Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) encompasses a process by which students can earn college credit for college-level learning from work and life experience gained outside the traditional classroom setting.

Below you will find links to information about all the avenues by which UMA accepts credit for prior learning.  If you feel that you are a candidate for Prior Learning, you are encouraged to speak an advisor or the contacts listed below.

Contact Information

Laurie Ficker, Assistant Director of Advising & Prior Learning Assessment
Toll-free: 1 (877) UMA-1234 ext. 3241 or (207) 621-3241
137 Richard Randall Student Center
70 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

Credit by Examination:

Augusta: Eric Allain, Toll-free: 1(877) UMA-1234 ext. 3392 or (207) 621-3392;

Portfolio Review:

Augusta/Bangor: Haley Brown, Toll-free: 1(877) UMA-1234 ext. 3130 or (207) 621-3130;

External Training:

Beth Vigue, Toll-free: 1(877) UMA-1234 ext. 3291 or (207) 621-3291;

Learn about UMA’s Transfer policies here.