Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL)

Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is a unique program offered by Eastern for over 30 years. CLL enables adults to earn credit for the college-level learning gained through work, volunteer and other experiences. Eastern has offered this program to eligible adults since 1973 because we recognize that significant learning occurs outside of the ” traditional” college classroom. CLL is one of several nontraditional programs at Eastern through which adults can earn college credit toward their degrees.

Two of the ways to earn credit for your learning outside the classroom are The Reverse Internship and The Professional Experience Portfolio.

I’m interested. Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you…

  • are officially matriculated and have 9 credits at Eastern
  • are at least 25 years of age.
  • have a minimum of five years’ paid work experience in subject areas taught by Eastern.
  • have experience that includes non-paid learning experiences such as volunteer activities and non-credit training.

You must be able to:

  • Describe your experience.
  • Identify the college-level knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Provide documentation to support your learning.

Please note:

  • Your work/life experience must be related or equivalent to subjects taught at Eastern.
  • Credits are not awarded for what you have done, but rather for what you have learned.