Prior Learning Assessment Course Description Database
(for Individualized PLA Courses)

You can earn credit for the college-level knowledge you have acquired outside a college classroom, whether from work, military, or other experience. Thomas Edison State College may award credit in subject areas where Thomas Edison State College offers similar or equivalent courses. Over 4,000 Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) courses are in our database, listed by subject area. Use the search box or the list of keywords below to find the course descriptions that best match your prior learning. Courses Listings are subject to change.

 

Search the course descriptions by entering your word or phrase below:

If the portfolio you plan to complete as a PLA does not appear in the Prior Learning Assessment Course Description Database, you have the option of finding a PLA course description from the catalog of another regionally-accredited college or university. The description from the college or university's catalog should be no more than two years old.

 

Prior Learning Assessment Course Subject Areas

 

If you can articulate and provide evidence to document your prior learning, our Portfolio Assessment program may be a good option for you to earn college credit. If you do not see the course(s) you are interested in listed or for more information about the PLA program visit our website or email plaweb@tesc.edu.

For more information and assistance in deciding your next steps, contact plaweb@tesc.edu.