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 Admissions and Records for more information.

For more information, see Prior Learning Assessment Credit.

Additional Means of Earning Credit

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Armed Services Credit
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
  • Credit for English Composition
  • Credit by Department Examination
  • Course Credit for Industry Certification
  • Credit for Industry Examinations and Certifications for Engineering Systems Technology
  • Dual Credit
  • Credit for Tennessee Law Enforcement/Correction Academy
  • Credit for Tennessee College of Applied Technology
  • International Baccalaureate Examinations