Prior Learning Assessment
Did you know that you can earn up to 25% of the credits required for your degree based on your past education and work experiences? With a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) you can get college credit for what you already know. Your work experience, experiential learning, military service, volunteer work, and other types of training and education can all help you save money and time on your way to a college degree.
How It Works
Inventory your experience
Take note of your learning experiences outside of the classroom.
How does your experience fit with potential PLA options?
Speak with us to find out how to earn college credit through Prior Learning Assessment.
American Council on Education (ACE)
National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)
PLA Data & Reports
PLA in the MUS
For questions and more information contact one of our campuses or contact us:
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
560 N Park Ave
Helena, MT 59601