Types of Credit for Prior Learning

Recognized options under which CPL may be awarded include:

AP Advanced Placement Credit
BYP By-Pass Credit
CLEP College-Level Examination Program Credit
EX Challenge Exam Credit
CTAG Career-Technical Assurance Guide Credit
DSST DANTES Subject Standardized Tests Credit
IB International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Credit
MC Military Credit
MTAG Military Transfer Assurance Guide Credit
TPC Tech Prep Credit


Students will be charged $50 per course that is approved for CPL through the By-Pass Credit and Challenge Exam options. All fees must be paid at a Tri-C Enrollment Center. Students taking a CLEP exam must pay associated costs directly to the College Board.

See tri-c.edu/cpl for additional information about transferring credits to Tri-C.


Visit the Academic Affairs office on your campus to apply for CPL.