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The Center for Individualized Learning 

Creating possibilities

  • Individualized Degree Program  Achieve your dreams. Build a unique education on the foundations of experience and imagination. Design a major or minor to reach your educational goals. Find out more!

  • Prior Learning Assessment  PLA has moved to the Office of the Registrar,  However, the Prior Learning Specialist position is vacant at this time.  In the interim, the persons listed below are available to assist you regarding specific PLA needs:
    • General PLA Questions - Connie Sanders (Registrar's Office/303-605-5587)
    • CLEP Testing - MSU Denver Testing Center (located in the Tivoli, Room 347/303-615-1700)
    • CLEP General Questions - Susan Heath (Center for Individualized Learning/303-615-0525)
    • CLEP Advising - Kim VanHoosier-Carey (Center for Individualized Learning/303-615-0525)
    • Credit by Exam - Melissa Miller (Registrar's Office/303-605-5573)
    • Military Credit - Ted Jimenez (Veteran and Military Student Services/303-605-5589)
    • Portfolio Assessment - Kim VanHoosier-Carey (Center for Individualized Learning/303-615-0525) 


Start Your Individualized Degree

View the introductory video to learn how the IDP works... then click on this link to take our quiz and test your knowledge before scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Students interested in the Individualized Degree Program (IDP) are required to meet with an IDP Advisor.

Call 303-615-0525 to schedule an appointment. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Please note that any IDP must be planned and fully approved well ahead of graduation. View details and deadlines for IDPs.


We are located in the Administration Building (NOT the Student Success Building)
1201 5th St. Suite 360
This is the building with the Police Station, across the street from the Auraria West light rail station.
We are next to the Applied Learning Center.

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