UC Clermont

Prior Learning Assessment

The University of Cincinnati Clermont College allows students to earn college credit for knowledge that may have been obtained outside of the classroom through the process of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). There are several ways to pursue PLA:

  • Tests for College Credit:
    The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a series of examinations in introductory college subjects that allows individuals to earn college credit for learning that has occurred outside the classroom. CLEP tests are multiple choice, computer-based, national exams that are generally intended to test first-year knowledge. The University of Cincinnati has established minimum scores that must be achieved in order to receive college credit.

    DSST is a program that allows students the chance to gain course credit for prior learning by earning qualifying scores on their 30+ exams. DSST exams cover a variety of subjects, including business, humanities, math, physical science, social science and technology. (Please note: UC Testing Services does not administer the DSST Principles of Public Speaking Test.)

  • Portfolio Review:
    This process involves the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of learning acquired through formal and informal study. This may include work and life experience, training, military training, independent study, volunteering, travel, hobbies and family experiences.

    Prior Learning Assessment Packet 2018

  • For more information about UC Clermont College's Prior Learning Assessment process, please contact stackprc@ucmail.uc.edu.  

Contact Information

Phone: (513) 732-5219
E-mail: clctest@uc.edu

Hours and Location

The Testing Center is located in Peters-Jones Room 103.
We are open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with some evening options.