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Prior Learning Assessment Policy

The Wright State University Faculty Senate adopted a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) policy in August 2015 that recognizes that students may acquire knowledge equivalent to that obtained through completion of courses through their professional experience or other methods of instruction. 

Prior knowledge may be demonstrated in three ways:

  1. Faculty-administered exams
  2. Faculty-administered portfolios

Discuss these options with your advisor.

Prior Learning Assessment Registration Form (PDF)


Faculty-Administered Exams and Portfolios

The other two PLA options are:

  1. examinations administered internally by Wright State faculty and
  2. portfolio assessment administered by Wright State faculty.

Either of these options is initiated by completing the  Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) form (PDF). The cost for the options is a non-refundable fee of $150. These items must be submitted prior to taking the exam or submitting the portfolio. The PLA must be completed in the same semester in which the fee and PLA form are submitted. Students are able to submit PLA up to two times. There is a $75, non-refundable fee for submitting the second PLA for the same course.  

Below is the list of PLA options at Wright State. The tables are organized by college. Students must demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes for the Wright State course listed by either exam or portfolio. The contact person, campus address, and campus telephone number are listed for each course. The tables (DOCX) below displaying Wright State courses that are eligible for prior learning assessment may be downloaded. The tables will be updated annually in July. Changes may occur during the academic year. 

Please contact Tammy Kahrig if there are changes to this table or if you have any questions about the policy.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) By College

 

College of Engineering and Computer Science—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course 

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

CS 1150: Intro to
Computer Science

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 1160: Intro to
Computer Programming

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 1180: Computer Science I

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 1181: Computer Science II

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 2160: Visual Basic Programming

3

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 2200: Discrete Structures and their Algorithms

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 2800: Web Development I

3

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 3100: Data Structures & Algorithms

3

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CS 3700: Intro to Oracle/SQL Databases

3

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CEG 2170: Intro to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CEG 2350: Operating System Concepts and Usage

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CEG 2400: Intro to PC Networking

3

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

CEG 3310: Computer Organization

4

Exam

C

Karen Meyer
303 Russ Engineering
937-775-5131

EGR 1010: Intro Mathematics for Engineering Apps
Submit your PLA form by the end of the fourth week of the semester 

4

Exam

C

Heather Casto
209 Russ Engineering
937-775-5040

EGR 3350: Technical Communications for Engineers and Scientists

3

Portfolio

C

Heather Casto
209 Russ Engineering
937-775-5040

EE 2000: Digital Design with HDL

4

Exam

C

Dr. Travis Doom
405F Russ Engineering
937-775-5105

EE 2010: Circuit Analysis I

4

Exam

C

Dr. Travis Doom
405F Russ Engineering
937-775-5105

EE 3210: Linear Systems I

4

Exam

C

Dr. Travis Doom
405F Russ Engineering
937-775-5105

ISE 2211: Statistics for Engineers

3

Exam

C

Jen Walsh/Sherry Cwiakala
207 Russ Engineering
937-775-5044

ME 1020: Engineering Programming with Matlab

3

Exam

C

Heather Casto
209 Russ Engineering
937-775-5040

ME 1040: Engineering Design and Solid Modeling
Submit your PLA form by the end of the fourth week of the semester

4

Exam

C

Heather Casto
209 Russ Engineering
937-775-5040

 

College of Liberal Arts—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course  

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

ENG 1100: Academic Writing and Reading

3

Portfolio

C

Jennifer Sheets
470 Millett
937-775-3136

ENG 2100: Research Writing and Argumentation

3

Portfolio

C

Jennifer Sheets 
470 Millett 
937-775-3136

ENG 3000: Business Writing

3

Portfolio

C

Jennifer Sheets 
470 Millett 
937-775-3136

ENG 3610: Technical Writing

3

Portfolio

C

Jennifer Sheets 
470 Millett 
937-775-3136

URS 6950: Master of Public Administration (MPA) Internship

3

Portfolio

C

Dr. Daniel Warshawsky 
daniel.warshawsky@wright.edu 

Languages

 

 

 

 

ARA 1010-2020: Arabic

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

CHI 1010-2020: Chinese

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

FR 1010-2020: French

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

GER 1010-2020: German

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

GR 1010-2020: Greek

3–12

Exam

C

Rebecca Edwards or
Dr. Ava Chamberlain
370 Millett
937-775-2274

ITA 1010-2020: Italian

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

JPN 1010-2020: Japanese

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

LAT 1010-2020: Latin

3–12

Exam

C

Rebecca Edwards or
Dr. Ava Chamberlain
370 Millett 
937-775-2274

PHL 3000: Critical Thinking

3

Exam

C

Siobhan Semmett or
Dr. Ava Chamberlain
370 Millett
937-775-2274

RUS 1010-2020: Russian

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

SP 1010-2020: Spanish

3–12

Exam

C

Stevie Woolf
225 Millett
937-775-2641

 

