Prior Learning Assessment
What is PLA?
Northwest University students are able to obtain credit for prior learning through several methods, all facilitated by the Office of the Provost and the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) covers credit earned via Certified Prior Learning as approved by the American Council on Education or the University, or submission of a Portfolio as outlined in the Prior Learning Assessment Guide. Please contact the College of Adult and Professional Studies for further information.