Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program
Tiffany Whitman, Ed.D, Director of Academic Innovation and Testing Services
Prior Learning Assessment is based on the concept that college-level learning can be achieved outside of the classroom. Prior learning credit is coordinated through the University’s prior learning assessment program which adheres to and maintains best practices in assessing prior learning as recommended by the Higher Learning Commission, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
The undergraduate academic policy on Credit for Prior Learning, policy number 3364-71-17, is also available through the UT Policy Website. The University follows the directives on the transfer and articulation of Tech Prep credit as provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
A prior learning specialist assists students in determining the area(s) in which prior learning assessment is likely to be applicable. Guidance with the required paperwork and any necessary referrals is also coordinated by the Office of Academic Innovation and Testing Services.