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Prior Learning Assessment

Students that participate in PLA testing can use these credits for earning their degree.

Prior-learning assessment (PLA) awards college credit, certification or advanced standing for a student’s non-academic experiences and training.
 

How Does It Work?

  1. Access the Prior Learning Assessment Manual for information on policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  2. Meet with a advisor to request a credit assessment.
  3. Enroll in a LSC academic program.
  4. Provide official documentation (transcripts, license/certification, etc.) supporting the request for PLA credit.
  5. Advisors/Counselors verify eligibility and submit assessment requests for evaluation.
  6. If a student meets all eligibility criteria, credit is awarded.
     

PLA Options 

PLA Criteria and Guidelines

Access the Prior Learning Assessment Manual for detailed information on policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
 

Fees for PLA

PLA Option Fee
American Council on Education (ACE) Transcript Evaluation No Fee
Continuing Education Articulation No Fee
External Challenge Exam Fee may apply*
High School Articulation Credit/Advanced Technical Credit No Fee
Internal Challenge Exam $25 per exam
Military Transcript Evaluation No Fee
Non-Regionally Accredited College or University Transcript Evaluation $25 per transcript
Portfolio Credit $60 per portfolio

*A fee of $25 per assessment will be charged for any additional faculty evaluation needed.