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Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment

Receive college credit for the learning you have already completed in your professional and personal life.

At Northwest Nazarene University, we know the time spent learning outside a college setting is valuable and we want to acknowledge you for it. NNU’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program offers college-level undergraduate degree credit for knowledge gained outside the classroom.

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Joy Streight, a recent graduate from NNU, utilized the PLA program to earn her degree and saved her time and money!

We know your time and money are valuable commodities in today’s fast-paced life. We can help! Participating in the PLA program can reduce the number of courses required, therefore, reducing the cost and time needed to earn your undergraduate degree.

For more information or to begin, please contact Lindsay Kuhl at onlineinfo@nnu.edu or 208.467.8854.