Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

A student may earn credit for knowledge and skills gained outside the traditional classroom. On-the-job training, travel experiences, self-study, apprenticeship, and other similar life experiences may be translated into equivalent college or vocational credit. Only training and experiences in areas corresponding directly to Pensacola State College coursework will qualify for PLA credit; PLA credit will not be awarded for skills and experiences in areas not taught currently at the College. PLA credits awarded will be based on a portfolio review and will appear on the official Pensacola State College transcript in the same manner as other external credits. In all cases, no more than 25% of the student’s degree may be earned through PLA credits. Additional restrictions may apply to certain programs and courses. Questions and concerns regarding the Prior Learning Assessment process should be directed to the Office of the Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, at (850) 484-1706.