What is Prior Learning Assessment?

Prior Learning Assessment is the evaluation of knowledge and skills that you’ve gained outside of a college or university classroom. You acquire prior learning through multiple experiences, such as your military training, deployments, on-the-job experiences, professional development training, volunteer and community service, informal online learning, and other experiences outside traditional academic institutions.

There a many ways colleges and universities evaluate this learning. You may be able to receive college credit based on the outcome of that evaluation.


How do I get credit for my military training?

The process starts with you!

Once you’ve been accepted at a Universities of Wisconsin campus or WTCS program,