Get the Credit You Deserve!

 Prior Learning Assessment Group


You may have already earned college credit through non-traditional methods.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process that Hillsborough Community College uses to evaluate academic credit for college-level knowledge and skills that you may have gained outside of the traditional classroom. 

Hillsborough Community College offers different PLA methodologies and acceleration mechanisms to assist you.  This may include what you have earned through  

 - Military Service
 - Employer Training Programs
 - Accelerated Academic Programs like CLEP, Advanced   Placement,  or Dual Enrollment.

Click the images below to learn about the options available to you through PLA!

PLA Options for Military

Former and current members of the military may have experience that translates into college credit.  Find out how! 

PLA for Military 


PLA Options by Testing

College level credit may be earned through several standardized tests including CLEP, DANTESCredit by Exam and the Certified Professional Secretary Examination.

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PLA for High School Students 

High school students may earn college credits through Dual Enrollment, Early Admissions, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.
High School Students


PLA by Experiential Learning

Students may apply to received experiential credit for work experience in a variety of areas.

PLA Experiential Learning