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Credit for Prior Learning (CPL): Additional Resources

Getting Started

This page contains additional information to help you obtain credit for prior learning at Alverno College.

To access most of the tools mentioned in this guide from home you'll need your 14-digit library barcode number. It is found on your student ID next to your picture. If you don't have an ID or have misplaced it give us a call at 414-382-6433.

If you would like assistance finding or obtaining copies of library materials, you can visit the research assistance desk in the library in person. You can also call the research desk at 414-382-6062. Or, you can submit questions using the Ask a Librarian link on the library homepage.


NoodleBib helps create accurate citations, reference lists, and annotated bibliographies. For best results, we recommend that you use it in conjugation with the APA manual or Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Need more resources? Visit the library's Citing Sources LibGuide.

Course Descriptions & Syllabi

Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions can help you find information about classes for which you are trying to receive credit.
They can be found in Alverno College Bulletins.

Viewing course syllabi can be useful to find out if your skills and abilities match those required for classes for which you are trying to receive credit.

To access syllabi at Alverno go to the Student Tech Links page. Scroll down the page to find links under “Syllabus” at the bottom of the screen on the left hand side.  Please Note: To access syllabi you will need to login using your network login and password. You may be asked to login twice.

Alverno Resources

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Developed by the College Board, these tests help you gain college credit for prior learning.

Use TOPCAT, our online catalog to find CLEP Study Guides.

You can also find information about CLEP tests on the web:

Library Information

Need more help?

-Stop in for 1-on-1 help. Hours & Location.
-Send us an email.
-Call the reference desk at (414)382-6062.
-Library Home Page.
-Library Staff Directory.