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Dr. Marcus Porter,
Credit for Prior Learning Coordinator

Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4552

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mon - Thurs

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CPL Policies

The following policies apply to all CPL credit:

  • Student must be a degree-seeking student and currently enrolled in courses before credit is evaluated and recorded.
  • CPL credit must be equivalent to FHSU classes and apply to the degree sought.
  • Courses will be recorded with the grade “CR”. These courses do not count in GPA calculations.
  • Courses recorded as CPL credit (CR) do not count toward the 30 hours of graded coursework that must be passed at FHSU for a bachelor's degree. A certificate requires 6 hours passed at FHSU and an associate degree requires 15 hours passed at FHSU.
  • CPL credit will not be granted for a course if an audit, grade, or an incomplete has been received at FHSU or a transfer institution.
  • Credit will not be granted if the course is a prerequisite for a course already taken.
  • Credits earned through CPL may not be accepted in all degree programs: It is the student’s responsibility to check with an advisor or the department if changing majors to determine if previously earned CPL credit applies.
  • Credit earned through CPL may not transfer to other institutions: It is the student’s responsibility to check with the institution they wish to transfer to regarding CPL credit acceptance at that school.
  • CPL policies are reviewed and subject to change.
  • If a FHSU fee applies, the student will be charged the Advanced Standing Examination Fee of $25 per credit hour attempted.
  • CPL must be approved by the faculty in the department which houses the course.

CPL Hours Allowed

The maximum number of credit hours which may be obtained by CPL are based on the degree the student is enrolled in: 

Certificate--6 hours

Associate--30 hours

Bachelor’s--60 hours

Master's--6 hours

Education Specialist and Doctoral--Not Allowed.

Not all students will have a need or the ability to reach the maximum hours.  Students will be advised toward CPL credit that advances them to the degree.

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