Inventory of Existing PLA Activities On Campus

(UPDATED 12.9.16)

  • Transfer and study abroad credits (which can be considered a “traditional” form of prior learning assessment). 
  • Evaluated non college programs such as military credit (JST and ACE), international / WES credits, foreign language waiver for high school language experience (there may be college / school limitations with some of these due to accreditation or other issues).
  • Nationally recognized exams such as CLEP,  AP / IB, TOEFL.
  • Challenge or placement tests such as ALEKS math, CSC 101, COM 100, or music theory (though none of these earn credit they just place students in the appropriate course).
  • Foreign language assessments not currently covered by CLEP (currently this is only offered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the department or instructor).
  • VTP Department portfolio and occupational competency exams.
  • Prerequisite deviations (students register w/instructor’s permission) and GenEd requirements waived based on SUNY transfer credits.
  • Music Department interviews / auditions.
  • Art Department portfolio reviews.
  • Piano Proficiency - used for Music majors to waive MUS231.
  • Math proficiency code created in 2011 (may be a pre-cursor to the ALEKS scores that are currently used).
  • Admission and Registrar GEOK codes for students who come in with the SUNY GER previously met.  This means that even if they haven't exactly met all of Oswego's particular GenEd requirements, if they enter Oswego (Fall 2013 and later) with the SUNY GER met, they have no more GenEd to take. 
  •  LINT codes for International students with the appropriate documentation which essentially waives their foreign language. They must then make up GenEd credit (just like someone meeting this requirement in high school) with a 200-level or higher GenEd elective.
  • Oral Proficiency Inventory (OPI) for Adolescent Education Modern Language majors.  This, however, doesn't waive them out of anything, but is a requirement for graduation.  All students in these majors must prove themselves orally proficient in the language they are studying. This usually happens just before they do their student teaching.