Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
You can earn academic credit for a course if you produce a completed petition detailing your college-level learning gained through career and personal experience. This can include job-related activities and community participation, as well as experience based on training from specialized schools or testing programs.
You may submit your petition at anytime of the year. The petitions are then assessed by faculty evaluators, and credit is assigned based on merit.
Learn more about PLA and other possibilities for Credit for Prior Learning at Davenport.
New Fall 2014 PLAA 150 Course Helps Students to Write PLA Portfolios
Starting in Fall 2014, PLAA 150: Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Development will be offered as a 15 week online course to help students to write PLA portfolios for other courses. Students should consult their advisor or Dr. Wayne Sneath for more information about the course.