Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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COL120: Portfolio Preparation, is a one credit course for adults who seek academic credit for college-level learning accomplished in non-traditional ways such as:

  • Paid work experience
  • Volunteer work
  • Home management
  • Non-credited training
  • Travel
  • Independent study

Students will be provided with the necessary information and techniques for choosing a degree program and preparing a portfolio that describes and verifies their learning. The portfolio may be presented to the faculty for evaluation.

Evaluation of the portfolio for academic credit is not part of the course and is subject to a separate assessment fee at the time the portfolio is submitted.

Students considering enrollment in COL120 are required to attend an information session on earning credit for prior learning. The session, which covers credit by examination, as well as portfolio assessment, is scheduled by appointment.

For additional information, please call 631-451-4089.

To apply for a degree or certificate program only takes a few easy steps. First, apply online or, if you prefer, send a completed downloaded or paper application to Central Admissions. Paper applications are available from any Suffolk County high school guidance office or Central Admissions. Next, have official transcripts from both your high school guidance office and campus admissions office sent to:

Suffolk County Community College
Central Admissions
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784-2899

For additional information, see the New Student Guide to Enrollment.

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