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Credit for Prior Learning

You can earn college credit for prior learning in your field of study, for documented, college-level learning and testing, as well as corporate and professional training, education and work experience.

Explore this list of opportunities for prior learning credit in the menu bar to the left or listing below.

Education and Transcripts

  • Advanced Placement (AP) exams - Students who have completed Advance Placement (AP) exams are encouraged to send their official scores to

    CCRI Records Department - Flanagan Campus
    1762 Louisquisset Pike
    Lincoln, RI 02865
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Credits from other colleges and universities
  • Department of Defense Servicemembers Opportunity College
    (DoD SOC) Programs

Testing and Examinations

  • GED College Ready Plus - Earning a score of 175 to 200 on the GED® exam places a student at the College Ready Plus level. This means that, with that score, a student has demonstrated more than being just College Ready; hence the designation of College Ready Plus. Students entering CCRI who have earned this status are eligible for 10 college credits after the student has received an ACE recommendation for credits. Here is how the credits are awarded:
    • MATH 1200 - College Algebra (3 credits)
    • General Science Elective (3 credits)
    • SOCS 1010 - General Sociology (3 credits)
    • English (1 credit)
  • College Board College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST)
  • UExcel® and Excelsior College® Examinations
  • Departmental Challenge Tests

Corporate/Professional Training & Certifications

  • Corporate or Professionally sponsored training
  • Military training and experience
  • Standardized Credit Awards for workplace training
    (e.g., police academy, apprenticeships, real estate)