Graduate Resources


Graduate Checklist

  1. Complete the Commencement Registration Form.
  2. Order your Cap & Gown at or LSUA Bookstore, 318-473-6420
  3. Register and complete your MFT (Major Field Test) (Only to those that apply) - see Graduate Survey for more information. Contact Testing Services with questions, 318-427-4492.
  4. Check with Accounting to clear any unpaid balances. Diplomas and transcripts are held for those accounts not cleared prior to graduation. Contact the Accounting department at 318-473-6407.
  5. Check with library to make sure you have no outstanding balance or books. Contact the Library at 318-473-6443.
  6. Complete and return LSUA Alumni Form.
  7. All candidates for graduation are required to take the Graduate Exit Exam. The exam is online and can be accessed from the following link:

Other Items

Graduate Fees

  • $55.00 – Covers the cost of a single diploma, processing, and test fees
  • $20.00 – This fee covers the cost for those getting a dual degree, ex: Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science

Back to top

Grad Fair

Graduating students can inquire with the LSUA bookstore on the purchase of announcements, cap and gown, class rings, etc. A cap and gown is required in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. The LSUA Bookstore holds a Grad Fair before each commencement ceremony to allow you to order all your particular items. Below is the date for the upcoming Grad Fair:

Fall 2023

Dates: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
Time: 10:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: orLSUA Bookstore
Contact: (318) 473-6420

Regalia can be purchased here orin the LSUA Bookstore.

If you have any questions, please contact the LSUA Bookstore at

LSUA Bookstore's Facebook

Back to top

Graduation Cap Competition

It’s your time to celebrate as we approach commencement on December 15th! To help you celebrate, we are offering a prize to the best decorated mortarboard/graduation cap! See instructions below on how to participate! Words or images that may be insensitive or offensive to others will not be permitted.

How to Enter:
  • Take a photo of your decorated mortarboard/graduation cap.
  • Post it on your Instagram or Twitter account. (Your account has to be public for us to see it!)
  • Tag the post with #LSUAGrad22 and tag @LSUA on Instagram or @LSUAlexandria on Twitter.
Contest Rules:
  • Must be a Fall 2022 graduate to participate.
  • Entries are open now until December 20th.  
  • Students may only submit or tag one photo.
  • Entries must be original, created by the graduate, and not violate any third-party rights. 
  • Don’t post offensive or disrespectful submissions. These will not be considered.

The chosen cap design will receive a $100 award and LSUA Generals gear! (We will require your mailing address to send the prize.) 

Winner Announcement:

Winners will be announced on December 23rd on University Instagram and Twitter accounts

Contact with questions! 

Back to top


All diplomas will be mailed directly to the student, please ensure that your mailing address is up to date. 

To update your mailing address, please log into Self-Service from the MyLSUA page, click the "My Profile" tab, and click the "Addresses" menu to change your mailing address.

Diplomas will be mailed out by:

  • Spring - End of June
  • Summer - End of September
  • Fall - Mid February

**Please note if your account has any type of hold, the diploma will not be mailed until that hold is cleared.

Back to top

Latin Honor Cords

Graduates earning Latin Honor Cords will be given their cords at the graduate check-in area on the day of commencement. Cords will be mailed to graduates who are not able to attend after the ceremony.

Back to top

Commencement Registration Form

Back to top