Submission process

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Each of these three steps must be fully completed for your portfolio and essays to be considered for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit:

  1. Complete the online application at eCampus:
    • Log in to eCampus
    • Go to the Program tab at the top of the page.
    • Under Credit Assessment Services, click on Prior Learning Assessment Center.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Submit Your Application Online.
    Please note that in the Petition Item section, Course/Title/Description: Training Provider, Hours and Date Completed sections must be completed. Once you’ve filled these out, click on the Submit PLA Application link under the Review tab to complete your application.

  2. Upload your documentation.
    If you do not have scanned documents to upload, please fax your supporting documents to 602.643.0364. However, experiential learning essays and autobiography documents cannot be faxed. They must be in Microsoft Word® format (.doc or .docx) and should only be uploaded to your student portfolio or emailed as attachments.

    Before submitting your essay, make sure it’s properly formatted using our essay template. Then double-check that you haven’t missed anything by reviewing the documentation requirements.

    If you’re uploading scanned documents, we have a 4MB limit. To ensure that your documents are received, do not fax more than 30 pages at a time, and be sure to include your individual record number (IRN) on all transmitted documents.

  3. Pay your submission fee of $150. To do this, log in to eCampus and go to the Account tab, then click on  Account Summary: Pay Bills. Fill in the amount ($150) under Open Payment and click the General Payment button. Then complete the transaction with your credit card.

After these steps have been completed, your application and supporting documents will be assigned to a PLA evaluator typically within four weeks.

If you need your PLA submission evaluated sooner, review the rush request process.

What happens after we’ve reviewed your application?

Upon completion of the initial review, we’ll send an email informing you of the outcome. If your portfolio and essays are approved, the credits you’ve earned will be posted to your student record.

You will be invoiced $75 for each credit that is applied. This fee is due within 30 days.

Need more information? Please contact us at 866.440.4707 or email us at plac@phoenix.edu.

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