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Prior Learning Assessment

General Campus Guidelines

Prior learning assessment at IUPUI is used to validate previously acquired knowledge and skills with respect to course expectations and learning outcomes. This form of assessment is available for all eligible transfer, returning, or adult students who can demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through professional practice, training, or other approved experiential learning activities prior to admission. Students must present required documentation to demonstrate that the learning objectives and competencies required by an existing course in specific program have been met.  Presentation of objective evidence of prior knowledge and skills may include development of a prior learning portfolio for faculty evaluation, verification of current credentials granted upon completion of a professional certificate program or exam, evaluation of training or coursework completed outside of the traditional college setting, or completion of an examination (departmental challenge exam, CLEP, DSST, etc.).

Eligibility for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Students seeking college credit for unduplicated prior learning experiences in either Organizational Leadership (OLS) or Technical Communication (TCM) through the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI must meet the following general eligibility requirements.

Student must be:

  1. an admitted undergraduate (active in a current IUPUI degree program) and in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and
  2. enrolled in a bachelor’s degree or certificate program in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication (OLS or TCM programs) or be an active service member or veteran of the US Military seeking a degree through the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI or
  3. admitted to any other undergraduate bachelor’s degree program at IUPUI in good standing who is seeking only the credit-by-credential option for valid and department approved professional certifications (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, PMI, CQE, Lean Six Sigma, or OSHA).

PLA Options in OLS or TCM

The Department of Technology Leadership and Communication offers several options for the assessment of prior learning in either Organizational Leadership (OLS) or Technical Communication (TCM). For a list of current PLA eligible courses available in OLS or TCM, click here.