School of Continuing and Professional Studies > Student Resources > Undergraduate Resources > Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)


Prior Learning Assessment is the process by which an individual’s experiential learning is assessed and evaluated for purposes of granting college credit, certification or advanced standing toward further education or training (CAEL, 2017). Below is information about how you may apply for PLA credit in a variety of ways, depending upon your degree program and the learning you’ve obtained through professional development in the workplace, courses and workshops in non-accredited programs and independent learning—whether pursued at home, workplace or school. The learning experience may have been accomplished prior to or during studies at SCPS.