Prior Learning Assessment is the process through which students can earn college credit by identifying and documenting college-level learning that has been acquired through life experiences such as military, and/or work experience, training, professional certification, independent study, volunteer activities, and hobbies. The purpose of granting credit for learning which has taken place outside of educational institutions is to enable students to complete degree and certificate programs more rapidly and without repetition when they have already acquired knowledge or skills relevant to their programs of study.
By earning prior learning credits, you'll be able to shorten the time required to earn a degree. Studies have shown that PLA students had better academic outcomes.
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