Credit Evaluation and Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment

Adult students come to college from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, some of which may involve college-level learning. Prior learning assessment (PLA) provides you with a path to attain college credit for learning you have already mastered outside the traditional college classroom. Equivalent credit is not awarded for experience, but for learning that is similar in content, depth, and breadth to college-level learning.


If you have questions about prior learning assessment, contact Michael Yard, IUPUI faculty coordinator of prior learning assessment, at or (317) 278-7600.

PLA Courses, Programs, and Options

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