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Prior Learning Assessment

LSU Online believes in helping our learners achieve their goals in a quick and affordable manner. Our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program is designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate learning done outside of the college classroom to potentially earn college credit. By taking advantage of this program, you can save both time and money as there will be less coursework for you to complete.


How It Works

Students entering LSU Online maybe be awarded college credit for career-related learning, professional development or other learning experiences at the discretion of the department. During the application process please notify your Enrollment Concierge if any of these apply, and they will guide you through the evaluation process.

Eligible Programs

  • Master of Science in Construction Management - Learn More
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management - Learn More
  • Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Human Resource Development - Learn More
  • Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Mass Communication - Political Communication
  • Bachelor’s in Mass Communication - Public Relations

Questions On How To Proceed?

Please contact one of our Enrollment Concierge Team members at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu.