Earn College Credit for What You Already Know!

Aug 10th, 2012 | By | Category: LEAD STORY

Four ways to earn credit through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of earning college credit from learning you’ve developed in your work, training, volunteer experiences, self-directed learning projects, and personal life. Credit is not granted for experience but for the college-level learning that is documented. At Lewis University, up to 30 credits of PLA may be awarded and includes:

Proficiency exams (CLEP, DSST, AP)

Professional training, certifications, and licenses

PLA portfolio for University Studies (elective credit)

PLA for a Lewis Course

Prior Learning Assessment at Lewis University provides a system for working with adult students ( age 24 and up) if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program offered by the four Colleges or in an accelerated undergraduate program delivered through the School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE).


Why PLA?

Save time

By participating in PLA, a student who studies at the rate of 6 credits per semester can shave as much as 5 semesters or 2.5 years off from the time to degree completion.

Save money

This process can save as much as $16,000 from the cost of the degree. Click HERE for these fees.

Be recognized for what you know

If you have college-level learning from your experiences, you can have this learning recognized and used to support your path to the degree.

Is Prior Learning Assessment right for me? Take this short survey to find out, click here.

If you are interested in completing a portfolio you must attend an orientation session.  PLEASE LOOK FOR  NEW SESSIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER!

Please click here to register for the orientation.


Contact us for more information.

Graduate and Adult Admissions   Advisors   PLA coordinator   Albuquerque


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