Who / When / Where PLA

Who Should Consider PLA?

  • Do you have extensive work or volunteer experience?
  • Have you successfully completed workplace or other training programs?
  • Have you earned a professional license or credential?
  • Were you ever in the military?
  • Do you have learning that corresponds to college courses?
  • Can you document your college-level learning?

When Should I Consider PLA?

  • The earlier in your educational planning, the better.
  • Avoid taking classes that you could earn PLA credit for.

Where Can I Use PLA Credit?

  • Make sure any credit you earn from PLA will fit in your degree plan.
  • Credit from PLA cannot duplicate other credit you have.

Consider PLA and discuss your options with your Academic Counselor.