The LSUS Office of Records and Registration can help you with LSUS transcripts, transfer credit evaluations, enrollment certifications, certification of military benefits, graduation checkouts, commencement, FERPA compliance information, enrollment customer service, and more.

Important Dates

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Transcript Requests

As of January 1, 2023, a $10 fee will be assessed for each transcript request.

Louisiana State University Shreveport is now processing all transcript requests through a partnership with Parchment.  

This ordering process is only able to issue transcripts for courses taken through the LSUS campus. It is not available for non-credit courses pursued through the LSUS Continuing Education Division. 

To request a transcript, current and former LSUS students can either log into your myLSUS or go directly to Parchment to order your official transcript.

Nursing students should contact the Nursing Department at (318) 798-4173 to request an official transcript.

If a user experiences a barrier, please contact a transcript coordinator at 318-797-5061, registrar@lsus.edu, or in person at One University Place, AD 168, Shreveport, LA 71115.

 *Please note that this service is secure and encrypted.

What you need: 

  • Turn off your pop-up blocker.
  • Have your debit or credit card ready for payment.
  • Have the recipient’s address available.
  • Have your student ID number, which begins with the first letter of your first name. If you can't remember it, call LSUS IT at 318-797-5221.

Current Students 

Sign in to myLSUS.

Click on “Records” in the gold bar at the top of the page.

Click on “Request Official Transcript.”

Former Students/Alumni 

If you are a former student/alumnus of Louisiana State University Shreveport and are not able to log into myLSUS, you can access your transcript through Parchment

Transcript requests are generally processed within 1 to 2 business days. This time may be extended due to end of term processing.

Pick Up Option 

Current and former students can select a pickup option when ordering transcripts. If you select this option, you must come to the LSUS Office of Admissions and Records (One University Place, AD 168) to receive your transcript. We will not mail transcripts that have been ordered under the pickup option. 

Pick up is available in the Office of Admissions and Records Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Transcripts will not be available for pick up if the office is closed. Please monitor our website for closures. 

A transcript will not be available for pick up until you receive an email confirmation saying that your order has been completed. 

Only the pickup person indicated on the order form will be able to pick up the transcript. Photo ID is required at pick up.

Transcripts not picked up after 30 days will be discarded; a new request will be required.

Holds 

If there is a hold on your account that prevents the release of your transcript, you will receive an email cancellation notification. 

The Office of Accounting Services places holds on the release of transcripts of students who are in debt to the University. Please be aware that if there is a “Transcript Hold” on your transcript, and you choose to pay what you owe the University via myLSUS using a credit card, it may take up to 48 hours to clear your account and to lift the hold. For questions, you may contact the Office of Accounting Services at 318-797-5275.  

Customer Support 

If you have questions about the process or encounter difficulty in entering your order, please contact Parchment via their Support Site.

Request Letter of Non-attendance

If you have never applied to nor have you attended Louisiana State University Shreveport and need us to provide you a letter of non-attendance, please fill out the Request for Non-Attendance form.

Transcript Evaluation

Students are required to have official transcripts from each college/university previously attended sent directly to the Registrar's Office, regardless of whether credit was earned.

LSU Shreveport accepts credits from institutions accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies/commissions at the time the credits were earned.  Credits earned from some non-accredited institutions are accepted on a limited basis.  The initial evaluation of transfer work is conducted by the Registrar's Office to determine acceptance of credit.  The applicability of transfer credits to a specific degree program is determined by the Academic Dean's office.

Some courses transferred in may not apply to a specific degree program. This may include credits earned more than ten years ago.  Students should refer questions about transferring courses into degree programs to the appropriate Academic Dean's office or the Registrar's Office.

Once completed, the official evaluation of credits can be viewed online via  myLSUS.  The evaluation will list all courses that have transferred into LSUS.  The evaluation on myLSUS denotes the LSUS course numbers, where appropriate, for those courses that are equivalent to LSUS courses.  Courses listed with no LSUS course number are considered transferable, but a course equivalency could not be assigned.  For a quick reference of transfer equivalencies within the State of Louisiana, please consult the  Board of Regent's articulation matrices for General Education, Business, and Natural/Biological Sciences courses.

Courses taken at the freshman and sophomore level (courses at the 100 and 200 level) at two-year colleges may not be counted for transfer credit as upper-level courses (courses numbered 300 and above).

If you have any questions regarding transfer of credits or transfer equivalencies, please contact the Registrar's Office at 318-797-5063.

International Transcripts
Transcripts from schools outside the United States must be evaluated by an approved independent evaluation service, with associated costs to be paid by the student.  The evaluation will verify the accreditation of the school and establish the credit equivalencies so that LSUS will be able to give you as much credit as possible.  Please request an English translation (if not in English) and a course-by-course evaluation be sent directly to the LSUS Records Office. The evaluation may take 8 weeks or more so please check the application deadlines to ensure that your evaluation is received prior to the deadline.

Approved evaluation services can be found in the links below:

Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE)

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) 

Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP)  

During the 1993 Regular Legislative Session, the Legislature passed House Bill 535, and the Governor later signed into law, Act 253 of 1993 which enacted Louisiana Revised Statutes (L.R.S.) 17:3129.3. This law created the Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP), which, if several stipulations are met, allows classroom teachers to attend Louisiana’s public colleges and universities tuition-free (all other fees must be paid by the teacher) on a space available basis.

Please visit the Louisiana Board of Regents website for more information on the CTEP policy.

Policy Restrictions: 

  • You must apply and be admitted into the University – either as degree seeking or non-matriculating.
  • Do not add the course(s) to your schedule yourself. CTEP operates on a space available basis. Once the last day to add has passed, eligible students will be added to the course if there are seats available. Adding the course(s) on your own will result in you not being able to use CTEP funds.
  • The course should lead to an education degree/certification area or increase the content knowledge of the subject area currently being taught by the applicant.
  • Course enrollment is limited to 6 semester hours per traditional 15-week semester (spring, fall)
  • CTEP applications must be submitted before the last day to add courses for the term in which you’re intending to take the course(s).

Notarize and Apostille LSUS Transcripts and Diplomas

  1. Request a paper copy of your official LSUS transcript via Parchment (See instructions listed above under the heading “Transcript Request.”). Have your transcript sent to LSU Shreveport, One University Place, Office of Admissions and Records,  AD 168, Shreveport, LA 71115.
  2. Notify the Records Office at registrar@lsus.edu that you’ve made the request. Make sure to provide us with a current address. If you live outside of the continental United States, please make sure to correctly format your address to prevent possible delays.

To request your diploma be (notarized &) apostilled by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, please follow these steps:

  1. Request a copy of your diploma using the Duplicate Diploma form found under Records/Forms on myLSUS. Have your diploma sent to LSU Shreveport, One University Place, Office of Admissions and Records, AD 168, Shreveport, LA 71115. If you live outside of the continental United States, please make sure to correctly format your address to prevent possible delays.
  2. Notify the Records Office at registrar@lsus.edu that you’ve made the request.

Once we receive the apostilled documents back from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, we will send them to you at the address provided along with a tracking number.

A fee of $20 will be assessed to your student account for each document processed. You may pay the fee(s) via your myLSUS account. Additional fees for postage will be assessed for documents sent back to students at an address outside the continental United States.

Note: LSU Shreveport only offers document authentication at the state level (notary and apostille). We do not facilitate any additional levels of authentication.

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