Can I visit the campus and talk to an admissions representative about transferring?
YES! We have staff dedicated to advising our incoming transfer students, you can walk in any time between the hours of 8-4:30, Monday-Friday at our office in Pleasant Hall, or you can call 225-578-1175 to schedule an appointment in advance.
When do I apply?
We encourage you to apply early! Please refer below to our application deadline schedule:
|*Applications received after deadlines will be assessed a $15 late fee|
What do I send?
We will need you to:
- Submit online transfer application with $40 fee, please refer to application deadlines in the chart above.
- Include your e-mail address on your application, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid will communicate with you regularly regarding your application. Remember to check this e-mail account regularly.
- Forward official transcripts from all colleges and universities ever attended to:
LSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid
1146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
What is the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree?
The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree Program was developed in 2009 to ensure that students completing the 60 hour AALT (Associate of Arts) or ASLT (Associate of Science) can transfer from any state community college to any of the state’s four year universities without losing credit. Graduates with the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree must still meet any program or college specific admission or degree requirements.
Please continue to visit this website over the next few months, as we will expand this site to include specific templates for majors, helpful links and our transfer tables.
If you are interested in transferring to LSU once you obtain your Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree, please contact:
Guadalupe M. Lamadrid
Associate Director of Admissions & Student Aid
When will I find out about my admission decision?
Applications are processed on a first come first served basis once all applicant materials & credentials are received. During non-peak times an admit decision can be made in as little as 1 week. We will keep you updated regarding the status of your application via email. We encourage you to apply early!
What happens next?
After you are admitted to LSU, you will receive an email with instructions on how to apply for housing and schedule orientation.
How will my coursework transfer to LSU?
If your institution is accredited, LSU will accept your coursework. Transfer coursework comes over in two ways:
- if we have an exact equivalent of the course, then we classify it as an exact equivalent to our course,
- if we do not have an exact equivalent then we load the coursework by level and title. Additionally, for all in-state 2 and 4 year institutions, LSU participates in the Articulation Matrix which is a crosswalk of how freshman and sophomore level courses transfer amongst the state. The Articulation Matrix can be found on the Board of Regents website at http://regents.la.gov/master-court-articulation-matrix-ay-2012-2013/.
How can I find out how specific courses transfer from my institution to LSU?
We are currently working to build a web based application of our transfer tables – eventually both domestic and international students will be able to see how their courses transfer to LSU. Please refer to our Tiger Transfer Tables for more information.
How will I know how many credits transfer to my degree & how many hours I will have left to graduate?
When your transcripts are sent to LSU, our office evaluates and posts your credit, when you come for our transfer orientation, you will meet with Senior College and faculty advisors who will review your coursework and determine the remaining hours needed for your degree. Counseling staff in the senior colleges at LSU have two tools that are used to guide you as your complete your major requirements at LSU: the computerized degree audit and The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS).
When you are admitted and your coursework is loaded, a computerized degree audit is produced that keeps track of the courses you have completed, courses in progress and courses left to complete. When you attend transfer orientation, your college counselor will go over this with you to give you a status of where you are in your degree. You will then meet regularly with your college counselor to go over this degree audit.
What is CATS?
The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to help you reach academic success at LSU and make sure that you are progressing toward graduation each semester. Each major has a RECOMMENDED PATH that is the optimal path for graduation in four years. CATS checks your progress each semester by tracking you on the CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS needed and gives you feedback when you are not meeting those requirements. First time freshmen will be tracked, beginning their first semester of enrollment at LSU, transfer students will be tracked beginning their second semester of full time enrollment at LSU. Learn more about CATS.
How do I register and get advised for classes?
Transfer students have priority registration according to the number of hours that they have completed at the point of transfer to LSU. You will need to contact your senior college in order to get advised prior to your being able to register. Otherwise, when you attend transfer orientation, you will have an opportunity to get advisement and register for classes.
Are there any transfer scholarships available?
You can access the latest scholarship information by visiting our scholarship website at http://www.lsu.edu/departments/scholarships/ScholarshipPrograms/SchlPrgms_TransferStudent/item14552.html.