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Credit for Prior Learning - 1I11

Students who have acquired knowledge and/or skills as a result of prior learning or professional experiences may earn course credit through prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA may include credit by exam, individualized assessment, evaluation of workplace training, portfolios, and other means as deemed appropriate by the evaluating department. PLA may be obtained for

A student should consult with the department from which PLA credit is sought to discuss credit for prior learning experiences. Credit is awarded provided the student demonstrates that learning occurred as a result of the prior experience. Credit is not awarded for the experience itself. There may be a fee for PLA imposed based on the type of assessment and number of credits to be reviewed. When appropriate , fees will be assessed according to University policy and will be disclosed prior to review of prior learning. PLA academic credit will only be awarded for admitted students. Earned PLA credits may satisfy prerequisite requirements and apply toward general education requirements, majors, minors, and electives. A student cannot earn PLA credit if the student has earned a grade for a course.

Unsuccessful attempts to earn PLA credit will not be included in the student's transcript. A student can request a review of the PLA decision by filing an appeal with the Department Chair of the department evaluating the prior learning.

Approved by the Chancellor effective 7/26/19 
This policy was issued on July 26, 2019.
Document References: 1I11 
Origin: CC 04-18/19

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