Prior Learning Assessment

Dyersburg State Community College will award up to 30 semester hours of credit to eligible students through the following additional means of earning credit which is known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). PLA is a term used to describe assessment of college level learning gained outside of a traditional academic environment for college credit. Please contact the Office of Records for more information.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

DSCC participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Students who have been admitted or are enrolled at DSCC may receive credit on the basis of the examination conducted by CEEB. To be eligible for credit, official scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement Test must be submitted to the Office of Records. AP credit that is listed on an official academic transcript from another regionally-accredited institution will be honored.

AP examination

AP Score

SCH

DSCC Equivalent Courses

Art History

3,4,5

3 SCH

ART 2000 Art History Survey I

Biology

3

4 SCH 

BIOL 1110 General Biology II

4

8 SCH

BIOL 1110 General Biology I & BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Calculus AB

3 SCH 

MATH 1830 Applied Calculus 

4,5

3 SCH

MATH 1830 Applied Calculus or MATH 1910 Calculus I

Calculus BC

3

3 SCH

MATH 1910 Calculus I & MATH 1920 Calculus II

Chemistry

4 SCH 

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 

4

8 SCH

CHEM 1110  General Chemistry II & CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II

Macroeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2100 Principles of  Macroeconomics

Microeconomics

3,4,5

3 SCH

ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics

English Language

3 SCH 

ENGL 1010 Composition I 

4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 1010 Composition I & ENGL 1020 Composition II

English Literature

3,4,5

6 SCH

ENGL 2210 Early British Literature & ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature

French Language & Culture

3

6 SCH  

FREN 1010 Beginning French I & FREN 1020 Beginning French II  

German Language & Culture

3

6 SCH  

GERM 1010 Beginning German I & GERM 1020 Beginning German II 

Music Theory

3,4,5

3 SCH

MUS 1057 Music Theory I

Physics B

3

4 SCH 

PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Physics I

4

8 SCH

PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Physics  I & PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Physics II 

Physics C

3

4 SCH 

Pt. 1 PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I 

3

4 SCH

Pt. 2 PHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II

Psychology

3,4,5

3 SCH

PSYC 1030 Introduction to Psychology

Spanish Language  

3

6 SCH  

SPAN 1010 Beginning Spanish I & SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish 2 

4

9 SCH

SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020, & SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I 

5

12 SCH

SPAN 1010, SPAN 1020, SPAN 2010, & SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II

Statistics

3,4,5

3 SCH

MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics

U.S. History

3,4,5

6 SCH

HIST 2010 Early United States History & HIST 2020 Modern United States History

U.S. Government & Politics

3,4,5

3 SCH

POLS 1030 American Government

World History

3,4,5

6 SCH

HIST 2310 Early World History & HIST 2320 Modern World History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armed Services Credit

DSCC grants credit for appropriate educational experiences in the armed services in accordance with the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Veterans should submit a copy of his or her DD214 to the Office of Admissions and request an official Joint Services Transcript from https://jst.doded.mil/official.html.                                                                                        

Students who plan to receive educational benefits through the Veterans Administration must provide documentation concerning all prior learning, including, but not limited to, transcripts from all regionally-accredited colleges and universities in addition to the copy of the DD214 and Joint Services Transcript.

Credit may also be awarded for other types of prior learning. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Office of Records about any prior learning and to see that official documents are submitted to that office. Please note that “official” transcripts and test scores are those sent directly to the Office of Records from the issuing institution or agency.

Those service members requesting Advanced Pay must see that all required documents are submitted to the Office of Records and the Veterans Affairs Counselor at least six weeks prior to the deadline for requesting Advanced Pay.

Educational benefits through the Veterans Affairs may not be paid until the service member desiring to attend DSCC has met all admission requirements and has been admitted to a degree-seeking or approved certificate program. For more information about receiving credit for prior learning, contact the Office of Records or the Veterans Affairs Counselor.

College Level Examination Program

A student may earn credit for college course material through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) according to the following criteria:

  1. Credit will be given for acceptable scores in Subject Examinations only.
  2. Credit will not be given for scores in CLEP General Examinations.
  3. The English Composition CLEP examination must include a written essay for credit to be awarded.

To receive credit for a CLEP examination, a student must attain a score of at least 50 as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). Official test scores from Educational Testing Service or CLEP credit posted on an official academic transcript from another regionally-accredited institution must be submitted to the Office of Records before credit can be awarded. CLEP examinations may be taken on the Dyersburg Campus by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call the Distance Education Office at 731-286-3292.