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Prior learning assessments (PLAs) provide a pathway to enable students who have stopped short of a degree, but have acquired knowledge through other means, the chance to complete their education. PLA is a process through which students identify areas of relevant learning from their past experiences, demonstrate that learning through appropriate documentation, and submit their materials so that they can be assessed and possibly awarded academic credit relative to specific course objectives.
WGTC may award college credit with the following methods:
How much credit can I earn? It will vary with the hours required to graduate; however, you must meet the residency requirement of the college which is 25% of the program.
Am I guaranteed college credit? In areas outside standardized testing, the registrar and faculty will make recommendations for credit. Although no guarantees can be made, all efforts to advise the student of the likelihood of earning credit will be made.
How much will it cost? Tuition and fees will vary on the method used and the number of credits being requested; however, tuition and fees are usually less than the standard rates. See the Handbook of Advanced Placement and Prior Learning Assessments.
What if I'm not in agreement with the recommendation for credit? You have the right to appeal the college's decision, but ultimately the college reserves the right to deny the awarding of credit based on the faculty's findings thus ensuring the quality of education delivered by WGTC.
Must I complete any courses and a required number of credit hours before I apply for advanced placement? No, unless you are using the portfolio as your means of requesting credit. The college offers a mandatory workshop to help you build a successful portfolio.
4089 Val Tech Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone (229) 333-2100, ext. 1368
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