Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Earn College Credit for What You Know
Tennessee State University (TSU) serves a diverse community of learners, many of whom bring a wealth of previous learning through life experiences including work, training, and independent study to their studies. In recognition of Prior Learning, TSU offers the possibility of formally granting credit for prior learning from life experiences. Credit granted for demonstrated prior learning may be applied toward the fulfillment of selected TSU degree programs.
Credit by Exam
Each department determines for which of its courses credit by examination is appropriate. Each department also determines if it will accept credit by examination for its majors. Because of content, performance or other requirements, not all courses readily lend themselves to the credit by examination process. A student who wishes to earn credit by examination begins the process through discussion with his/her department head. The department head will provide written instructions on the credit by examination process for both standard and locally generated examinations.
CAEL Virtual Prior Learning Assessment Center