Chatham University

Graduate Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Program

Degree–seeking Chatham University graduate students may earn a maximum of 6 credits through PLA and transfer courses. PLA credit may be awarded either through the development of a portfolio or by attaining a passing score on a challenge exam. All requests for PLA credit must be made in writing to the appropriate program director prior to matriculation into the Chatham University graduate program. Any PLA credit assessed will incur a fee in the amount of 50% of the graduate per–credit tuition rate. Students will be billed at the time that credit is awarded. The awarding of credit for prior learning occurs upon review of a successful portfolio or other appropriate means and does not coincide with the scheduled offering of a course. Some courses may be exempt from PLA credit. Please consult with each program director or the Coordinator of Prior Learning Assessment for a complete list.

For additional information, please contact:

Deborah S. Prise
Director of Prior Learning Assessment
Gateway Student Advisor

Chatham University
Coolidge Hall- Room 118
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-365-1444
Fax: 412-365-1502
dprise@chatham.edu