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There are many types of CPL; one of the more popular forms is the portfolio method. This method requires students to document their life experience and demonstrate their similarity to learning gained through formal college education. We then make a determination of the equivalency of the demonstrated learning as it might apply to specific courses within a student's degree program. DCTC makes the determination on the level of credit to be granted based on the outcomes of the assessment in accordance with Minnesota State policies and the Council of Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL).