Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is here to help you earn college credit for learning done outside of the classroom through prior work experience, industry-recognized certifications, military transcripts, or credit by exam. With PLA, you get the benefits of:
- moving faster through your degree to completion
- saving money
- validating your past learning experiences to help you earn your degree or certificate and meet your educational and career goals
PLA is a pathway to your success!
If you meet any of the above criteria, contact the Advisor, PLA Specialist to explore your opportunities at PLA@owens.edu or (567) 661-2387.
Types of Credit for Prior Learning
Credit by Exam
Military Transcript Request
Course Credit Verification
High School Articulation and Tech Prep Credit
Fees and Policies
View our Student Accounts webpage for fees. All PLA Fees are waived for student veterans – thank you for your service. For more information on PLA procedures, view our Board Policy Procedures.
For any questions regarding PLA, or if you would like more information about earning college credit for your learning done outside the classroom, please complete the PLA Interest & Referral Form.