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Prior Learning Assessment by Portfolio (PLA)


Students who come to ISU with previous work experience may be awarded undergraduate credit for that experience through the Prior Learning Assessment by Portfolio (PLA).

Approved undergraduate students may prepare a portfolio with the guidance of the Prior Learning Assessment Coordinators and department faculty; in this portfolio the student will thoroughly describe and document knowledge gained experientially and will demonstrate how that knowledge gained outside the classroom is related to college-level learning.

The portfolio will be assessed by Prior Learning Assessment Coordinators, department faculty, department chair, and college dean.

Interested students should read the policy and procedures prior to beginning the Prior Learning Assessment  by Portfolio process.

For more information, contact our coordinators.