Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

LSUA offers qualified high school students the ability to take college courses that apply toward a college degree and high school credit at the same time! Students work directly with their high school counselor to determine which Dual Enrollment courses to choose. These courses can be taken on the campus of LSUA, online, or at participating high schools.

All courses taken through Dual Enrollment are college courses and are placed on the student’s college transcript.

Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following:

  1. Pursuing TOPS University Diploma
  2. High School GPA of 2.5 or higher (2.75 or above starting Fall 2019)
  3. ACT Composite of 19 or higher*
  4. ACT English sub-score of 18 or higher (see alternative placement guide)
  5. ACT Math sub score of 19 or higher (see alternative place guide)
  6. Meet pre-requisites of course
  7. Permission from parent to take courses
  8. Permission from high school to take courses

All courses taken as part of Dual Enrollment must be a coursed that is listed on the Louisiana Board of Regents Master Articulation Matrix: https://regents.la.gov/master-course-articulation/

Placement Guide

Academic Courses (on the Master Articulate Matrix)

For students with ACT or SAT Scores:    
ACT Composite 19 18 19
SAT Total 980 25 WL 500
For students who have taken the ACT/SAT after the 9th grade 
(with required composite) and see an alternate measure in English or Math
ACCUPLACER 86 Sentence Skills 65 Elementary Algebra
For students who have not yet taken the ACT/SAT in high school    
Pre-ACT Composite 19 18 19
Pre-SAT Total 980 25 WL 500

In order to continue taking Dual Enrollment courses, students must have an overall LSUA GPA of 2.0 and maintain High School GPA of at least 2.5 (2.75 starting Fall 2019).

Students who meet other readiness indicators, but have less than an 18 English ACT sub-score may be allowed to enroll in a mathematics course for Dual Enrollment IF they concurrently address their reading/writing deficiencies.

Students who meet other readiness indicators, but have less than a 19 mathematics ACT sub-score may be allowed to enroll in English, foreign language, history, introductory social science, humanities, or arts survey courses for Dual Enrollment IF they concurrently address their mathematics deficiency.

Students may concurrently address deficiencies in the following ways:

  1. Continue to complete high school core classes
  2. Participate in online subject area reviews before retaking  assessment
  3. After completing at least 3 core English/math courses, enroll in a BESE approved high school transition or college developmental course for which a grade of C or greater will be considered equivalent to the required ACT.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  by the second semester of senior year, a student must be able to demonstrate college readiness in BOTH English and mathematics.


 LSUA offers Dual Enrollment courses at a reduced rate of $33 per credit hour.

  • 3 hour course:    $99
  • 4 hour course:    $132

Students are also responsible for the cost of text books associated with the course.  LSUA will send a statement home to students by the 3rd week of class.  If the balance is not paid in full by the deadline, a $75 late fee will be added to the student’s account.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the on-line Application for Admission (see button below). Students should choose the option, "I WISH TO ENROLL WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL." There is a $20 application fee due at the time of application. *
  2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Form. This is to be signed by the parent, the student, and the school.
  3. Make an appointment with the LSUA Admissions Office for scheduling (unless taking the course through the high school). Appointments can be made by emailing DE@lsua.edu.
  4. Bring your registration form and ACT or Accuplacer scores to the scheduling appointment.

For questions regarding Dual Enrollment, please contact us at 318-473-6417 or at DE@lsua.edu

The application fee is a one-time fee, as long as the student is continuously enrolled through the program.  Students wishing to continue enrollment at LSUA after high school graduation must re-apply for admission as a college freshman, but the application fee is waived.

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