College of Humanities & Social Sciences
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Live, Work, Get Credit

The School of Integrative and Engaged Studies is pleased to offer an opportunity to earn SUU credit based on your professional experiences.

PLA can offer up to 15* credits of upper-division electives. PLA 3920 is a pass/fail online course, resulting in a deliverable that reflects both the value of your experience, and your understanding of how that experience connects to your educational pursuit.

*Prior Learning Assessment is available to any admitted SUU student. One to fifteen credits toward your bachelor’s degree is possible. Please speak with your Student Success Advisor to determine how many PLA credits would be advisable for your degree. Too many elective credits are neither beneficial nor necessary. The total amount of credits you may earn through PLA is ultimately determined by the course instructor.

When you register for PLA 3920, the total cost of the first credit is $279. The cost of the additional credits is $49 per credit. PLA is NOT eligible to receive financial aid, and your PLA credits will not count towards the total number of credits needed to be aid eligible.

Please note: PLA credit is only granted for original work. Transferred PLA credit from other institutions cannot be repeated at SUU. Credit-bearing projects and certificates earned at SUU cannot be considered for additional PLA credits.

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