Prior Learning Assessment Prep (CPLA)


Students analyze their life and work experience to discover the college-level learning that they have acquired since completing high school. Students write essays detailing how the learning was acquired and equivalent to the learning objectives of related Wentworth courses. Students must present evidence of the learning described in their essays. The evidence must include letters of support from witnesses to the learning described in the essay and may include other forms of documentation. To complete the course, students must present to the instructor the required material in a carefully prepared e-portfolio within the Wentworth LMS system. Upon course completion, a student may elect to have that portfolio submitted to the Portfolio Review Committee for assessment. The committee determines whether the learning outcomes articulated and documented in the portfolio of essays and evidence is equivalent to the learning represented in the corresponding college syllabi or course descriptions. (3 credits)