Get the credit you deserve

Apply to have your work and life experiences evaluated for potential college credit.

If you're an undergraduate student or thinking of becoming one, you might be closer to a degree than you think.

Knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom from professional, training or life experiences could translate to college credit through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). We don’t want you to take classes you don’t need — and we’re pretty sure you don’t either.

Have relevant work and life experiences evaluated for potential college credit.

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Get the credit you deserve

Apply to have your work and life experiences evaluated for potential college credit.

If you're an undergraduate student or thinking of becoming one, you might be closer to a degree than you think.

Knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom from professional, training or life experiences could translate to college credit through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). We don’t want you to take classes you don’t need — and we’re pretty sure you don’t either.

For every three credits earned, you’ll:

Save up to ​​​​​
$1,200 in tuition

+

Graduate five
weeks faster

In 2019, students who earned PLA credits were awarded 10 credits on average*

*PLA awards are based on individual evaluations.

There is a one-time $99 fee. However, PLA is 100% risk-free.
If you don’t earn credit you don't pay a dime.

 

How to get credit

There are three ways PLA might work for you:

Submit past training

Submit past training for credit

From leadership training and workplace certifications to accomplishments you’ve earned on your own time, you may have training that translates to tuition-saving credit.
Earn credit

Earn credit by writing about your experience

Tell us what you’ve learned from a past experience. Think of it as a journal entry. Pre-approved topics range from sales and public speaking to parenting and volunteerism.​​​​​​​
Explore testing providers

Explore college testing providers

If you have extensive knowledge in a specific subject, you may be able to earn credit. Take a test for potential credit through a test provider.
Hyrum G. | PLA Advisor

Call us to learn more

Whether you’re enrolled at University of Phoenix or thinking about applying, we'll help you identify potential credit-saving opportunities.

Call 844.937.8679

Call us to learn more

Whether you’re enrolled at University of Phoenix or thinking about applying, we'll help you identify potential credit-saving opportunities.