The American Women's College Online
Earn Credit for Prior Work, Military or Volunteer Service
As an adult, you have probably have considerably more advanced knowledge and skills than you know. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of earning real college credit for college-level learning acquired from sources other than college - such as work experience, professional training, military training, or volunteer service.
While eligibility for Prior Learning Credits is determined on an individual basis, the following types of prior experience are often eligible:
Earning PLA credits involves identifying, categorizing and organizing your learned knowledge and skills. Through our PLA program, you may be able to earn up to 30 credits towards your college degree.
In addition to PLA , you may be able to earn credits for successful completion of:
If you are interested in either of these options, please contact us to speak with an Admissions Counselor. She can discuss your experience with you to determine any additional documents that you will need to provide along with your application.