Earn credit for what you've learned! The Office for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) provides opportunities for students to earn credit for college-level learning acquired outside of a traditional academic environment.
Credentials and certifications issued by outside agencies may be eligible for college credit if they include verifiable college-level learning.
Academic Portfolios require that students engage in a self-reflective writing process, connecting their learning from work or life experience to specific departmental or university outcomes.
For more information contact the PLA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-780-4663.
Military Credits - Important Information
Official military transcripts are reviewed by USM's Veterans Services Director. Please direct inquiries about military transcripts and any credits posted from military transcripts to:
Director of Veterans Services
235 Luther Bonney Hall
88 Bedford Street
Portland, Maine 04104-9300
USM's Office for Prior Learning Assessment reserves the right to revise, amend, or change items set forth in our policies, procedures, and equivalencies at any time.