Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog :: Normal Campus

Prior Learning Assessment


LCN’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program follows guidelines recommended by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Students with extensive work and/or life experiences may apply to receive up to 27 hours of college credit for prior learning. The Prior Learning Assessment Office (located in the Center for Adult Learning building) assists students in reviewing past work/life experiences to determine if college-level learning has been acquired. If students are judged to have the potential for credit awards, the PLA Office works with the student to prepare and submit petitions, documentation, and portfolios outlining their experiences.

Other documentation and submission details may include:

Upon payment of appropriate assessment fees, these documents may be reviewed by certified assessors, faculty members, and outside experts to determine what credit may be awarded.