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We are now Test Optional!


Students looking to apply to LSU of Alexandria no longer have to submit a standardized test score (ACT/SAT) for admissions. As a selective admissions institution, LSUA offers multiple pathways to allow students the opportunity to become an LSUA General. We encourage all students interested in attending LSUA to apply and let our Admissions Counselors assist you through the admissions journey.


Test-Optional Admissions Criteria


Applicants will be considered for test-optional admissions based on the following criteria: 


  1. Academic Transcript Evaluation – Students with a minimum of a 2.75 Overall High School GPA and completion of the Louisiana TOPS University Curriculum. 
  2. Academic Transcript Evaluation – Students with a minimum of a 3.0 Overall High School GPA and completion of the Louisiana Jumpstart Curriculum.
  3. Dual Credit completion – Students who have completed 12 dual enrollment credits and have a 2.25 cumulative GPA.  
  4. Students who do not have the criteria above will need to submit an official test score (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer) to assist in their admissions review. 


Who is considered a freshman? 


  • High school graduates who have not attended college before. 
  • Students who received college credits while in high school through dual enrollment, AP, or IB programs and have not attended college after high school graduation.



Should I still send all of my test scores to LSUA? 


Yes! Here at LSUA providing standardized test scores can only help students. Test scores (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer) help students qualify for Academic Scholarships, receive college credit, and place into required classes.




Not a resident of Louisiana?

If the answer is Yes, LSUA offers multiple options to assist with the cost of Out-of-State Tuition.



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LSU of Alexandria does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, age, genetics information, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-merit factor in the admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates.