Office for Prior Learning Assessment

USM's Office for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) helps students earn credit for college-level learning acquired from work and life experience. Learn more about Office for Prior Learning Assessment.

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Current students, faculty, and staff: Visit us on MyUSM

We have moved PLA policy information and faculty evaluation forms to MyUSM, our secure, single sign-on portal for current students, faculty, and staff.

Credential and Certification Review

Credentials and certifications issued by outside agencies may be eligible for college credit if they include verifiable college-level learning.
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Academic Portfolios

Portfolios require students to engage in a self-reflective writing process connecting their learning from work or life experience to specific learning outcomes.

How Does PLA Work?

Watch this video to find out!