LSU Continuing Education


Distance Learning Programs

Providing access to college credit courses to students at a distance has been part of LSU's mission since 1924. These distance programs offer a variety of credit and non-credit courses that will provide you with an excellent learning experience. Whether you want to advance your career through a certificate program, improve your personal or professional skills, or earn college credit from anywhere at your own pace, LSU has a distance program that is right for you. LSU DL offers courses in 31 academic subjects, including many that meet general education requirements.

Admission to LSU is not required for enrollment in LSU Continuing Education college credit courses. If you are a currently admitted student in the LSU System, you must have permission from your college before enrolling in any of the courses.


Online Distance Learning offers online college courses through the Moodle course management system. All course activities and instructor contact are done in your Moodle course site. Courses are self-paced, and you can enroll at any time.

Independent & Distance Learning offers college credit courses in web-enabled and print-based formats. Courses are self-paced, and you may enroll at any time. IDL also offers a number of non-credit college-preparatory courses.

Additional Resources for Distance Learners
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