Get Credit For Your Experience

SouthArk grants credit by the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Review the procedures for getting started here, and complete the application here.  

SouthArk Grants Credit for the following:

What you have done

On the Job Training
Did you attend any training on the job? Can you document that? Bring us a copy and let’s see what we can do!

Did you serve in the armed forces? Did your training have anything to do with your major? Bring us a Joint Services Transcript and let us look at your information. Don’t know how to get your Joint Services transcript?

Joint Services Transcript Portal   

Joint Services Transcript Brochure    

Industry-Based Skills  

Skills that You Can't Document

Talk to your Student Advising Coaches. Maybe we can develop a portfolio to showcase your skills!

What you know

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Did you take the AP exam, score a 3, 4, or 5? You may be able to get credit.

Think you can take a test and prove you know the material? Talk to your Student Advising Coaches about the CLEP Test.

Challenging a Course
Think you can test out of a class? Talk to your Student Advising Coaches about Credit by Examination.