What is Prior Learning Assessment?
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a pathway for assessing learning gained outside of a traditional academic environment. Examples include learning acquired through military training, employment, volunteer experience, corporate training, independent study, non-transferable credit courses, or other relevant experience.
Goals of the PLA Process:
• Recognize and reward experience outside of the classroom
• Help students save time and money by reducing duplication of learned material
How to Apply for PLA Credit:
All steps required to apply for college credit for prior learning are included in the PLA Student Handbook.
Associate Dean, PLA Facilitator
PLA Administrator’s Guide for faculty and staff.