Prior Learning Assessment Network (PLAN)

  • WHAT IS PLAN?

    Prior Learning Assessment Network (PLAN) is a program that enables adult learners to earn college credit by converting work/life experience into college level learning. PLAN allows students the opportunity for their personal and professional experiences to be evaluated for college credit through portfolio assessment. 

    HOW CAN PLAN BENEFIT ME?

    • PLAN can jump start your college education. 
    • Make your work/life experience count. 
    • Allow you to complete your degree in fewer semesters. 
    • Reduce your total degree tuition costs. 

    WHAT QUALIFICATIONS MUST I HAVE?

    • Five or more years of work or volunteer experience in the field in which you are seeking a degree. 
    • College level writing skills. 

    HOW DO I GET STARTED?

    • Complete the college's application for admission if you are not a currently enrolled student. 
    • Submit official transcripts from other colleges, universities and training programs to the Admissions office for evaluation. 
    • Test eligible for English Composition I on the college's placement test or have an equivalent course transferred into Prince George's Community College from an accredited college or university. 
    • Attend a PLAN orientation and meet with a PLAN Advisor. Call 301-322-0437 to obtain dates and times of orientations.
    • Petition to register for CAP 1050 Portfolio Development course.  

    WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? 

    • There are many courses that students can earn college credit towards their degree through portfolio assessment. 
    •  Portfolios are evaluated by designated faculty. 
    • A maximum of 15 credits per associate degree can be earned through portfolio assessment. 
    • A minimal fee of $15.00 per credit hour will be charged for each course submitted for portfolio assessment 
    • If you plan to transfer, consult with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in PLAN. 
    • Complete the college’s application for admission if you are not a currently enrolled student. 

    PROGRAMS OFFERING CREDIT:

    • Accounting
    • Art
    • Business
    • Construction Management
    • Correctional Services
    • Criminal Justice
    • Cybercrime Investigation
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Engineering Technology
    • English
    • Human Resources Management
    • Human Services
    • Marketing Management
    • Music
    • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
    • Purchasing and Contracting
    • Psychology
    • Residential Property Management
    • Sociology 

    MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNT!!

     

  • Contact Information

    Prior Learning Assessment Network (PLAN)

    Address

    Bladen Hall, Room 124

    Phone:

    301-322-0437

    Email us:

    plan@pgcc.edu