Prior Learning Assessment

Learning happens every day.  In school, at work, through community service, or training programs.  Marist recognizes learning can happen in a non-traditional way, outside of the classroom, and has a variety of ways to award credit for this learning. 

The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program through the School of Professional Programs gives adults students the additional opportunity to earn college credits towards their undergraduate degree.

The Prior Learning Assessment process asks students to demonstrate their knowledge based on previous experience and accomplishments through the following:


Note:  For students in the Professional Studies Major, credit for Prior Learning Assessment can be used to satisfy requirements within a concentration or area of study.