NEXT STEPS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You have earned the opportunity to study at one of the most highly regarded universities in the world. We are confident that our elite community of scholars will benefit from the contributions of your many talents, and we are excited to welcome you to LSU!

To secure your place at LSU and successfully transition to campus, please complete the checklist of items below, and let your Admissions Counselor know if you have any questions.

 

ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHECKLIST

Once you've made LSU your choice, accept your offer of admission, and submit your required enrollment deposit in your LSU Admissions Portal to save your spot in next year's historic incoming class.

The enrollment deposit must be submitted before you can complete any checklist item below.

Next Step: Activate your MyLSU Account

MyLSU is a personalized online resource center for all deposited LSU students. For incoming students, myLSU is where you will complete enrollment requirements, including housing, immunizations, online orientation, and more.

Follow the steps below to activate your myLSU account:

1. Visit my.lsu.edu
2. Enter your myLSU username in the “myLSU account or Email Address” space. (Your myLSU username can be found in your LSU Admissions Portal ex: mtiger1).
3. Click “Forgot Password”
4. Complete steps to create a password

24 hours after activating your myLSU account, you will be able to access your Housing contract and the other myLSU features.

**IMPORTANT**– Anytime you login to myLSU, you must use your myLSU username. DO NOT ENTER YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS to login to myLSU. The system will not recognize your personal email address and not allow you to complete your required items.

While living on-campus is a requirement for all first-year students, all LSU students are welcome to live on campus.

Bengal Bound Orientation is required for all incoming students in order to receive a course schedule for the Fall semester.

Registration is available in your LSU Admissions Portal.

For more information, visit the Bengal Bound Orientation website.

In order to process your Certificate of Eligibility (I-20/DS-2019), LSU’s International Services Office is required by U.S. Immigration to verify that you have sufficient funds to cover all of the estimated expenses for at least one academic year. You may have submitted your affidavit of support and proof of funding with your application, but it must be submitted after being admitted.

To enter the United States as a student, you must have a student visa issued by a U.S. Consulate or Embassy outside of the U.S., unless you are a Canadian citizen. Depending on where you plan to apply for the student visa, the visa application process can take a long time, so you should start your visa application as soon as you receive your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility (for F-1 visa) or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility (for J-1 visa). Visit the International Services Office website for more information.

Louisiana law requires immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria. LSU also requires a completed tuberculosis questionnaire for all first-time LSU students.

Louisiana Residents: LSU automatically receives immunization information for in-state students. In addition to having up-to-date immunization records, you must also submit the TB questionnaire to complete the requirements. You may complete this form, as well as check your immunization compliance status via the Patient Portal.

Non-Louisiana Residents: You must submit the Proof of Immunization Compliance form, which must be completed by a physician or healthcare provider. No separate documents or attachments are accepted. You may upload the completed form via the Patient Portal.

Use your myLSU credentials to log in to the Patient Portal.

Submit final official transcripts from all schools attended. This includes your final high school transcript, dual enrollment transcripts, and vocational or technical school transcripts.

Fee bills are generated about one month before the semester you plan to enroll begins. On myLSU, select “Fee Bill” under “Registration Services” in the main menu. Once you submit your fee bill and click "Complete Registration", you’re officially a Tiger!

 

April 1

Comprehensive Aid Package Sent

May 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline