Atlanta Metropolitan State College


Adult Learners


Featured Program - Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a process through which students

(1) Identify areas of relevant learning from their past experiences,
(2) Demonstrate that learning through testing, portfolio assessment, and credit recommendation from nationally recognized organizations, and
(3) Receive academic credit based on acceptable evaluation.

Learn more by reviewing the following information. Click on the"Discover Your Goal"
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Atlanta Metropolitan State College faculty are invested in the timely progression and graduation of adult learners. Faculty representatives from each of the four Divisions – Science, Math, and Health Professions (SMHP), Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA), Business and Computer Science (BCS), and Social Science (SS) - are certified PLA Counselors, having successfully completed PLA: A Guide for Faculty course offered by Kennesaw State University and sponsored by the Adult Learning Consortium.

In addition, three of our faculty members are certified Prior Learning Assessors, and have earned a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment offered by De Paul University in conjunction with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Contact the PLA Counselor in your division and they will be happy to guide you through the Prior Learning Assessment process at AMSC.

1. Dr. Babs Onabanjo (BCS) (Master Counselor)
2. Dr. Vance Gray (SS)
3. Dr. Harry Akoh (SS)
4. Dr. Robert Wilkes (SS)
5. Ms. Gyuheui Choi (SMHP) (Master Counselor)
6. Dr. Mulugeta Markos (SMHP)
7. Dr. Vasanta Chivukula (SMHP)
8. Dr. Candice Flowe (SMHP)
9. Dr. Kokila Ravi (AA) (Master Counselor)
10. Dr. Christian Kim (HFA)


pla handbook-Printable Version
-Web Version

PLA Docs

PLA Documentation Course
Application for PLA Credit


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College Catalog
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D2LAdult Learner Video - D2L Tutorial

Adult Learner Video - Welcome to AMSC


For more information, kindly contact:

Dr. Kokila Ravi
PLA Director and Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs
L-215  Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: 678-623-1269 | Fax: 404-756-4685

Gyuheui Choi
PLA Assistant Director and Assoicate Professor of Mathematics
Phone: 404-756-4739

Sharon R. Duhart
Interim Director for the Center for First-Year Experience & Academic Advising
Program Director for the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) & Instructor
Phone: 404-756-4784 | Fax: 404-756-5613