Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Students that participate in PLA testing can use these credits for earning their degree. Prior learning assessment (PLA) awards college credit, certification or advanced standing for a student’s non-academic experiences and training. Ho...
PLA Options
American Council on Education (ACE) American Council on Education (ACE) uses expert evaluators to review workplace training, military experiences and national exams for potential college credit matches.  More Informati...
Contact a PLA Advisor
PLA Advisors LSC-CyFair Christa Molloy -  Christa.Molloy@LoneStar.edu 281.290.3209 Shirley Giese -  Shirley.A.Giese@LoneStar.edu LSC-Kingwood Sagan McClure -  Sagan.McClure@LoneStar.edu 281.312.1659 LS...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by American Council on Education (ACE)
American Council on Education (ACE) uses expert evaluators to review and transcript workplace training, military experiences and national exams for potential college credit matches.  Transcripts are evaluated by LSC faculty to determine th...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Continuing Education Articulation
Credit may be awarded after a student meets eligibility criteria specific to this assessment option:  When the CE course was taken, it was part of an articulation agreement (linked or non-linked)  Student achieved a grade of ...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by External Challenge Exams
Lone Star College has established equivalent course credit for minimum passing scores on nationally-recognized college entrance and subject exams. Students are responsible for making arrangements for testing and making sure official score reports a...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by High School Articulation
High School Articulation is an agreement to match high school career and technical education (CTE) courses with college CTE courses. Lone Star College (LSC) participates in the Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) program. Texas high school graduates ma...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Internal Challenge Exams
Internal challenge exams are developed by LSC faculty and administered through campus testing centers or academic departments. Students should consult with a faculty member in the department to discuss course content and feasibility of taking a cou...
PLA Internal Challenge Exam Courses
Credit for the following courses can now be obtained with a passing test score on the internal challenge exam for that course. Contact your college Testing Center in order to make arrangements to take a challenge exam. Subject...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Licensure or Industry Certification
Lone Star College has established equivalent course credits for professional certifications and state licensures. Course credit is based on competencies demonstrated through successful completion of the professional certification or state licensure...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Non-Regionally Accredited College or University
This assessment option is required for evaluating transcripts from institutions not accredited by one of the seven (7) regional accreditors. Eligibility criteria specific to this assessment must be met before requesting a transcript evaluation. To ...
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by Portfolio
PLA by Portfolio allows students to request course credit for knowledge and skills acquired through employment, cooperative (co-op) education, and/or training. Lone Star College will not award credit based solely on years of employment. Experiences...