Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment

Get the Credit You Deserve!

Northwood University has long believed that learning does not take place exclusively in the classroom. A person's professional learning may be translated into college-level credit. This learning can be evaluated in terms of required and/or elective courses from specific degree programs. Northwood's process for evaluating a person's prior learning experience is similar to evaluation of coursework transferred from other colleges. The evaluator awards credit where appropriate, allowing the student to accelerate their degree completion.

A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be awarded through a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The PLA process must be initiated within a student’s first semester at Northwood University.

Your program center manager can provide more details on the PLA process and whether you're a good candidate for PLA credit.

Always feel free to contact your Program Center Staff for assistance and guidance.


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