Standards for Awarding Prior Learning Assessment Credit

  1. Academic credit will only be awarded for those courses directly applicable to curriculum requirements at FRCC and to the student’s declared certificate or degree program listed in the college’s catalog.
  2. A student may use PLA to fulfill all degree/certificate graduation requirements except for the mandatory 25% residency requirement.
  3. If pursuing a transfer degree (A.A., A.S., or A.G.S. Articulated degree program), PLA will only be granted for the purpose of satisfying graduation requirements. These credits might not transfer to colleges outside of CCCS. Contact the college to which you intend to transfer to determine their PLA requirements.
  4. All work assessed for PLA must meet or exceed “C” level work. Minimum cut-off scores on standardized tests are also established to meet the “C” grade level.