Prior learning assessment (PLA), also known as Experiential Credit, is a term used to describe learning gained outside a traditional academic environment. Learning through work, employer training programs, military service, independent study, and volunteer or community service are all examples of where knowledge may be acquired.
PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual’s learning for college credit, certification, or advanced standing toward further education or training.
PLA is only available for undergraduate credit.
Contact Tracy Finch in the Office of Admissions, Records, and Registration to find out more about obtaining academic credit for previous experiences.