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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program

Get college credit for work experience. 

You can potentially save time and money earning your degree at Post University.

What is Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) at Post University?

Post University offers eligible undergraduate students an opportunity to earn college credits for their previous accomplishments in the workplace and/or completion of select licensure examinations.  Students who earn credits towards specific courses through the Prior Learning Assessment program can earn their degree in less time and save time and money in the process.      

By submitting portfolios, students may earn a maximum of 30 credits towards a bachelor’s degree or 15 credits towards an associate degree. Information regarding policies and procedures is available from Academic Advising for Main Campus students or Academic Success Counselors for Accelerated Degree Program students. Some specific courses and programs are not eligible for portfolio credit. Contact the Office of the Registrar ([email protected]) or the PLA Administrator ([email protected]) regarding any restrictions.

Students enrolled in American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences programs should contact Melissa Kendall ([email protected]) for information about the Nursing & Health Sciences programs.

Post University graduate students are not eligible to earn credits via PLA.

Prior Learning Assessment Program Details and Requirements

Post University offers matriculated undergraduate students an opportunity to earn college credit for work experience, or certain other life experiences, through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program. Undergraduate students can qualify for:

  • up to 30 credits toward a bachelor’s degree
  • up to 15 credits toward an associate degree

Students are asked to consult with their advisor regarding residency requirements for associate and bachelor’s degrees.

Portfolio Development Course / Portfolio of Prior Experiences
Students will work with our Admissions Counselors and enroll in our Portfolio Development Course to create a portfolio of prior experiences that, upon review, can qualify you for college credits. In addition to portfolio submission, successful completion of certain licensure examinations could be required to earn college credits.

Who is eligible for PLA credit?

Matriculated undergraduate students are eligible to enroll in the Prior Learning Assessment course. Students who pass the course may submit a portfolio for review to [email protected]. Students are asked to meet with their Academic Advisor to determine eligibility

Information regarding policies and procedures is available from Academic Advising for Main Campus students or Academic Success Counselors for Online (Accelerated Degree Program) students. There are certain courses and programs that are not eligible for portfolio credit. Please consult the Office of the Registrar ([email protected]) or the PLA Administrator ([email protected]) to review any restrictions.

 


Ready to learn more about a college that gives credit for work experience? Call 800.660.6615 or fill out the form to find out how to get started working toward your degree today.

Current students wanting to learn more, contact Academic Advising for Main Campus students or Academic Success Counselors for Online students.

 

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