Prior Learning Assessment

Get College Credit for Your Life Experiences

Credit for What You Have Learned

Success for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a term used to describe the assessment of college level learning for credit that is gained outside a traditional academic environment.

Types of PLA available to students enrolled at Southwest

For more information contact the Career Studies Division at 901-333-4121 or view the Academic Policies and Procedures section in the Academic Catalog.