What’s the Process for a Prior Learning Assessment?
Your work and life experiences could qualify you to earn up to 27 hours of college credit. Here’s how:
- Lincoln College-Normal (LCN) will assist you in reviewing your work and life experiences to determine if college-level learning has been acquired
- If judged to have potential credit awarded, you will be assisted in completing the necessary petitions and documents
- Certified assessors, faculty, and outside experts will review experiences and provide feedback
- You pay the appropriate assessment fees upon submission of request for credits and/or upon approval of credits
- Once credit determination is made, you work with your academic advisor to map out remaining program requirements
The Lincoln College-Normal Prior Learning Assessment Program (PLA) follows guidelines recommended by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).
You may earn prior learning college credit by any of the following:
- Certification or designation
- Portfolio for work and life experience
- Standardized examination
Insurance professionals, see specific details for LOMA, Institutes, and IAAP certification equivalencies