3 ways to help more students earn credit with prior learning assessment

Topics: Academic Affairs, Prior Learning Assessment, Student Retention and Success, Online Education, Online Strategies

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Ashley DelamaterAshley Delamater, Research Analyst

Facing increased pressure to meet degree completion goals and demand from students looking to save time and money, colleges and universities are turning to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to help students earn their degrees faster. Studies show that students who earn PLA credit graduate faster and at higher rates than their peers.

But students often encounter a series of institutional obstacles that make it difficult to earn PLA credit. Here are three ways to smooth the process and help more students earn credit for their prior learning: