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In July 2013 the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) Launched the PLA with Purpose initiative, which tasks Ohio colleges and universities with making Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) options more accessible to students. OBR understands that many students come to college with previously acquired knowledge that can be demonstrated through various PLA options, helping a student save time and money. At Franklin University we are well ahead of most schools in Ohio, relative to our infrastructure to award college credit for prior learning and through the diversity of our PLA options. Recognizing the importance of this initiative, next steps include enhancing our marketing efforts to articulate these options to prospective and current students. Over the past year we have worked to create unique marketing channels and elicit faculty support for PLA offerings at the University. Our poster provides a snapshot of materials created and the overall benefits of PLA at Franklin University.

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Student Learning Center - Save Time and Money: While Increasing Graduation Rates with Prior Learning Assessments