Save Time and Money on Your Degree
Earn Credit for What You Already Know
In addition to traditional transfer credit for courses completed at another institution, Empire State University offers the opportunity to earn credit for your prior work/life knowledge. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) evaluates the college-level learning you’ve gained outside a traditional classroom, such as:
- Standardized exams
- Volunteer work
- Military training
- In-service courses
- Independent reading and study
More than half of our students who complete an associate or a bachelor’s degree receive PLA credits, cutting their time to degree by as much as four terms and saving thousands of dollars.
Find out how much credit your knowledge is worth. Call 800-847-3000 and speak with a recruiter today!