Prior Learning Assessment

Complete College Act 2010 mandates Tennessee’s public higher education institutions implement actions to increase number of Tennessean’s with a post secondary credential.

PLA is one means of crediting college credentials based on assessment of student’s prior learning.

What is PLA?
Term used to describe assessment of college level learning gained outside a traditional academic environment for college credit. PLA is the life line many adult learners need to complete, or jump start, a post secondary credential