Centenary University’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program is designed to help the adult learner combine college courses and life and/or work experience in a non-traditional approach toward earning a college degree. PLA lets you use your work experience for credit!
How does PLA work?
PLA Program requirements:
|Adult learners who are 23 years of age or older|
|Matriculated undergraduate students|
|Have already earned a minimum of 8 credits of coursework at Centenary|
Where to begin …
|Complete a Prior Learning Assessment Pre‐registration Checklist through their academic/program advisor.|
|Register for and successfully complete a 1-credit required course, PLA-1000: PLA Portfolio Development, which is offered as needed. The course covers details of the PLA process and the mechanics of portfolio creation.|
|After successful course completion, students will create and submit the portfolio(s) for approved course content to the Director of PLA, who will then assign the portfolio(s) to faculty evaluators who will assess the portfolio(s) and determine if college‐level credit has been demonstrated and the amount of credit earned.|