Credit for Prior Learning

Make the most of your previous learning experiences. The CUNY School of Professional Studies understands that knowledge gained outside the classroom is extremely valuable. As a result, we offer a number of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) opportunities that make it possible for you to earn credit for your previous education, work experience, and learning outside the classroom.    

The total of prior learning credit from portfolio evaluation, examination, and corporate or military training cannot exceed 45 credits.  The total of all prior learning credit, including transfer credit, cannot exceed 90 credits.  To earn a CUNY SPS bachelors degree, students must complete 30 credits of CUNY SPS coursework.  

To determine if you are a good candidate for prior learning or to find out more about credit for prior learning at CUNY SPS, please contact us at 212.652.2869.