Prior work experience, military service, and other training may be eligible for credit
A Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Portfolio is a collection of résumé, narrative essay, and supporting evidence which documents how your prior job, volunteer work, military service, corporate training, or other relevant experience aligns to the learning objectives of specific academic courses or programs. Reviewed by trained faculty member assessors and/or subject matter experts, these portfolios provide an accepted basis for awarding you credit for prior college-level learning gained outside the traditional classroom—reducing the time and cost to complete your degree. At Walden, you may earn up to 75% of the credits required for your undergraduate degree through PLA Portfolios and other transfer of credit options.
To begin the Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio process, you must first consult with a member of the Student Success Advising Team, who can help you decide if portfolio development and submission is right for you.
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