How it Works

How it Works

The University of Maine at Presque Isle offers several options through which a student’s previously acquired information and skills could be incorporated into their overall college program. Pertinent documentation is assembled for review by college officials and will be evaluated as quickly as possible, but may take up to several weeks.

  1. Students must be matriculated into an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program to be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Non-degree students and students enrolled in certificate programs of fewer than 30 credits must receive permission from the Registrar in order to be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.
  2. Students in Associate degree programs may earn a maximum of 15 credits through Prior Learning Assessment. Students in Bachelor’s degree programs may earn a maximum of 30 credits. In other words, the combination of all forms of Prior Learning Assessment cannot exceed a total of 15 credits of an Associate’s degree and 30 credits of a Bachelor’s degree.
  3. Students must utilize test options such as CLEP, DANTES or Challenge Exams when available. When no test option is available, students may request Portfolio Assessment (see below for details) of their prior learning experience. Portfolio Assessment may also allow students to provide evidence of successfully completing a MOOC program or OpenU work.