CPL Self-Assessment

See if Credit for Prior Learning Assessment is Right for You

This quiz is designed to help you understand your options for earning credit through Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (CPL), which is a process that enables you to earn credit for college-level knowledge you have acquired outside the traditional classroom that is equivalent to what would have been learned in a college course on the same subject. This includes knowledge gained through professional and military training, work, licenses and certifications you possess and other experiences, including credit-by-exam programs and portfolio assessment. 

The CPL Self-Assessment takes only a few minutes to complete. If you're a current Governors State University student, please include your GSU ID number.

First Name:    

Last Name: 

Phone Number:     


By providing your email and phone number, you agree to be contacted by Governors State University.

If you have already applied for admission or are a current student, please provide your University ID#: 

Have you applied to the University for admission into a degree program?


Are you a member of the military or have veteran status?


Have you earned college-level credit that can be transferred to GSU toward a potential undergraduate degree?


As part of your application to the University, have you provided official transcripts of previously earned credit for evaluation?


If yes, select all that apply:


Please provide a brief description:  

Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (CPL) refers to a collection of credit-earning methods used to earn credit for the college-level knowledge you have acquired through work, training and other college-level learning completed outside of a traditional college. Have you previously earned any credit for your prior learning through any method?  


Please provide a brief description:  

 Have you previously taken a prior learning assessment guidance course elsewhere?  



 Are you fluent in a Foreign Language?  


Please describe:  

 Have you earned credit for college-level composition writing skills?


Please describe:  

Have you earned credit elsewhere through a portfolio assessment process, to be transferred to GSU?


Please provide a brief description:  

Do you hold certifications, licenses, training, workplace or industry credentials that might be worth college credit?


Please describe:  

 Have you completed any noncredit or open courses?


Please describe:                                                                                                                                       

Are you able to produce evidence of learning (letters of support, samples of your work, training certificates)?


Please describe:                                                                                     

  •  Your result will be emailed to you once you complete the Self-Assessment and select "Submit".