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Prior Learning Assessment

If you have years of work experience, your college degree may be closer than you think!
We can help you apply your experience, knowledge and skills toward a degree, which could save you time and money. If your experiences as an employee, skilled volunteer or hobbyist correspond to credit courses offered at Clark State, then the Prior Learning Portfolio Program may help you receive college credit. You will learn how to put together a portfolio that details your experiences and matches them to specific courses from the College curriculum.

A prior learning assessment validates knowledge acquired through life experience, work experience, military experience, civic engagement, individual study, reading and participation in classes or training sponsored by business and industry, professional organizations and/or government agencies. Review Prior Learning FAQs.

If you are interested in getting credit for your life experience, follow the application process. Currently enrolled Clark State students only need to complete the application.  

Prior Learning Application Process

  • Apply to Clark State
  • Send all transcripts to our Admissions Office 
    (If you have completed college courses elsewhere, send your transcripts to us.)
  • Choose a major from our degrees and certificates
  • Complete the preliminary Prior Learning application below.

Prior Learning Assessment