Prior Learning Assessment
Earn the college credit you deserve, and save time and money!
The knowledge that you acquired outside the classroom is extremely valuable. At The University of Texas at Tyler we work with LearningCounts Portfolio Assessment, which will allow you to turn learning from professional experience into academic credit. You'll enroll in a course that will teach you how to build an experiential learning portfolio that you can use to earn college credit. UT Tyler's BAAS degree will accept up to 15 hours of Prior Learning Credit that will be directly applicable to your degree! You can earn your degree faster and save money!
*Prior Learning Credit will only be applicable to students who do not transfer over 36 hours of free electives. Check with your advisor to see if you're eligible to pursue college credit through PLA.
There are many types of learning that can be evaluated with a portfolio:
- Work experience and job skills
- Employer training programs
- Military service
- Independent study
- Volunteer or community service
Here's How it Works
Credit Predictor Tool
￼￼This easy-to-use tool helps you identify areas of your knowledge and expertise that align with college courses and could be evaluated for college credit.
Portfolio Development Courses
If you are ready to seek college credit at UT Tyler, Learning Counts offers a course that explains how to create a portfolio that shows what you know so it can be evaluated.
Portfolio Evaluation and Credit Recommendations
Learning Portfolios are evaluated for college credit by expert faculty drawn from a wide range of schools across the country. If credit is awarded for your portfolio, you can order a LearningCounts transcript for $15, and have it sent to UT Tyler.
Self-Paced Portfolio Course Tuition: $149
Instructor Supported Course Tuition: $895
Instructor supported course includes one free portfolio assessment.
For more information, contact your advisor.