Adult Learners


Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

At Armstrong we realize the value of real-world experience and that learning takes place in various formats. The university works with students from diverse backgrounds to evaluate their prior learning and determine if it is commensurate with the standards and requirements of college-level learning.

Prior learning assessment, or PLA, is a process where
  • students identify areas of relevant learning from their past experiences
  • students submit appropriate documentation demonstrating that learning
  • Armstrong evaluates these materials to assess whether academic credit will be awarded.

 A total of 45 semester hours can be earned through any combination of CLEP, credit by departmental examination, portfolio assessment, International Baccalaureate credit, and advanced placement credit.

Currently Armstrong recognizes the following examinations for college-level credit, with additional opportunities in the works:

Contact Information

For Advising, Prior Learning Assessment, Challenge Exams and CLEP Information

Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement
212 Solms Hall
Fax: 912.344.3418

To Schedule an Exam

Testing Services
Memorial College Center, Room 204
Fax 912.344.3475