Prior Learning is a non-college or experience-based learning that has been obtained outside the sponsorship of accredited postsecondary education institutions. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) includes learning acquired from work and life experiences; community and volunteer extension courses; individual study and reading; civic, community and volunteer work; and participation in informal courses and inservice training sponsored by associations, business, government, and industry. PLA is not awarded for EXPERIENCE but for college-level LEARNING which entails knowledge, skills, and competencies that students have obtained as a result of their prior learning experience.
Methods of obtaining prior learning credit include:
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