Note: These fees represent institutional costs only. Some external agencies (particularly testing agencies) have their own fees, which can be found in the descriptions here.
When do PLA credits appear on a student's transcript?
Details can be found on pages 32-34 of the 2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook.
Do they accept PLA credit transferred from other institutions?
If so, when do they appear on the student's transcript?
How do CLEP tests appear on a student's transcript?
Same as transfer credit but instead of prior college name, the entry reads "College Level Exam Program."
Other limitations that student's should be aware of:
For general information about portfolio assessments, please see this page.
Do they offer portfolio credits?
Do they offer a course for students creating portfolios for assessment?
No course offered.
Who assesses student portfolios?
Institutional faculty member or instructor.
How do portfolio credits appear on a student's transcript?
Same as transfer credit but instead of prior college name, the entry reads "Experiential Learning Credit."
Number of PLA earners (2010-2011):
State 2-Year Community College average is 122.
State 4-Year University average is 224.
PLA Hours earned (2010-2011):
State 2-Year Community College average is 581.
State 4-Year University average is 4,343.
Average age of PLA earners:
State average is 28.
Institutional Contact for PLA:
Director of Records
For more details about PLA at Columbia State Community College, including specific tests accepted, score requirements, and other details for each type of PLA, please see this page.