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Earn College Credit for What You Already Know!

The finish line to your college degree is closer than you think.  Save time and money!  You may be able to receive college credit from South Central College based on what you have learned through:

  • Work experience and job skills
  • Employer training programs
  • Volunteer or community service
  • Open source courses or self-study
  • Military education and occupations

Start Your CPL Journey Here!

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What Students Say:

Jen Epper Photo“With the Credit for Prior Learning program, I am able to complete my degree a year earlier than anticipated. Returning to college as a nontraditional student was pretty intimidating, but it was great to get credit for all my years of experience in my current job. Qualifying for this program has also saved me money on tuition, which is great for nontraditional students with families. I am now ready to advance my career, and the South Central College Credit for Prior Learning has made that possible." See Jennifer's video.

- Jennifer Epper, Marketing Management Student


Jeremy DePew Photo“After working professionally as an in-house designer for several years, I decided a degree would increase my mobility in a competitive job market. Getting credit for my previous learning and skill set allowed me to start in the second year of my program, where I would be challenged by the more advanced design curriculum. I was twenty-something at the time, working 40 hours a week, and was grateful that South Central College offered a program that accommodated my lifestyle. It was a great experience and the degree has unlocked new opportunities.”

- Jeremy DePew, Graphic Communications Graduate


Jordan Schoener Photo“Getting college credit for what I learned in industry and in the military enabled me to take fewer classes each semester, work a full-time job and still get my degree done on time.” See Jordan's Video.

- Jordan Schoener, Machining Graduate