Dallas College’s Prior Learning Assessment helps you earn college credit for knowledge you’ve gained on the job. If you have work experience, you can earn your associate degree faster by using your professional skills to get closer to graduation.

You already have the knowledge — just feel confident that you can do it.” View Tiffany’s story.
Tiffany Gardner
Dallas College Student

View Options for Prior Learning Assessment

Transfer Credits

Transfer credit is for learning that took place at another similarly accredited school before you enrolled at Dallas College.

Learn About Transfer Credits

Pre-Evaluated Learning

Pre-evaluated learning refers to systematized and standardized types of prior learning. Institutional approval is needed to accept credit recommendations from an organization in this category.

Learn About Pre-Evaluated Learning

Independent Learning

Individualized learning is most often a case-by-case assessment process. It involves the review, assessment, verification and credentialing of learning experiences gained outside the traditional classroom that do not fall into other categories.

Learn About Independent Learning

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