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.
Please refer to the following link for LSU’s list of general education courses. You can cross reference this list with the LA Transfer Degree general education list found in the Advisor’s Guide.
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
LA TRANSFER FAQ:
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Click here for a comprehensive review of the Louisiana Transfer Degree including basic information that would be helpful to both college advisor's and students who are interested in the LT.
TO DO LIST FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE LOUISIANA TRANSFER DEGREE:
1) If you are interested in obtaining your Associates Degree through the Louisiana Transfer program, you need to contact the designated LT advisor at your community college to go over the degree requirements for your major.
2) Once you make your decision regarding which 4-year institution you plan to transfer to, it is crucial that you familiarize yourself with the admissions and advising processes. Each 4-yr institution has this information listed on their transfer website.
3) Get in touch with the Louisiana Transfer Degree contact person at the institution you plan to transfer to, with any questions you may have regarding the admissions, advising and orientation processes.
4) If you are interested in transferring to LSU, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible during the semester you plan to graduate from your home community college.
Recommended application timeline for students interested in the LA TRANSFER DEGREE:
Start at LSU
|Apply by the following date|
5) Once you submit the application for admission, you will need to send an official transcript of all transfer coursework completed and currently in progress so that we can evaluate your file.
6) If you meet our transfer admission requirements, (2.5 gpa) we will admit you provisionally, pending completion of your courses in progress and graduation with your Associate of Arts/LA TRANSFER or Associate of Science/LA TRANSFER.
7) Once you graduate with your Louisiana Transfer Associates Degree, you will need to send a final official transcript from your home community college listing your degree and final grades.
8) The LSU Orientation office will then contact you with information on how to register for our Transfer Student Orientation sessions.
How to tell if my courses 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 Statewide Transfer Course Guide which is a crosswalk of how freshman and sophomore level courses transfer amongst the state. The Statewide Transfer Course Guide can be accessed on the Board of Regents website at http://regents.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=479
Please access our Tiger Transfer Tables to see how your courses transfer from your present institution to LSU.
Transfer Credits Applied Towards Degrees & Determining Hours Needed 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).
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.
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.