Prior Learning Assessment
Ashland University provides several ways to obtain credit for experiences outside the traditional classroom.
Credit by Exam
PLA Portfolio Assessment
Details about Ashland University's prior learning options are found in the most current academic catalog.
Credit by Exam
Ashland University recognizes a number of exams that can lead to credit. Minimum scores apply and transfer by examination is subject to academic department and registrar review before acceptance.
Next Step: Discuss credit by exam options with your academic advisor.
Your submitted military transcript is automatically evaluated for potential credit transfer upon admission to the university. Only official transcripts are evaluated.
Up to 90 credit hours of transfer credit towards a bachelor's degree (varies by program)!
- DD-214: Up to 5 undergraduate credit hours for military service
- Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
- Joint Services Transcript (JST)
Criminal Justice Training
Up to 30 credit hours of PLA credit from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPATA) can be applied towards an Ashland University Criminal Justice degree.
SAMPLE Form with PLA OPATA equivalencies.
Next Step: Submit an Unofficial Transcript Evaluation Request
Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment
Ashland University uses a PLA Portfolio Assessment process to evaluate prior learning experiences that occurred outside the college/university classroom.
Next Step: Request a PLA portfolio consultation using the link below.