Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Modified: September 14, 2018

is the process by which learning that has occurred outside of the traditional classroom setting that did not result in a specific certification or licensure is evaluated, through measures such as the College Level Examination Program, DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST) and Advanced Placement exams, portfolio and challenge exam. This learning is assessed and evaluated by a relevant subject matter expert in the department or school that the prior learning applies to.

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