First Time Freshman

Applicants must meet all of the following:

  1. Completion of TOPS University Diploma, or its equivalent college readiness core curriculum at time of high school graduation AND
  2. High School GPA of 2.0 or higher AND
  3. Require no more than ONE Developmental Course (or qualify for co-requisite delivery of Freshman Composition or College Algebra) AND
  4. Either 2.0 GPA, or greater in Core Courses, or ACT Composite of 20* or greater

Fall 2021 - LSUA is being flexible with test scores. Please contact our office to learn more:

Requirements for College Level (Non-Developmental) Courses



*SAT equivalent:  TOTAL 1030 (1410 pre-2015)

**Placement approved for Fall 2021 by LA Board of Regents Supplement to Emergency Admission Policy, Minimum Admission Criteria, and Academic Affairs Policy 2.18 dated October 29, 2020

Co-Requisite Delivery


Students have an opportunity to be admitted to the university and enroll in a special co-requisite course for Freshman Composition or/and College Algebra with the following exam scores:

Freshman Composition (Students will enroll in both English 1001 and English 1000):


College Algebra (Students will enroll in both Math 1021 and Math 1000):

Students cannot require both co-requisites and receive admission. Students requiring both co-requisites are encouraged to retake the ACT/SAT or sit for the Accuplacer New Generation exam to gain higher scores.



Out of State and Home School

  1. Meet requirements above OR
  2. Complete 17 of 19 required units in HS, have a 2.0 or greater HS GPA,  require NO Developmental Courses, and ACT Composite of 20 OR
  3. ACT Composite of 23 or greater, or SAT Combination of Math and Reading of a 1050, and require NO Developmental Courses (see requirements above)

**Home school accredited transcripts must include a list of courses, an overall GPA, and a signature of a home school representative. If you have any questions, email

Apply with a Paper Application

If you wish to print and mail your application to LSUA fill out the following form and mail it to:

Louisiana State University
Office of Admissions and Records
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302

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Out-of-State Fee Waiver - For entering Freshmen, students must have a 2.25 cumulative High School GPA and a minimum 21 ACT or 1030 SAT score and be eligible for College Level English and Mathematics. Students must request an Out-of-state waiver though the Admissions Office at

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