Credit for Prior and Alternative Learning (CPAL)

Approved by:  University Curriculum and Policies Committee             

History:  Updated: May 2018 | September 2020

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Related Forms, Procedures and References:  Transfer Students website

For Questions Contact:  Office of the Registrar | 651.690.6531


Our Credit for Prior and Alternative Learning (CPAL) program is a pathway to earn S-graded transfer credit for learning that is not already documented as a credited and graded course on a U.S. regionally accredited college/university transcript.

Students may earn up to 12 CPAL credits via successful completion of a portfolio evaluated by a St. Catherine University faculty member.

For more information on the CPAL options or to see pre-approved courses and examinations on our transfer guides, visit our Transfer Students website.