What you know is more important than where you learned it.
We recognize that not all education occurs in a classroom, and that adults may have acquired college-level knowledge through work and life experiences. Our three-credit, semester-long course offers a personal tour of reflection, retrieval, and writing processes. You’ll create a portfolio that documents your professional and personal expertise, which you will use to petition for credit.
More than a course, PLA is transformational
At its base, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) offers you a meaningful way to save time and money as you work toward your degree. When you dig deeper, you’ll find its true value is an affirmation that your expertise is meaningful and that it matters. Our highly supported process boosts your confidence as you collaboratively discover with faculty and peer support, how much you already know.
By completing the PLA course (PLA 100)
Your work and life experience may earn you:
Up to 15 credits toward an associate degree
Up to 30 credits toward a bachelor’s degree