My Experience Counts

Get Academic Credit for the Life Experience You Have

Knowledge isn’t just limited to what you have learned from a textbook. Link your life experience with academic learning and credit at Massasoit. Students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Massasoit may earn credit for prior learning (CPL).

Credit may be earned in a variety of ways including credentialing for certifications and training, such as the Fire Academy, EMT, and military for the award of credit, as well as portfolio assessment, and challenge exams. Students interested in any of the Credit for Prior Learning options should create a profile by visiting

To assess your experience, students are required to submit the Petition for Credit for Prior Learning (PDF).