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How many credits can I earn for Prior Learning?

​​​​​​The maximum number of credits students can apply to an undergraduate degree is 60.​

The maximum number for graduate students is 10 (but by California state law, only 6 credits may be earned for graduate students living in California).

The number of credits actually awarded depends on a number of factors:

  • the length and duration of the experiences submitted for consideration
  • the quality of the student’s self-assessment of learning
  • whether the learning is college-level (undergraduate or graduate)
  • whether sufficient and appropriate documentation has been provided in support of the student’s claims
  • whether the portfolio includes all the required components in the correct order and meets all other requirements
See the Prior Learning Stude​nt ​Handbook​ for more information about how many credits you could earn.​

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