Office for Prior Learning Assessment

PLA evaluates your wealth of college-level knowledge achieved outside the traditional classroom, and invites you to convert that knowledge into possible college credit.
Bridge to Your Future
Looking for the Office for Prior Learning Assessment? We have moved! Come visit us at 122 Payson Smith Hall, 96 Falmouth Street on the Portland Campus, just up the stairs from the parking lot!
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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) believes that you, as an adult or an advanced student should be commended for your college-level knowledge, if it fulfills academic criteria set forth by the USM faculty. PLA has developed systematic ways to assess your learning competencies in a supportive atmosphere, supplying the academic bridge which effectively and efficiently connects practical with theoretical knowledge. The several pathways across the bridge include: testing options, credential reviews, military evaluations, and academic portfolio development, all of which smooth the way to academic credit where appropriate.

News & Events

Military academic transcripts soon to be evaluated and credits posted by Veterans Services at USM.