UT Tyler

Prior Learning Assessment

University College

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

Download the Work Credit Flyer

Download the PLA Form

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.

Credit Predictor Tool

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.

Enroll at LearningCounts.org

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.

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