The Prior Learning Assessment Program provides students with an opportunity to earn college credit for the learning you have acquired through work and life experience. Madonna University recognizes that what is important is not where, when, and how you learned, but what you learned. The program will help you reframe your learned job skills into a more interesting and fulfilling understanding of your experiences, while simultaneously transforming your work attitudes, values, and habits, and potentially earning college credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Madonna University Office of Undergraduate Retention is prepared to support your effort to achieve your goals through the Prior Learning Assessment Program. Your learning experiences could save you money and time by earning college credit to:
We welcome you to explore this wonderful opportunity with us. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Retention at 734-432-5417 or MUadvising@madonna.edu to speak with a Prior Learning Assessment Program Advisor for additional information.
Students may request credit for work experience, military training, travel, internships or in-service, seminars and workshops, independent study or research, art, music, filmmaking, or journalism.
Students must supply documentation in the form of a portfolio to support their request for credit, such as a resume, job descriptions, evaluations, letters, certificates, registrations, work samples, writing samples, programs of performances, and/or lectures given.
Prior learning may be evaluated by exam, a portfolio, certificates and registrations, product, presentations, or exhibits. The advisor will award satisfactory (S) credit for the successful completion of a portfolio.
Students may receive up to 30 semester hours toward the 60 credits required for an associate’s degree and 60 semester hours of credit toward the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. The Office of Student Accounts will charge reduced tuition for prior learning credits.
Credits earned through the Prior Learning Program are excluded when determining eligibility for financial aid, full- or part-time status, Dean’s List, Academic Achievement List, and proof of U.S. residency (I-20 verification).
To request prior learning credits, you must be formally admitted to Madonna University and have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work at Madonna University.
The most recent Madonna University Undergraduate Catalog provides additional information regarding the Prior Learning Program and its various components. Also, you may contact the Office of Undergraduate Retention at 734-432-5417 or MUadvising@madonna.edu.