Grades

Academics are very important.

Overall, Greek women have a higher average GPA than the undergraduate women's average GPA. Most of the sororities require a 3.0 core unit GPA or above from high school. In some rare instances, exceptions are made. The GPA verified by the Greek Life Office through the LSU Office of Admissions includes only the following core units:

Four (4) units of English

  • 1 unit of English I
  • 1 unit of English II
  • 1 unit of English III
  • 1 unit of English IV

Four (4) units of Math

  • 1 unit of Algebra I*
  • 1 unit of Algebra II*
  • 1 unit of Geometry*
  • 1 unit of the following: Algebra III; Advanced Math (Functions and Statistics); Advanced Math (Precalculus); Calculus; AP Calculus AB or BC; IB Further Mathematics HL; IB Math Studies (Math Methods); IB Mathematics SL or HL; Pre-Calculus; AP Statistics; Probability and Statistics; or AP Computer Science A

*sequence of Integrated Math I, II, and III can substitute

Four (4) units of Natural Science

  • 1 unit of Biology
  • 1 unit of Chemistry
  • 2 units of the following: Biology II (one unit maximum from: Biology II, AP Biology, IB Biology I, or IB Biology II); Chemistry II (one unit maximum from: Chemistry II, AP Chemistry, IB Chemistry I, or IB Chemistry II); Earth Science; Environmental Science; one unit  from AP Environmental Science or IB Environmental Systems; one unit from Physics I or IB Physics I; one unit from AP Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism), AP Physics C (Mechanics) or IB Physics II; both AP Physics I and AP Physics II; Physical Science; or Agriscience II (must have completed Agriscience I as a prerequisite)

Four (4) units of Social Science

  • 1 unit of American History
  • 1 unit of the following: Civics or American Government
  • 2 units of the following: one unit from European history, AP European History, or Western Civilization; one unit from World Geography, AP Human Geography, or IB Geography; one unit from World History, AP World History, or IB History of the Americas II; IB Economics; Economics; AP Macroeconomics; AP Microeconomics; or History of Religion

2 units of Foreign Language

  • 2 consecutive units in a single language: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish

One (1) unit of Fine Art

  • 1 unit of the following: Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Speech (III & IV for 1 unit combined), Fine Arts Survey, Media Arts, or Photography

GPA Calculation

GPA Calculation For automatic admission to LSU, an applicant’s high school academic grade-point average (GPA) is calculated solely on the basis of the core units shown above, using the standard 4.00 maximum scale (A= 4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0). The weighted scholastic GPA is considered in the holistic review.

You will also have the opportunity to report your cumulative GPA through recruitment registration.