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Learning Assessment Workshop: LRN 150

Cost: $100

LRN 150, a one-credit class, is the prerequisite Learning Assessment Workshop for the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. By looking carefully at your materials and background, the learning assessment workshop instructor helps you decide whether PLA is right for you.

By the end of LRN 150, you will:

  • Complete a chronolog of life experiences and skills learned since high school
  • Write a goal statement integrating current personal and professional goals
  • Learn about individual strengths and weaknesses in writing and math
  • Hear advisers share helpful information about the variety of academic disciplines at Marylhurst
  • Understand official transcripts and transferable credit
  • Receive a formal assessment from the PLA staff of your potential for receiving university credit through PLA
  • Decide whether or not the PLA program will meet your academic needs


Prior Learning Assessment Seminar: LRN 305

This six-credit, Web-supported PLA seminar provides instruction for developing Prior Learning Assessment submissions (essays and documentation). You will learn key ideas about learning from experience, including ways of knowing, the role of reflection in turning experience into learning and how to consider your experiential learning within an academic framework.

Through in-class activities, peer critique and feedback from the instructor over a 10-week period, you will learn how to reflect upon, describe, analyze and document your prior learning. Writing, analytical and organizational skills necessary for the successful completion of PLA submissions are addressed. By the end of the term, you will have drafted, critiqued, revised and submitted for evaluation your first three essays for a minimum of nine credits. Additionally, you will develop a plan for the remainder of your PLA submissions.


Portfolio Development Studies: LRN 311 / LRN 312 / LRN 003

You will continue to receive guidance by program faculty through the stages of essay and portfolio development; receive feedback from specialist evaluators; participate in peer review activities; and complete an end-of-class reflection essay. You are required to develop four essays and submit at least three for evaluation during the course. At the end of each term, the credits you earn through PLA will be added to your transcript.

Please see current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.

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