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Prior Learning Assessment

Bethel’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program is designed to award college credit for knowledge you have gained from significant life experiences as an adult.

Professional and personal learning experiences are eligible as long as there is a balance of theory and practice that can be documented. The PLA program allows you to validate your learning in three ways: written documentation, examinations, and evaluated programs.

To help us determine your knowledge base, it is preferable for you to complete the following checklist BEFORE completing the college application.

PLA Form