Prior Learning Assessment for Foreign Language

Prior Learning Assessment for Foreign Language

Workforce Training

Liberty University awards credit for the following training programs that have received college-credit recommendations from the American Council on Education.

  • Berlitz International, Inc.
  • Graduate School
  • National Cryptologic School

*Students need to have official transcript submitted by their Language Institute or ACE.


CLEP offers exams for French, German and Spanish. Please review the minimum required score for this exam.  Exams are offered through approved testing centers all over the United States.

New York University Language Proficiency Exam

NYU offers more than 50 proficiency tests.  Contact NYU to find out if there is a testing center in your area or find a qualified test proctor in your area. Upon completion of the proficiency exam, request an official NYU transcript to be sent to Liberty University Online Processing.  Up to 12 credits may be awarded.

ACTFL Proficiency Exam

ACTFL offers over 60 oral proficiency interviews through Language Testing International (LTI).  The American Council on Education has reviewed the exams and determined the appropriate credit awards based on the OPI scores.  For more information about testing through LTI, please call 800-486-8444.  Upon completion of the OPI, please have ACE transcript records sent to Liberty University Online Processing.


Prior Learning Assessment is only applicable to undergraduate degree programs. Before applying for PLA, please be aware that it is viewed only as transfer credit and will not be accepted as credit taken through Liberty University. It is not applicable to graduate degree programs. Names of corporations, companies, and businesses identified herein are not intended to imply sponsorship or endorsement of, or affiliation with Liberty University. Credit recommendations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework are subject to institutional standards, policies, and requirements for Prior Learning Assessment credit determinations and awards. The determination of credit equivalency and its application to program requirements is both institution and program specific. A student cannot earn more than 30 credits through PLA with the exception for credit that has been approved through the Academic Council. Due to individual programmatic policies and requirements, this Guide makes no guarantees as to the credit determinations for training, licenses, certificates, or diploma coursework listed herein. The final determination of which, if any, Prior Learning Assessment credits that are applied depends on academic policies of Liberty University. Any discussions with admissions consultants, new enrollment specialists, advisers, portfolio coordinators or other members of staff or faculty concerning possible application of such credits are only estimates and not binding on the institution. The awarding of credits and the determination of applicability of those credits to degree completion requirements can only be made after official review by a Prior Learning Assessor.