Life Experience and CLEP Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Recognizing the value of the life experience that adults bring with them, our Prior Learning Portfolio Process allows you to apply for up to 30 credits for learning from work and life experiences — so you can achieve a degree even faster. 
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CNR allows a maximum of 15 credits toward the degree only for entering students who have successfully passed examinations in the College-Level Examination Program (sponsored by the Educational Testing Service).  For CLEP General Examinations (offered in the areas of English composition, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social-services history) the recommendations of the Commission of Accreditation of Service Experience of the American Council on Education will be followed in the determination of passing scores.  For CLEP Subject Examinations, the recommendations of the Council on College-Level Examinations will be followed in making this determination.  CLEP credits may be used to fulfill requirements in the major field only with the approval of the department chairperson.