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How to write and submit your journal

We’ll guide you through the process, step by step.

Select your journal length

Your journal length depends on two things: the number of credits you’d like to earn and the number of subtopics you’d like to write about.

Max. credit amount Word count Subtopics
Word count 3,000 — 4,500 Subtopics All 6 subtopics required
Word count 2,000 — 3,000 Subtopics Choose only 4 subtopics
Word count 1,000 — 2,000 Subtopics Choose only 2 subtopics

Download and follow the appropriate journal template

You won’t need to write an intro or conclusion — just follow the template we’ve set up.

One credit: View template / View sample

Two credits: View template / View sample

Three credits: View template / View sample

Upload your submission

Log in to e-Campus to upload your submission.

This will include:

  • Your 500-word autobiography
    • (You’ll write this one time and include it with each journal submission.)
  • Licenses
  • Trainings
  • Other specializations

Additional things to know

You’ll write from first-person experience — no research, citations or references are needed.​​​​​​​

  • If your journal is denied credit, you may rewrite and resubmit it one time​​​​​​​.
  • Credit is granted if your journal thoroughly covers your chosen number of subtopics and is approved by our faculty evaluators.​​​​​​​

  • You may submit more than one journal for potential credit through PLA. You can earn up to a maximum of 30 credits allowed toward a bachelor’s degree and 15 credits allowed toward an associate degree.*

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