Save time and money toward college completion with any of our prior learning exams! Many higher education institutions, including PHSC, award college credit based on scores from Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) exams meeting requirements set by institutional policy. 

  1. CLEP exams offered through the College Board assess prior learning knowledge in 33 subject areas.
  2. DSST from Prometric offers several upper- and lower-level exams in a variety of subjects.
  3. UExcel exams from Excelsior College are administered through Pearson VUE and offer credit-by-exam testing in business, IT, education, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and history. 


Some exams must be initially scheduled through vendor websites: CLEP, DSST, Pearson VUE, GED, NHA, MSSC, and UExcel.