Office for Prior Learning Assessment

Looking for the Office for Prior Learning Assessment? We've moved! Come visit us on the 2nd floor of 247/248 Luther Bonney Hall, 85 Bedford St., Portland Campus.
Looking for the Office for Prior Learning Assessment? We've moved! Come visit us on the 2nd floor of 247/248 Luther Bonney Hall, 85 Bedford St., Portland Campus.
You've learned a lot. PLA can help you get college credit for work, life, and the military.
You've learned a lot. PLA can help you get college credit for work, life, and the military.
Ways to gain college credit for your learning include testing, credential reviews, and academic portfolio development.
Ways to gain college credit for your learning include testing, credential reviews, and academic portfolio development.
We can evaluate your military transcript for possible college credit. Contact us to get started.
We can evaluate your military transcript for possible college credit. Contact us to get started.
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We respect the learning you bring to USM. With Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), we can potentially reward you for it with college credit - saving you time and money as you work toward your degree.

PLA allows us to build a bridge between your practical/life knowledge and the academic learning we provide on campus and online. We are dedicated to helping students earn college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional academic environment. This can include knowledge gained from the workforce, a profession, and the military. Our pathways to academic credit might  include: testing options, credential reviews, and academic portfolio development. These assessments are available to the general public as well as USM students.

News & Events

The Office for Prior Learning Assessment welcomes our new director, Ashley Collins!
PLA is moving to 247/248 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland
Come see us in our new location at 247/248 Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland Campus!
Military academic transcripts soon to be evaluated and credits posted by Veterans Services at USM.