Prior Learning Assessment
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is designed to help students apply the knowledge they have accumulated through non-credit classroom, work-related, informal or self-study experience. It is important to recognize that credit is awarded for the acquired college-level learning and not for the experience itself.
Undergraduate students who wish to submit a PLA portfolio are encouraged to register for the PLA course CAEL100 to help identify the areas of knowledge that may qualify for college credit. This course will guide students through the process of preparing a portfolio for evaluation. It is a three credit general elective course and the student will prepare and submit one portfolio for evaluation. Other portfolios may be submitted for an additional charge. The student must submit portfolios within the first 18 months of enrollment.