Prior Learning Assessment
Earn college credit for work & life experience
The skills you’ve gained from work and life may count as credit toward your degree. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) gives you the chance to apply those credits as you start school so you can:
Have your credits evaluated
Explore potential credits for your work portfolio, experience journal, or both.
Your professional portfolio reflects certificates and licenses as well as on-the-job training that may count as credit toward your education.
Some examples of applicable experience include:
- IT certificates
- Police academy training
- Real estate licenses
Complete journal entry style essays on approved topics that show what you have learned from your career and life experiences.
You may qualify for credit including:
- Stress management
- Communicating in a virtual workplace