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Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizen & Permanent Residents
Fall - July 15
Spring - November 15
Summer - June 15

International Students
Fall - June 17
Spring - October 1
Summer - April 17

Non-Degree Students
Fall - June 30
Spring - November 15
Summer - May 1

Application for Admissions

Applicants are urged to apply for admission as early as possible to resolve admission matters well in advance. Deadlines are final and will not be extended unless a formal graduate admission appeal citing extenuating circumstances and sufficient documentation is requested.

In order to meet the application deadlines, all required fees, documents, transcripts, and test scores must be on file by 5:00 p.m. on the date of the published deadline. Deadlines which fall on a weekend or LSU holiday will be extended until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.

For LSU Online Program deadlines, please see the LSU Online Deadlines by Module below.

Student Classification Fee Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens $50 July 15 November 15 June 15
International Students* $70 June 17 October 1 April 17
Non-Degree Students
  June 30 November 15 May 1
The applicant is responsible for checking for department specific application deadlines.

* Applications received after the deadline will be processed automatically for the following term.

Official Transcripts & Degree Certificates

Students admitted provisionally based on unofficial documents must submit all required official documents 30 days after the first day of classes for the semester the student was offered admissions. If official documents are not received, subsequent enrollment will not be permitted.

For additional information on how to submit your official documents, please visit our Submit Documents page.

International students admitted provisionally with a Provisional Certificate must submit the final degree certificate with the date of award prior to the next semester after initial enrollment. If the final degree certificate is not received, subsequent registration will be prohibited.

For additional official document requirements by the country of origin, please visit our International Degree Requirements page.

LSU Online Program Deadlines by Module

Application deadlines below are tentative:

Student Classification  Module Deadline Fee
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 1st Summer (3D) 2020** 04/06/2020 $50
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 2nd Summer (1D) 2020** 06/15/2020 $70
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 1st Fall (1L) 2020 08/19/2020 $50
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 2nd Fall (1P) 2020 10/14/2020 $70
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 1st Spring (2D) 2021 12/01/2020 $50
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 2nd Spring (2L) 2021 02/10/2021 $70
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 1st Summer (3D) 2021** 04/06/2021 $50
International Students*
US Citizens & Permanent Residents 2nd Summer (1D) 2020** 06/15/2021 $70
International Students*
* Applications received after the deadline will be processed automatically for the following term.
** Projected Dates. May change after LSU Online finalizes calendar.