Freshman Admission Checklist
A student will be admitted under the freshman entrance requirements if he/she earned fewer than 12 college-level hours or has not completed freshman level English and math classes.
- Complete and submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission with application fee ($10.00).
- Ensure that the Admissions and Records Office has your official high school transcript.
- If you graduated from a Louisiana High School in 2004 or later, we will request your transcript from the Student Transcript System.
- If you graduated from a Louisiana High School before 2004 or from a high school in another state, you need to request that your high school send an official transcript to the Admissions Office.
- If appropriate, submit your General Education Diploma (GED).
- Request that an official transcript from each college previously attended be mailed directly to the Admissions Office. If you are currently enrolled at another college or university when you apply for admission, submit a current official transcript and then submit a final official transcript at the conclusion of the term.
- Request that American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores be mailed by the testing agency to LSU Shreveport. Students who have been out of high school 5 years may arrange to take a placement test with the English (318-797-5369) or Math (318-797-5377) department prior to admission to LSUS. COMPASS exam scores may also be used for placement purposes. Contact Continuing Education at (318) 798-4177 to make an appointment to take the COMPASS exam.
- Provide proof of immunization as defined in the Immunization Policy or sign a waiver.
- If you are an active member of the armed forces or a dependent, submit a Military Residency Form and a copy of your military orders.
- Register for Freshman Orientation online using the website provided in your admission acceptance letter. Participants will receive academic advisement and register for classes during the program.
- Understand your residency status. Out-of-state residents are required to pay non-resident fees upon enrollment.
- Students wishing to apply for federal grants and loans and TOPS need to complete the FAFSA and other financial aid documents by these deadlines: March 1 for summer, June 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. Students in no preference, non-matriculating, pre-professional programs or other preparatory studies will not be eligible to receive financial aid. For Financial Aid forms and deadlines, visit the Financial Aid website.
- Pay tuition and fees by the fee payment deadline. You may pay via myLSUS using a credit card or financial aid. You may pay in person at Accounting Services (Administration 129) using cash, a check or a money order. You may mail check or money order, made payable to LSUS, with the "Fee Payment by Mail" page from the website, to LSUS Accounting Services, 129 AD Building.
- Visit LSUS Housing for information concerning housing for LSUS students. Applications are available via the website. Housing is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attention: Admissions and Records Office
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115