Credit by Examination PTC offers assessment services for several categories of examinations in order for students to earn college credit. Information of exam and evaluation services is provided below, along with any forms students need to request these services. Credit will not be evaluated without the appropriate completed PLA Application.
Category I Exams - nationally recognized exams commonly accepted among colleges; also in this category are military credit evaluation, courses taken as a high school student through international baccalaureate programs, and credit earned through an institution or agency with an academic agreement.
Evaluation services for this category are provided at no additional cost. Simply have the institution or testing agency listed below send the official scores directly to the Office of the Registrar.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Pulaski Technical College does not administer CLEP exams but does accept some CLEP tests for credit.
Advanced Placement Program (AP)
DANTES Standardized Subject Tests (DSST)
DSSTs are available to military students to provide opportunity to earn college credit through examination. PTC recognizes the American Council for Education’s recommended scores for the accepted exams.
American Council on Education (ACE) for joint services transcript evaluation
Please contact VA representative for PTC, Brandi Hutsell, at firstname.lastname@example.org for military services.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Pulaski Technical College may award college credit for some IB courses. An official transcript must be mailed from the IB institution directly to the Office of the Registrar.
Memorandum of Understanding with Institution/Agency
Pulaski Technical College offers articulated credit for some programs at the following high schools:
Pulaski Tech accepts credits earned by law enforcement officers through the Criminal Justice Institute toward certificates and degrees in law enforcement and crime scene investigation.
Category II Exams - includes several opportunities for evaluation of
certifications or licenses that are awarded at the national or state level, as
well as some traditionally non-transferrable coursework from other institutions.
Some brief information is provided below. See the PLA Student Manual for more
Allied Health and Human Services
Information Technology and Business
The culinary arts have several levels of certifications offered by the American
Culinary Federation that may be evaluated to earn credit from the culinary
institute. The following certifications are accepted for evaluation:
Technical & Industrial Division
Category III – college-conducted challenge exams that are offered where no
acceptable nationally recognized options are available. At this time, there are
no challenge exams offered by PTC. However, faculty and staff are considering
The following is a list of
non-refundable prior learning assessment fees by
category of prior learning credit. Students should be aware that financial aid
awarded to a student’s account does not cover the cost of petitioning and
obtaining credit through PLA. All fees are an out-of-pocket expense to the
PLA Application Fee: $25
PLA Credit Hour Fee: 25% of current tuition
Category III Exams:
Paper- or computer- based challenge exam: $75
Practical challenge exam: $100
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