Adult Learning Initiatives was created to serve the special academic needs for adult and military students. Key initiatives include the Prior Learning Assessment Program and new professional and workplace academic program development. The Prior Learning Assessment Program is designed to expand the pathways to credit awards. Options include standardized assessments including CLEP, AP, IB and DSST examinations, American Council on Education transcript evaluation and credit by portfolio. Credit by portfolio requires completion of the Prior Learning Assessment Seminar (PLAS 2000) and successful evaluation by a faculty assessor.