Individuals come to college from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, some of which may involve college-level learning. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA ) is the evaluation and assessment of an individual’s life learning for college credit, certification or advanced standing toward future education or training. PLA is a process used by regulatory bodies to evaluate skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom for the purpose of recognizing competence against a given set of standards, competencies or learning outcomes. Equivalent credit is awarded through a variety of methods; each school or department at IUPUI determines its own process. Complete the form below to inquire about PLA.