HBCUs and Prior Learning Assessments
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HBCUs and Prior Learning Assessments

A Resource from WICHE, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Posted: Oct. 15, 2020
Author(s): Amy D. Goldstein
Organization(s): WICHE, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

This brief explores the ways in which HBCUs acknowledge and award postsecondary credit to students for college-level learning that took place outside of the institution as a way to improve student outcomes. Thurgood Marshall College Fund undertook research that reviewed information publicly available regarding PLA policies and information on HBCU websites and engaged in a more in-depth case study analysis of four targeted HBCUs, each of which represents a distinct type of institution. This brief concludes with recommendations for policy and practice with regard to HBCUs and other institutions facing similar resource constraints.

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