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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

  • Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • MS Civil Engineering
  • MS Environmental Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • MS Kinesiology with a Specialization in Sports Management
  • MS in Leadership and Human Resource Development
  • Master of Business Administration

Questions On How To Proceed?

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