LSU Online offers over 65 online degrees, certificates, and MicroCred® programs that stack together to help advance your career. View All Programs for details.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Do you have professional certifications or military credit? You may be able to use your prior learning through “Prior Learning Assessment” to gain credits towards your degree. LSU Online offers credit for Amazon/AWS certifications, PMP, CFA, CPA, Certified Professional Constructors, and other certifications, as well as military training.

Another path is to start with an LSU MicroCred® and earn credit when transferred into an eligible degree or certificate program. Credit for prior learning is offered for programs at LSU A&M, LSU Alexandria and LSU Eunice.

Shorten the time it takes you to get your degree, and save money by utilizing the skills and knowledge that you can already prove!

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How It Works

How do you apply your prior learning for credit? It’s actually very simple: Call our Enrollment Concierges and they will walk you through the process. LSU Online also accepts transfer credits from other colleges and universities for up to 90 credits at the undergraduate level, which shortens the time it will take to complete your degree. Contact your Enrollment Concierge to get the process started at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu.

Here are popular examples of certifications where LSU Online provides credit:

  • Amazon Cloud Practitioner Certification
  • Amazon Solutions Architect Certification
  • Amazon Developer Certification
  • SysOps Administrator Certification
  • LSU Online Business Project Management MicroCred - View Program
  • LSU Online Business Project Management with Agile MicroCred - View Program
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • LSU Online DevOps: Cloud Platform MicroCred – View Program
  • LSU Online DevOps: Container Integration MicroCred – View Program
  • LSU Online DevOps: Continuous Deployment MicroCred – View Program
  • J.D.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Professional Constructor
  • Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • A wide range of military credentials; please contact your Enrollment Concierge at 833-280-5634

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 of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Focused Master of Business Administration - Learn More
  • 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.