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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 for experience you already have, either via portfolio, performance, certification or other credentials! If any of our PLA opportunities interest you, please fill out the form to be put in contact with an advisor.

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Learn About Your PLA Opportunities!

Not sure if you qualify for credits through PLA? Our Credit Predictor Tool asks simple questions about your experience to give you an idea of what you could be eligible to receive. Submit your contact information at the end of the questions to contact an advisor.

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

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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

Exams and military experience aren’t the only way to earn PLA credits! To learn more information about additional opportunities, fill out the form above to contact an advisor.

  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Technology Management Portfolio Credits
  • RN-BSN Equivalency Credits
  • MBA Prerequisite Review
  • TG University Credits
  • Certified Professional Secretary (CPS/CAP)
  • Retroactive credit for foreign language

Contact Us

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

Office Hours
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