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Earn Credit by Portfolio or Skills Demonstration

Earn credit for your knowledge and experience toward your NWTC degree! To be eligible to earn credit for life/work experience, you must be in good standing with the College and accepted into an associate degree, technical diploma, or certificate.

Cost: $90.00 per course

  • Fees are non-refundable regardless of exam outcome and cannot be applied to the cost of future tuition, nor eligible for financial aid
  • If two types of credit for prior learning methods are required for one course, the student will only be charged the higher fee of the two. 

How to Earn Credit through Portfolio

  1. Find a CPL eligible course and view course outcomes..

  2. Schedule a CPL consultation.

  3. Apply and pay the CPL fee.

  4. Within a few business days, the CPL Coordinator will notify you with the portfolio submission requirements.

  5. Create a portfolio that documents your knowledge of the subject matter.

  6. Once the portfolio is scored, you will be notified via e-mail if your CPL request has been approved or denied. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.

  7. If your portfolio was approved, your transcript is updated with "LE" grade and will not affect your GPA


How to Earn Credit through Skills Demonstration

  1. Find a CPL eligible course and view course outcomes..

  2. Schedule a CPL consultation.

  3. Apply and pay the CPL fee.

  4. Within a few business days, the CPL Coordinator will contact you with details on the requirements and how to schedule the demonstration.

  5. Complete demonstration for faculty member following provided demonstration instructions (required).

  6. Once the skills demonstration has been scored, you will be notified via e-mail if your CPL request has been approved or denied. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.

  7. If you have passed the exam, your transcript is updated with "LE" grade and will not affect your GPA.

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