Alternative Credit

 

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

In order to allow professional-technical education students the ability to gain CPL, students have the option to submit a portfolio detailing the competencies he/she possesses in order to receive either full or partial credit for a class(es) required for either the Postsecondary Certificate, Technical Certificate, or Associate of Applied Science degree options at CSI. The student must enroll in INSS 288 Portfolio Development after receiving permission from the course instructor to gain CPL. An assigned Portfolio Evaluation Team will establish the method by which the student will demonstrate subject matter competency. A student may acquire up to 1/4 of the credits required for a certificate or degree through the CPL method. Students are assessed 20% of the CSI Idaho resident tuition for each credit acquired by CPL. Credits received in this manner may count toward the credit requirements for graduation, a grade of 'P' (P=Pass) is given, and these type of credits are not computed in the student’s GPA.