Chicago, IL

LearningCounts is an online portfolio assessment service from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) that offers colleges and universities an opportunity to scale up and modernize their Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) offerings. LearningCounts provides PLA support that includes student guidance to encourage participation, a huge network of trained faculty assessors and access to promotional tools to inform your community about the chance to earn college credit for their work and life experiences.


Colleges and universities who offer LearningCounts portfolio development courses to their students and become a featured network institution have access to:

  • CAEL’s portfolio development course for students
  • Secure single-sign on portal for courses and assessments
  • Trained faculty assessors who evaluate course match portfolios
  • Training for advisors to identify the best candidates for portfolio assessment
  • Training for marketing staff to reach adult students
  • Ongoing support to boost enrollment
  • Institution branded landing page and credit predictor tool
  • One CAEL Conference registration
  • Free CAEL Membership
  • Discount on CAEL Higher Education services
Expected Outcomes: 

Dramatically expanded PLA assessment opportunities for returning adult learners.

Economies of scale and avoidance of duplicated efforts among postsecondary institutions using PLA resources.

Scott A. Campbell
Vice President, Higher Education


55 E. Monroe St., Suite 2710
Chicago, IL 60603
United States