Credit for Prior Learning
At Ohio Christian University, we understand that what you know is more important than where or how you learned it. Since adult learners can attain college-level knowledge in many ways, we offer the opportunity to earn college credit based on your previous training and experience.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Students who enter the Adult Program with fewer than 70 semester hours, or, who must still meet general education requirements, could earn additional semester units through a portfolio process:
- A maximum of 24 semester credit hours may be earned by PLA.
- These units can come from a number of different sources, including:
- non-credit classes
- training programs
- work experiences
- The College evaluates and grants appropriate units for the student's learning (not just the experience) from these sources.
- A PLA Portfolio class is offered at various times throughout the year. Students taking this course will be instructed in prior learning assessment and how to write for college credit based upon their background and training. Students may write for up to 12 credit hours as part of the course work.