You must submit transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts
may be uploaded for review; however an official transcript must be submitted directly
to the Office of Graduate Admissions within 30 days after the first day of classes.
Documents that are unsealed, photocopied, notarized, faxed, or scanned are not accepted.
These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office
of Admissions from the testing agency. Examinee copies are not considered official.
Please use ETS Institution Code 1463 to have the agency send scores to LSU.
English Language Proficiency
Official IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE results from the testing agency are considered official.
Applicants with a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of
higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction are exempt from the English proficiency requirement.
Letters of Recommendation
We will ask you to provide names and contact information for three references on the
online application. The three people should be acquainted with your academic program,
scholastic ability or professional performance.
Within a few days of submitting your application, an invitation will be emailed to
each reference with a link to our online form.
If your reference encounters any issues or have additional questions, have them email
Degree Program Admission Requirements
Individual academic departments or colleges may impose more restrictive admission
requirements. Program requirements may be based on other factors, such as research
interests of the prospective student, letters of recommendation, personal statement,
interviews/portfolios/auditions, or other factors specified by the program.
If you are applying to more than one program, a separate application and fee are required for each program, as are separate recommendation
Keep all admission deadlines in mind when preparing materials.
Please keep a copy of your application materials. The application and all supporting documents become the property of LSU and cannot
be returned to the applicant, forwarded to another institution, or duplicated for
any purpose other than the LSU application review and admission process.