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First Time Freshmen

Admission Requirements

In-State Admissions Criteria

 For the Fall 2014 term, 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 Critical Reading 450)
    • ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
    • (If one above mentioned ACT/SAT sub-score is met, and the other sub-score is within two points of the needed sub-score, example: if the Math ACT is 19 or above and the English score is 17 or 16, and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSU Shreveport.)
  • Meet one of the following requirements: 
    • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least a 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • An ACT composite score of at least a 20 (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940)

For the Spring and Summer 2014 terms, 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 one of the following ACT/SAT sub-score requirements: 
    • ACT English sub-score greater than or equal to an 18 (SAT Critical Reading 450)
    • ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT Math 460)
  • Meet one of the following: 
    • Cumulative CORE curriculum GPA of at least a 2.0 (on 4.0 scale)
    • An ACT composite score of at least a 20 (SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 940)

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.)
  • (If one above mentioned ACT/SAT sub-score is met, and the other sub-score is within two points of the needed sub-score, example: if the Math ACT is 19 or above and the English score is 17 or 16, and all other requirements are met, the student could be admissible to LSU Shreveport.)

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, COMPASS or placement tests.
  • 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.