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PLA for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Process For Students

How to Petition for DU Course Credit through a Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio (PLA)

You may receive academic credit for a course when you successfully complete a portfolio or other assessment detailing college-level learning you've gained through experience.

DU will consider learning gained through career and personal experience, in job-related activities and community participation, as well as experience based on training from specialized schools or testing programs.

You may submit your portfolio for credit any time during the year. It will be assessed by faculty evaluators, and credit is assigned based on merit.

To begin the PLA process, send your most current resume and list of any professional certifications held and/or trainings completed to:

Dr. Wayne Sneath, Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator

wayne.sneath@davenport.edu

PLA Excluded Course List: UNDER REVISION

PLEASE CONTACT DR. WAYNE SNEATH WITH QUESTIONS ON PLA EXCLUDED COURSES

Undergraduate Student Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Student Handbook

This handbook describes the process for DU undergraduate students to follow when writing and submitting a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio.

Undergraduate Student PLA Portfolio Rubric

This rubric will be used to assess undergraduate student PLA portfolios.

Graduate Student Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Student Handbook

This handbook describes the process for DU graduate students to follow when writing and submitting a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio.

Graduate Student PLA Portfolio Rubric

This rubric will be used to assess graduate student PLA portfolios.

PLA Frequently Asked Questions

This documenTanswers many common questions about the process of Prior Learning Assessment.

Further questions about the Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio process should be directed to:

Wayne D. Sneath, Ph.D.
Program Director Experiential Learning & Prior Learning Assessment Coordinator
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences

Davenport University

6191 Kraft Avenue SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512
wayne.sneath@davenport.edu
Phone: 616-871-3968
Fax: 616-554-5225