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CSU Global is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Advancing Competency-Based Education Act of 2019. Congressman Neguse is introducing the bill, which aims to expand the innovative higher education model to help students earn a degree in less time and at a lower cost. Importantly, the bill will also collect data necessary for the creation, implementation, and sustainability of such programs.

CSU Global’s innovative model leads the way for a national model for competency-based education (CBE). CSU Global students have the option to take advantage of their previous skills and experiences to transfer in credit toward their academic goals. CSU Global’s competency based education programs include self-study assessments, prior learning assessments, and credit by exam. “As one who pursued a degree later in life, I had developed many of the skills necessary. The Prior Learning Assessment program allowed me to demonstrate the skills necessary to advance,” said Brian Freeman, a CSU Global Graduate Student in Finance. “Without this being available, the repetitiveness, time, and cost may have been prohibitive in obtaining my degree.”

“I wanted my degree in HR, a field I had worked in for 15 years but I didn’t want to learn redundant material. The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) was a great way for me to demonstrate my knowledge, save on tuition, and shorten the time needed to earn my academic degree,” said Kathleen Aguilar, a CSU Global Graduate Student in Human Resource Management.

“CSU Global’s prior learning assessment program (PLA) allowed me the opportunity to apply my professional experience towards college credit. By utilizing the PLA program I was able to save money and complete my degree earlier than expected,” said Edward Hershey, a CSU Global Graduate Student in Human Resource Management.

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