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Alternate Routes to Credit

​​No one wants to learn the same thing twice, especially if they put considerable time and money into the first effort.

To make sure that our students get the most out of our programs, we have several ways that students can use past and current learning experiences to decrease the number credits they need to earn in our degree p​rograms.

Prior Learning

Students create and submit a Prior Learning Portfolio documenting their past experiences that is assessed by ​CMU and credits awarded a​t a much reduced rate.

Planned Experience

Undergraduate students can work with their advisors to earn credit for a planned individualized learning project based on a new exp​erience that will develop skills, combines both theory and application, and applies to their degree programs.

Certification to Credit

The perfect way to earn credits for a professional certification you have earned. Currently applies to PHR and SPHR certifications.


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