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Credit for Prior Learning

Earn credit for prior learning experiences.

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If you have received training or performed related work experience, you may qualify for credits at CNM.

Contact an academic coach or call the Records office at (505) 224-3160 for more information.

CNM recognizes that students enter college from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, some of which may involve the equivalent of college-level learning and CNM is committed to providing new paths for students so that they can proceed with their pursuit of an educational credential without duplication of courses or loss of potential credit.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), also known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), describes several methods used by CNM to assess college-level learning that a student obtained outside of the Institution.

CNM’s CPL program strives for an appropriate balance of consistency, flexibility, rigor, and academic program integrity and uses a course-equivalency model to determine the award of credit.

Credit for Prior Learning Options