Spring Invitational (SPIN)

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"I attended SPIN last spring. Coming from out of state, Atlanta, GA, it did require a little bit of commitment on my part because I had to miss school and travel to LSU, but I do not regret it in the least. It solidified for me that LSU was the place I wanted to go. I'm also grateful I had the opportunity to take test because I received several hours of credit. The breakout sessions were useful and my group's ambassadors were a lot of fun. I was able to meet people in business majors that I still see in class and around campus now. Spin was also the place where I met my roommate and suite mates for the first time! I'm am very glad that spin was an option for me and that I chose to attend." 

Morgan H.
Norcross, GA

Students with outstanding academic records are invited to participate in the prestigious LSU Spring Invitational program April 5 - 6, 2018

Throughout this program, a team of LSU students, faculty, and staff will be devoted to you.  You are one of the best students in LSU’s 2018 freshman class, and the efforts and resources of this entire LSU community will be at your service, ready to help you succeed and make the most of your college career.

The LSU Spring Invitational Program’s testing sessions, orientation programs, scheduling privileges, and social activities provide significant benefits. Earning advanced standing credit for college courses could significantly reduce your college costs.  You will find yourself in extraordinary company—the students invited to the program rank in the top 15 percent of the nation’s high school seniors.

Spring Invitational will serve as your orientation program.  If you attend this orientation program, you will not need to attend any of the freshman orientation programs scheduled in June and July.  At Spring Invitational you can expect to:

  • Attempt to earn college credit before you take a college course.
  • Learn about campus life, programs, and services.
  • Schedule your classes with first priority. You will have the privilege of scheduling fall and/or summer courses prior to the normal freshman registration period. This means you have the first choice for freshman fall courses at the time you want. To take advantage of priority scheduling, plan to remain on campus until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.
  • Receive personal and academic advice.
  • Learn about LSU’s academic opportunities.
  • Experience Tiger spirit and life as an LSU student.
  • Meet faculty and staff to learn about the numerous resources LSU has to offer.

Remember, space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

SPIN Invitation Requirements

The LSU Spring Invitational Program is limited to invited students only. Your official SAT, RSAT or ACT score(s) must be on file with the LSU Office of Enrollment Management. Participants must meet the qualifications listed below to receive an invitation. Invitation emails will be sent out after registration opens on November 27, 2017. Please do not attempt to register for the program until you receive an invitation via email.

Please Note: The SAT required score is calculated from a student’s combined Math and Verbal SAT scores on exams taken before March 2016. A combined score is sent for the SAT administered March 2016 and beyond (Revised SAT or RSAT).

Invitation Requirements:

ACT composite score of 28 or an SAT score of 1250 or an *RSAT score of 1310 or greater AND a 2.90 academic GPA

ACT composite score of 27 or an SAT score of 1210 or an *RSAT score of 1280 or greater AND a 3.2 academic GPA

*Revised SAT – SAT taken in March 2016 or beyond

The online reservation deadline is March 29, 2018.


Cost: TBD


Registration for all 2018 Orientation programs will open on November 27, 2017.

Note, you will need your PAWS Username and password to register for spring invitational through myLSU. You should have received your PAWS Username and Password when you applied for admission to the University. If you have trouble logging into the system, please contact Experience LSU for help.  

Admission to LSU

To participate in the Spring Invitational Program, you must be accepted for admission to LSU. Your online reservation form for the LSU Spring Invitational Program cannot be processed until you have been admitted by LSU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid.