Prior Learning Assessment Center
The Prior Learning Assessment Center offers flexible, efficient ways to recognize the college-level knowledge you have gained through experiences outside the traditional college classroom. You have the opportunity to earn credit through several nontraditional methods and to save time and money by earning college credit for what you already know.
All credits earned through the Prior Learning and Assessment Center will be posted to the student’s transcript when the official score report or evaluation and credit recommendation is received. All fees associated with these credits will be due within 30 days. If these fees are not paid within 30 days, the student’s account will be placed on financial hold, which will prevent access to grades and transcript information. Once the fees have been posted, the student’s account will be adjusted accordingly.
College Level Examination Program & Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support
The CLEP and the DSST (previously DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests programs are nationally recognized testing programs that give you the opportunity to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom.
Prior Learning & Assessment Portfolio Course | Online
This 1-credit-hour online course focuses on developing a PLA portfolio for college credit. You will learn how to write an experiential essay and document professional accomplishments in a portfolio to help fulfill degree requirements.
This course is offered multiple times throughout the year. Before enrolling, you must meet with a student services representative.
PLA Life Experience Portfolios
Military Training Credit
We accept American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for formal courses offered by the respective military services. The first step is to get an official transcript of your military training. In the event that you do not qualify for a transcript, we can evaluate your military records for possible credit.