Prior Learning Assessments

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Prior Learning Assessment

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home recognizes students may have gained college-level knowledge through learning outside the university. ASUMH recognizes three types of internal Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) on its campus: Custom Course Challenge Exam, Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio, and Industry Certification and Licensures. Each assessment must be completed before the student's last semester on campus. Each assessment will have a non-refundable and non-financial aid eligible fee which is found in the list of ASUMH Tuition and Fees

Custom Course Challenge Exam -  This assessment allows current applied technical education students to earn credit for certain classes by challenging a course's final exam. The exam will only be offered once. This exam will not be offered for a course with a comparable CLEP exam and the student must score at least an 80% to apply credit to their program of study. The instructions for this are found on the Prior Learning Assessment Form.  

Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio - This portfolio is developed through the guidance of a faculty member to determine if the student's previous career or life experiences are equitable for ASUMH course credit. To obtain this credit the student must follow the steps on the Prior Learning Assessment Form

Industry Certification and Licensures -  There are many certifications and licensures a student can gain prior to attending ASUMH that can equate to ASUMH credit. A student must work with an ASUMH faculty member in that field to determine if the certificate or licensure is equivalent to a course credit. The instructions for this are found on the Prior Learning Assessment Form

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BIOL 1013 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology for Non-Healthcare Majors
  BIOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
CIS 1053 Computer Essentials
COMM 1203 Oral Communication
ENG 1003 Composition I
ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
Admission acceptance status made at application due date is contingent on final grades.
Important Disclosures about the Program and the Funeral Service Industry
I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
I understand that all Funeral Science Education curriculum course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
I understand that I must maintain a 2.5 GPA and will only be allowed to retake courses from which I withdrew or failed in the first semester upon admission to the program.
I understand that I am responsible for any costs associated with the program including field trips and Training Camp.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know the licensing requirements for any state in which I intend to practice.
I understand that students who have previously been convicted of a crime may be restricted from certain clinical facilities and may be ineligible for some state licenses.
I understand that students who have a physical disability should contact the state in which he/she plans to seek licensure to determine if the disability will affect licensure.
I understand that a current driver’s license is required prior to enrolling in a clinical or practicum course.
I have read and understand the program dismissal policies contained within the Funeral Science Student Handbook.

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