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. 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.