2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Prior Learning Assessment

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) allows students to receive academic credit for learning acquired through qualifying life experiences when they meet the goals of a particular Cal U course. Qualifying experiences may include:

  • Work or military training.
  • Personal educational growth.
  • Volunteer work.
  • Independent certifications and/or credentials.

Credit is awarded when a student is able to demonstrate transferable learning or knowledge that can be applied to new or different situations. Contact the Office of Academic Success at vadella@calu.edu for further information and forms.