Credit for Prior Learning

Earn College Credit for Prior Learning

Accelerate the completion of your bachelor’s degree by earning college credit for what you already know. The knowledge you’ve gained from a variety of areas such as corporate and on-the-job training, military training, community service, parenting, volunteer work, seminars, home management, workshops, travel study and independent research can be easily evaluated for credit toward your bachelor’s degree through Marylhurst’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program and Credit by Exam.

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Complete your bachelor’s degree sooner by documenting what you already know from life and work experiences. Marylhurst’s Prior Learning Assessment program, offers an online course that provides the guidance and structure needed as you write portfolios that reflect what you’ve learned outside the classroom. Completed portfolios are evaluated and awarded college credit to accelerate your degree completion.

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Marylhurst accepts undergraduate credit for the NYUFLP, CLEP, DSST, or ECE/UExcel exams. Credits earned through these exams can be applied to various areas of your degree program including the Marylhurst Core coursework.

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Benefit from a significant savings of both time and money! You can earn 90 undergraduate credits toward your bachelor’s degree through submission of a PLA portfolio (up to 45 credits) and standardized testing (up to 45 credits). That’s up to 90 credits of course content you can earn towards your degree.

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Have you attended other colleges or universities? Have you received formal military training? Did you complete Advanced Placement (AP) coursework? Contact an Admissions Counselor to learn more about the cost and time saving opportunities available to you, if you have any of the following:

  • Transfer credit from another accredited college or university
  • Military education and experience
  • ACE transcripted training
  • Advanced Placement (AP) coursework
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework
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If you’re ready to get started at Marylhurst to complete your bachelor’s degree and want to take advantage of our Credit for Prior Learning programs, please connect with our Office of Admissions at 503.699.6268 or by emailing

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