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First Time Freshmen

Admission Requirements

In-State Admissions Criteria

All in-state students must:

  • Have completed or be on track to complete the Board of Regents High School Core curriculum.
  • Have a cumulative High School GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Meet both of the following ACT/SAT sub-score requirements:
    • ACT English sub-score greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Writing and Lanuage 25)
    • ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 500)
  • Cumulative CORE GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) OR an ACT composite score of at least a 20 (SAT score of 1020)

Note: If the Math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within two points of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within one point of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.

Out-of-State and Home-school Admissions Criteria

  • Option 1 - Meet the in-state student requirements listed above for appropriate entry term.
  • Option 2 - Have at least 17 of the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core Curriculum, have a minimum cumulative and core GPA of 2.0 (on 4.0 scale), have an ACT composite score of at least 20 (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (or SAT equivalents).
  • Option 3 - Have at least a 23 Composite on the ACT (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1050) and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score and a 19 Math ACT sub-score (or SAT equivalents.)

Note: If the Math ACT/SAT sub-score is met and the English sub-score is within two points of the needed sub-score and all of the above requirements are met, a student could be admissible to LSUS. Additionally, if the English sub-score is met and the Math sub-score is within one point of the required sub-score the student could be admissible.

First-Time Freshman Age 25 and Older

  • A first-time freshman who is 25 years of age or older is not required to meet the Board of Regents' minimum admission criteria for First-Time Freshmen.
  • However, he or she must meet the standardized test score requirements listed in the above sections regarding traditional first-time freshmen. This is determined by ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER.
  • Students must have high school transcripts or proof of high school graduation sent to the Admissions Office.

If you have any questions regarding your Admission Requirements, please don't hesitate to contact the LSU Shreveport Admissions Office at admissions@lsus.edu or (318) 797-5061.