Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Prior Learning Assessment Office

What is Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)?

     PLA is the evaluation and assessment of an individual's life learning for college credit. Learning may be acquired through work, corporate training programs, military service, and noncredit workshops. The knowledge you have accumulated may be equivalent to college-level learning and therefore may be eligible for KVCC college credit.

We can help you determine if

     In the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) office, our aim is to help further your educational process by acknowledging the knowledge you attained through life experiences.

     There are a variety of options to assess and evaluate your experiential learning. Working with you, the PLA office will explore these options and the potential for earning college credit.

Please familiarize yourself with our PLA Policy.

Let the Prior Learning Assessment office

For more information and assistance in deciding your next steps, contact:

   A. Elizabeth Lyons
   Director of Prior Learning Assessment
   Texas Township Campus, Room 9300
   269 488-4873
   alyons@kvcc.edu