Earn graduate credit for work and life experience

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Save Time and Money

Lasell University, in partnership with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), are streamlining your existing real-world experiences into quantifiable academic credits. Eligible students have the ability to take Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) course. PLA courses require students to create portfolios that demonstrate prior learning through a self-paced, online learning platform. An approved PLA course can take the place of a required course for their program of study.

Learning Assessment

Types of learning that are applicable for assessment include:

  • Existing work experience
  • Employer training programs
  • Military service
  • Open online classrooms courses (MOOC, Coursea, edX, etc)

Cost Savings

Tuition for a traditional Lasell University graduate course is $1,800. A students first PLA-eligible course can be completed for $650, and $450 for subsequent PLA course.

The credits you earn can be directly applied to your degree.

PLA Available Courses:

MGMT 714 - Principles of Project Management
MGMT 745 - Strategic Marketing
MGMT 752 - Change Management

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