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Prior Learning Assessment

The knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom is valuable. It is important that this knowledge be recognized. Now we have a process for ensuring your knowledge is recognized and validated. It’s called PLA (prior learning assessment) and you can do it online today.
 
Prior Learning Assessment
The knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom is valuable. It is important that this knowledge be recognized. Now we have a process for ensuring your knowledge is recognized and validated. It’s called PLA (prior learning assessment) and you can do it online today.
 

Did you know that you can earn up to 6 hours of credits toward your certificate or 12 hours of credit toward your associate of applied science degree from prior training or work experience?  

The Alamo Colleges allow you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences toward college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.  Assistance is available to guide you in preparing your story about how your experiences align to the requirements of specific courses.

You may be able to earn credit for the initial courses in your certificate or degree by going through the PLA process.  To be eligible for PLA credits, you must be an Alamo Colleges student. In addition, you must complete the ApplyTexas application and submit your transcripts to the Alamo Colleges and determine the program for which your prior learning may apply.

Before submitting an application, we suggest that you contact an Academic Advisor or specific program coordinator to discuss whether PLA would be beneficial to you and how credits can be applied to your program.

What do I have to do to get started?  

What programs are eligible?  

How much does it cost? 
 

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210.485.0165

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Alamo Colleges Online
dst-ACOL@alamo.edu

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