The Credit for Learning by Experience Option (CLEO) was developed primarily for working adults. CLEO is designed to recognize the academic value of learning gained from experience outside college classrooms. This experiential learning may result from work experience, employment training and non-credit seminars, volunteer work, military service or intensive self-directed study.
Students register for GENS 3101, the Experiential Learning Portfolio, in which they produce a written document of their learning which may be submitted to faculty for evaluation. Credit awarded must have a direct relationship to courses and programs offered at the College.
In addition to portfolio development, CLEO offers information on other methods for gaining credit for college-level learning, including faculty challenge exams, national exams, such as CLEP or DANTES, and credit by certification programs.