Prior Learning Assessment

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You’ve done the work. Now get the credit.

Southeast Missouri State University offers a variety of opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Beyond standard credit by exam or military-related credit, academic departments and programs also offer unique ways to earn credits, either via portfolio, performance, certification or other credentials! Review all current PLA opportunities at Southeast and if any are of interest.

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Credit by Exam Programs

Credit by Exam Programs assist people in gaining recognition for what they know and can do, regardless of how or where they learned it. College credit earned by examination may be counted towards General Education, Major, Minor or Elective Requirements at Southeast Missouri State University.


Contact Office of Testing Services for more information about Credit by Exam Programs:
Phone: (573) 651-2836

Military Credits

Southeast values the hard work and dedication that our military men and women have put into becoming professionals during their military service. To honor and recognize their efforts, Southeast awards as many military credits as possible.

Contact  Office of Military and Veteran Services to discuss your military credits transfer options:
Phone: (573) 651-2263

Other Opportunities for PLA at Southeast

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Phone: +1 (573) 651-2766
Fax: +1 (573) 651-2859

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Monday - Friday
Fall/Spring: 8 am - 5 pm CST 
Summer: 8 am - 4 pm CST

Kent Library Room 317
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701