writing during the appointment and discuss your draft. Papers will be returned by the end of the day of the appointment. The available appointments will be visible to writers for the current week and the next week.