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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
At Armstrong we realize the value of real-world experience. That is why we give you the opportunity to earn college credits through the completion of selected exams. Also known as a Prior Learning Assessment, Adult Learners may demonstrate college-level knowledge of a subject, specifically, “The assessment of learning attained through experiences irrespective of the time and place in which they occurred.” (Assessing Learning, 2nd edition, by Morry Fiddler, Catherine Marienau, and Urban Whitaker, p. 12).
In fact, Armstrong will grant you up to one-fourth of the credit required to earn a college degree through the satisfactory completion of those selected exams and/or accredited college-level independent study (correspondence) courses.
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
- Independent and Distance Learning Exams
These examinations provide Adult Learners with the ability to build upon the vast knowledge they already have in order to attain the degree they’ve always wanted.
For Advising, Prior Learning Assessment, Challenge Exams and CLEP Information
Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement
212 Solms Hall
To Schedule an Exam
Memorial College Center, Room 204