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Transfer Credit

Students can receive transfer credits for a variety of reasons. LSUA will make every effort to award students transfer credit from regionally accredited schools, approved testing agencies, military experience, or other approved methods in a manner that is consistent with transfer procedures and that helps the student reach their educational goals in the most direct way.

Official transcripts or test scores must be sent directly from the institution or agency awarding the credit or score.

Evaluation of transcripts will occur as transcripts are received.  Processing will be done in the order in which files are complete.  Admitted students will be able to view their transcript evaluation through the Self-Service portal once they have registered for classes.  A LSUA transcript cannot be released unless it contains LSU Alexandria courses.

transfer credit Search

(This is a work in progress. Most courses here are from out-of-state schools. In-state courses are currently in a separate database and are being moved to this searchable site. We expect to have the in-state courses fully available by July 1, 2013.)

Course Transfer Information (Click link to access searchable database)

Instructions:  Find your home institution, click the arrow to the left of the school name to expand. Click the year that you took the course. Courses that have already been evaluated will show in the list and will indicate how LSU Alexandria will transfer that specific course. Courses with asterisks (*) in the course number do not have direct equivalent courses at LSUA. These courses may be used as free electives or your advisor may request a course substitution if appropriate.

Transfer Credits For

Dual Enrollment

Students who were enrolled in one or more dual enrollment classes through a regionally accredited college/university while still in high school are required to provide an official transcript from that institution. Transcripts are required regardless of whether credit was earned.

Official transcripts must be requested from the original institution(s). LSUA participates in E-Script Safe and can send or receive transcripts electronically. Official transcripts must come directly to LSUA from the original institution either by mail or electronically, or in a sealed (unopened) envelope.

Financial aid cannot be processed until all official transcripts are received.  Official transcripts must be received by the first day of class or admission will be cancelled.

Transcripts must be sent to:
LSU Alexandria
Admissions
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA  71302

Questions about Dual Credit should be sent to admissions@lsua.edu

Military Credit

Students who have served on active duty in the United States military may receive Military Service credit.  In order to receive military credit, supply a copy of the following:

  • DD214 or DD295
  • American Council on Education (ACE) guide or
  • Army/American Council of Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)

Army Veterans should submit an official copy of their Army/American Council of Education Registry Transcript (AARTS).  To obtain transcripts, write to AARTS Operations Center, 298 Grant Avenue, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.  66027-1254 or fax: Commercial (913) 684-9497(9499) or DSN 552-9497 (9499)

Additional information on military service credit can be found in the General Catalog under the Admissions section.

Procedure for applying military credit from ACE Guide

Transcripts and documentation must be sent to:
LSU Alexandria
Admissions
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA  71302

Police Academy Credit

Criminal justice students who have passed a 320-hour (or more) basic training course as prescribed and certified by the Louisiana Council on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) may apply for three semester hours of credit in lieu of CJUS 4999 (Internship in Criminal Justice).  If the training has been completed outside of the State of Louisiana, it must transfer to Louisiana in accordance with Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 22, Part III, Chapter 47.

Students should contact Criminal Justice faculty to request this credit.
Beth Whittington blord@lsua.edu 
Mike Wright mwright@lsua.edu