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Admission Requirements

In-State Admissions Criteria

All in-state students must:

  • Have completed or be on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum.
  • Have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Meet both of the following ACT/SAT sub-score requirements:
    • ACT English sub-score greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Writing and Language 25)
    • ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 500)
  • Cumulative CORE GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) OR an ACT composite score of at least a 20 (SAT score of 1020)

Note: If the Math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within three points (Starting Summer Term 2018) of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within three points (Starting Summer Term 2018) of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.

Out-of-State and Home-school Admissions Criteria

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (or SAT equivalents).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (or SAT equivalents.)

Note: If the Math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within three points (Starting Summer Term 2018) of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within three points (Starting Summer Term 2018) of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.

First-Time Freshman Age 25 and Older

  • A first-time freshman who is 25 years of age or older is not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for First-Time Freshmen.
  • However, he or she must meet the standardized test score requirements listed in the above sections regarding traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER. Must pass Both ACCUPLACERS, English and Elementary Algebra. Must have taken the ACT or SAT at least once. 
  • Students must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office.

If you have any questions regarding your Admission Requirements, please don't hesitate to contact the LSU Shreveport Admissions Office at admissions@lsus.edu or (318) 797-5061.

 

Step 1: Apply Online

Apply to LSU using either the LSU Application or the Common Application.

  • Be sure to only complete one application.
  • Both applications require a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Application fee waivers are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Start LSU Application Start Common Application

Freshman Applicants

Apply as a freshman if you’re currently enrolled in high school or if you’ve graduated from high school and have not enrolled in a college or university.

Common App

If applying through The Common Application, search “LSU” or “Louisiana State University.” The Common Application is only available for freshman applicants.

Step 2: Submit Test Scores

Have your official standardized test scores sent to LSU electronically from ACT or SAT using our college code.

ACT code: 1590
SAT code: 6373

Step 3: Send Transcripts

Submit a transcript from all high schools you’ve attended.

Louisiana Students

LSU can access in-state transcripts electronically through the Louisiana Department of Education. If a paper transcript is needed, you will be contacted directly.

Non-Louisiana Students

Ask your high school counselor to send your transcript through Parchment Express (Naviance) or to mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to the address below.

LSU Undergraduate Admissions
Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Step 4: Send Early Credit

AP & CLEP Credit

Send through the College Board using code 6373.

IB Credit

Send through the testing agency.

Dual Enrollment Credit

Request the Registrar (from all schools where you’ve taken dual enrollment courses) to send your transcript through eSCRIP-SAFE (using the email admissions@lsu.edu) or to mail it in a sealed envelope to the address below.

View more info on Early Credit.

LSU Undergraduate Admissions
Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Helpful Hints

  • Be sure the email address you use to create your application is active, and check it often, including the spam folder.
  • Look out for your myLSU login and password soon after applying. The myLSU portal is where you can get up-to-the-minute updates on your application status, transcripts, test scores, and much more.
  • Make sure your senior class schedule on your application is accurate. This schedule is critical in determining your admission to LSU.
  • Contact your LSU admissions counselor if you have any questions about the application process.