What is a PLA?

The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program is designed for undergraduate students who have previous professional experience (3 or more years) in a particular subject area.

You must first identify a specific course that matches your professional experience. Once you have found a course you must apply to complete it as a PLA. Your student advisor can upload the PLA Program Application form to the Document Center of your portal for you. 

If approved, you would complete a portfolio project to earn credit for the course. The portfolio project would be graded by a faculty member; specific assignment requirements and grading rubric would be provided to you upon approval for the PLA.  The cost of the PLA portfolio would be $150, which would be paid after submission of the project. Once you have paid your PLA fee your project will be sent to a faculty member to be graded. 

To see a full description of a PLA check out this video.

Look at Do I qualify to take a PLA? and How do I register for a PLA? to get started.