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Prior Learning Assessment Program

You can earn college credit toward a bachelor's degree by documenting the knowledge you've gained through life experience.

Through Marylhurst's Prior Learning Assessment program, life and work experiences such as employment, homemaking, company-sponsored or military training, community service, independent research and travel study may apply as credit toward your undergraduate degree.

Step One:

Development of your education plan begins in the Learning Assessment Workshop, the first of three required PLA courses, where you:

  • Clarify educational goals and priorities
  • Develop a personal plan with specific objectives
  • Discover how many credits may be earned for prior learning

Step Two:

Next, the PLA Seminar provides a step-by-step method for making credit requests based on your mastery of subjects through prior learning or personal study. You identify areas which fulfill specific Marylhurst University requirements and learn how to describe, analyze and document acquired knowledge.

Step Three:

Portfolio Development Studies are individualized tutorials where you receive one-on-one instruction and guidance. A PLA adviser meets regularly and individually with each student to review work.

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July 28, 2014 – July 31, 2014

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August 23, 2014

Undergraduate Information Session

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August 27, 2014

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

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