Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

PLA@owens.edu | (567) 661-2387


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
Portfolio Assessment
Skills Assessment
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.

Questions

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.

Upcoming Events

Resume Writing Workshop (November 17)

Contact Us

Adam Wagner
Adam Wagner
Advisor, PLA Specialist
adam_wagner4@owens.edu
(567) 661-7634