How do I register for a PLA?

First, you will want to review the courses in your program to determine if you meet all the necessary requirements.  See Do I qualify to take a PLA? for information on what those are.

If you do qualify to take one or more PLAs, you will want to reach out to your student advisor so they can upload the PLA Application Form into your student portal documents. This will be in the My Documents section of the portal.  You will need to include a resume/CV at the same time, so have that prepared.

Once you have submitted your application and supporting documents, you will be notified within 3-5 business days if you have been accepted into the program.  At this point you will be registered for the PLA Orientation (if this is your first PLA). Once you have completed the PLA Orientation, please email alternativecredit@csuglobal.edu for access to the PLA Support Center. From there you will have access to submit your portfolio project.

The following courses cannot be targeted for PLA:
  • All General Education Courses, including COM300
  • ‚ÄčAll Capstone Courses
  • ART100
  • HUM300
  • ITS315
  • LIB300
  • MGT451
  • MIS445
  • ORG100
  • ORG300
  • PJM330

When you are ready, you will complete a PLA Portfolio Submission Form (also found in the PLA Support Center) and pay the PLA fee.  Your project will be graded within 2 weeks by a faculty member approved to teach the course.

If you pass your PLA project (grade of 70% or higher) you will receive an "S" (for Satisfactory) and the appropriate credits, which will be applied to your student account and is seen on your official transcript. The credit for this PLA is considered transfer credit and does not impact your GPA. If you do not pass your PLA project, you will have one additional chance to submit the project at no charge.