First Year Students

Preparation

Use the following list to help prepare yourself for college. Though college may be far off, preparing early helps ensures:

  • Getting admitted.
  • Getting Scholarships. Some scholarships you need to start preparing for your freshman year.
  • Finishing college sooner. Taking college courses while you're in high-school allows you to get preliminary courses out of the way.

Our recruiters regularly visit high-schools throughout Louisiana. If you have any questions ask them the next time they are visiting your school. You can view their upcoming schedule at LSUA Recruiters Webpage.

  • High-School Seniors

  • High School Juniors

  • High-School Freshmen & Sophomores

  • Acceptance

Admission Requirements

Applicants Under 25

  • Completion of Core 4 Curriculum:
    • Curriculum for PUBLIC High School Graduates
    • Curriculum for NON-PUBLIC High School Graduates
  • Minimum overall HS GPA of 2.0 or greater
  • Meet ONE of the following:
    • High School GPA on CORE of 2.0 or greater
    • ACT Composite of 20 or greater

Additional Requirements if Graduated in 2012 or 2013

  • Require no more than one developmental course by having one of the following:
    • ACT English sub-score of 18 or greater OR COMPASS Writing score of 68 
    • ACT mathematics sub-score of 19 or greater OR COMPASS Algebra score of 40

Additional Requirements if Graduating in 2014 and beyond

  • Require no developmental courses by having BOTH:
    • ACT English sub-score of 18 or greater OR COMPASS Writing score of 68
    • ACT mathematics sub-score of 19 or greater OR COMPASS Algebra score of 40

Applicants 25 or Older

Before Fall 2014

Students in this age range qualify for open admission.There are no minimum requirements.

Fall 2014 and After

Adult students must not require developmental coursework based on the following:

  • ACT English subscore of 18 or greater OR COMPASS Writing score of 68 or higher AND
  • ACT mathematics subscore of 19 or greater OR COMPASS Algebra score of 40 or higher (within the last 3 years)