College of Health, Education, and Human Services—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course  

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

ASL 1010-2020: American Sign Language 3-12 Exam C Barbara Dunaway
108T Allyn
937-775-4166

HLT 3400: Concepts of Pharmacology

3

NLN Exam proctored at Wright State

75 percent

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 4810: Nursing Care in Genomics Era

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 4830: Holistic Nursing Practices Using Complementary and Alternative Therapies

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 4850: Collaborating for Improving Patient Health Outcomes

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 4860: Policy and Politics: Leading and Managing Health Care

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 4870: Advancing Communities Towards Healthy Outcomes

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 7002: Information Technology in Health Care

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

NUR 7005: Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice

3

Portfolio

C

Theresa Haghnazarian
174 University Hall
937-775-2592

OL 4025: Community-Based Internship 3 Portfolio C Dr. Mindy McNutt
461 Allyn
937-775-2447
KNH 2500: Basic Anatomy and Physiology    Portfolio C Dr. Drew Pringle or 
Dr. Beth Hersman
Nutter Center 316
937-775-3223
KNH 2600: First Aid   Portfolio C Dr. Drew Pringle or 
Dr. Beth Hersman
Nutter Center 316
937-775-3223
SAA 7650: Internship in Student Affairs I 1-3   C Dr. Mindy McNutt
461 Allyn
937-775-2447
SAA 7670: Internship in Student Affairs II 1-3 PortfolioPortfolio C Dr. Mindy McNutt
461 Allyn
937-775-2447

 

College of Science and Math—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course  

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

ANT 2100/L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Exam

C

Ms. Bridgett Severt, 937-775-2126
Dr. Nick Ritucci, 937-775-4238
105 White Hall

ANT 2120/L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Exam

C

Ms. Bridgett Severt, 937-775-2126
Dr. Nick Ritucci, 937-775-4238
105 White Hall

ANT 3100/L: Human Structure and Function I

4

Exam

C

Ms. Bridgett Severt, 937-775-2126
Dr. Nick Ritucci, 937-775-4238
105 White Hall

ANT 3120/L: Human Structure and Function II

4

Exam

C

Ms. Bridgett Severt, 937-775-2126
Dr. Nick Ritucci, 937-775-4238
105 White Hall

MTH 2240: Applied Calculus

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2280: Business Calculus

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2300: Calculus I

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2310: Calculus II

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2320: Calculus III

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2330: Differential Equations

3

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2350: Differential Equations with Matrix Algebra

4

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.

937-775-2785

MTH 2530: Elementary Linear Algebra

3

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 2570: Discrete Mathematics

3

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 3320: Complex Variables

3

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
937-775-2785

MTH 3330: Partial Differential Equations

3

Exam

C

Abby Sharp
120 Mathematical and Microbiological Sciences Bldg.
 937-775-2785

 

Lake Campus—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course  

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

IT 1300: Illustration

3

Portfolio

C

Teresa Richter
230R Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0395
IT 2010: Photoshop

3

Portfolio

C Teresa Richter
230R Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0395
IT 2400: Employment Portfolio Development 2 Portfolio C Teresa Richter
230R Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0395
LE 1000: Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Exam C Mark Ernst
240 Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0319
LE 1000: Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Portfolio C Mark Ernst
240 Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0319
CRT 2030: Introduction to Probation & Parole 3 Exam C Mark Ernst
240 Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0319
LE 1100-1150: Police Academy 1–6 18 Portfolio C Mark Ernst
240 Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0319
LE 2990: Law Enforcement Internship 3 Portfolio C Mark Ernst
240 Dwyer Hall
Lake Campus
419-586-0319

 

Raj Soin College of Business—Prior Learning Assessment Options

Wright State Course  

Credit Hours

PLA Method

Minimum Score

 Contact Person

FIN 2050: Personal Financial Decision Making 3 Exam C Finance and Financial Services
296 Rike Hall
937-775-3175
MGT 3210: Human Resources Management 3 Portfolio Proof of Passing the HR Professional Certification Dr. David Bright,
Chair, Management
250 Rike
937-775-2291
MGT 3210: Human Resources Management 3

Exam

Pass internal placement exam Dr. David Bright, 
Chair, Management
250 Rike 
937-775-2291