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Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I apply as a freshman or as a transfer student?
I am a transfer student. Which transcripts do I need to submit?
What are the admissions requirements for freshmen?
What materials do I need to submit to be considered for admission as a first-time freshman?
Are there any deadlines I should be aware of?
I have attempted to complete the online application, but it says my information is already in the system. What do I do?
I did not graduate from high school, but I obtained a GED. Can I still be considered for admission?
I am an active member of the military or a dependent. Do I need to submit additional paperwork?
I'm not sure if I am considered a Louisiana resident. How do I determine this?
I'd like to be considered for scholarships. Is there a separate application for that?
I have submitted my application. How can I check on my status?
I have recently been admitted as a first-time freshman. How do I sign up for classes?
I have recently been admitted as a transfer/visiting/returning student. How do I sign up for classes?
I have already applied for admission, but I need to change my semester of entry. What do I need to do?
If I only sat out for a semester, do I still need to reapply to the university?
I lost my Student ID and/or PIN. How do I get them?
Is there an application fee?
How can I pay my application fee?
How can I apply for financial aid?
What is the cost of tuition at LSUS?
Are freshmen required to live on campus?
Can I get my out-of-state fees waived?
How do I request a campus visit/tour?
I would like to have some information about LSUS sent to me. Whom should I contact?
I just have a few questions, but I don't need a full campus visit. Can I make an appointment to talk with an Admissions Counselor?
What is the mailing address for the Admissions and Records Office?
How can I contact the Admissions Office?
What are the hours of the Admissions Office?

Should I apply as a freshman or as a transfer student?

If you are a current high school student or have not attended college since graduating from high school, please apply as a freshman. If you have completed college courses since graduating from high school, please apply as a transfer student. Read more about transfer admissions here.

I am a transfer student. Which transcripts do I need to submit?

Incoming transfer students must have official transcripts sent directly from all institutions previously attended to LSUS. If you are currently enrolled at another institution when you apply for admission at LSUS, submit a current official transcript and then a final official transcript at the conclusion of the term. Unofficial transcripts may be used only for conditional admission. Full admission will not be granted until all official transcripts have been received and evaluated. Failure to submit official transcripts by the end of the first semester enrolled will prevent registration for future semesters. Transcripts must be sent directly from institutions previously attended (mail or electronic delivery service) or brought to the LSUS Admissions Office sealed and unopened.

What are the admissions requirements for freshmen?

You can read more about admissions requirements here.

What materials do I need to submit to be considered for admission as a first-time freshman?

You can find a printable list of the required materials here.

Are there any deadlines I should be aware of?

LSUS evaluates applications and makes admissions decisions on a continual basis for each term. Although there are no set application deadlines, it is best to apply for your intended entry term at least one month in advance. First-time freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply prior to guaranteed scholarship deadlines (available here).

I have attempted to complete the online application, but it says my information is already in the system. What do I do?

This indicates that you already have an application on file with LSUS. Instead of submitting a new application, you will need to update your application. Click here to navigate to the returning student application. If you need your Student ID and/or PIN, please contact Information Technology Services at 318-797-5221 or its@lsus.edu.

I did not graduate from high school, but I obtained a GED. Can I still be considered for admission?

Students with a GED may be admitted under special circumstances. If you have further questions, please contact the LSUS Admissions Office at 318-797-5061 or admissions@lsus.edu

I am an active member of the military or a dependent. Do I need to submit additional paperwork?

Yes, please submit a Military Residency Form. If you have more questions about Veterans Affairs, please click here.

I'm not sure if I am considered a Louisiana resident. How do I determine this?

You can read more about residency requirements here. If you are still unsure or have questions, please contact the LSUS Admissions Office at 318-797-5061 or admissions@lsus.edu for further assistance. 

I'd like to be considered for scholarships. Is there a separate application for that?

To be considered for guaranteed scholarships, your completed application for admission will serve as your scholarship application. Information regarding additional scholarship opportunities can be found here.

I have submitted my application. How can I check on my status?

You can view your current application status by using your Student ID and PIN to log into your myLSUS account. Once logged in, click on "Admissions and Registration Status."  Please contact the LSUS Admissions Office at 318-797-5061 or admissions@lsus.edu for further assistance.

I have recently been admitted as a first-time freshman. How do I sign up for classes?

All first-time freshmen register for classes at a mandatory New Student Orientation. If you have been admitted to LSUS as a first-time freshman, you can learn more about orientation here.

I have recently been admitted as a transfer/visiting/returning student. How do I sign up for classes?

In order to register for classes, you will need to speak to an academic advisor in your department. Click here to find out who to contact.

I have already applied for admission, but I need to change my semester of entry. What do I need to do?

Please log into the returning students application and update your term of entry. You can log into the application here using your Student ID and PIN.

If I only sat out for a semester, do I still need to reapply to the university?

Yes, if you sat out for the fall or spring terms, you will need to reapply.  Please use your current Student ID and PIN to log into the application.

I lost my Student ID and/or PIN. How do I get them?

To retrieve your Student ID and/or PIN, please contact Information Technology Services at 318-797-5221, submit a ticket at helpdesk.lsus.edu (be sure to include your full name and telephone number), or email ITS at its@lsus.edu.  ITS office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central US Timezone). 

Is there an application fee?

Yes. There is a $20.00 required application fee for all applicants with U.S. citizenship. There is a $30.00 application fee for all international applicants.

How can I pay my application fee?

  • You can pay the application fee via your myLSUS account using a credit card.
  • You may mail a check or money order, made payable to LSUS, to: LSUS Attn: Accounting Services One University Place Shreveport, LA 71115.
  • You may pay in person at Accounting Services (Administration Building, Room 129) using cash, check, or money order.

How can I apply for financial aid?

For all financial aid questions, please click here. You may also contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-797-5363 or finaid@lsus.edu.

What is the cost of tuition at LSUS?

The tuition and fee breakdown for the current semester can be found here.

Are freshmen required to live on campus?

While we do have apartments on campus, there are no residency requirements. You can learn more about living on campus here.

Can I get my out-of-state fees waived?

Yes, however we have a limited number of out-of-state fee waivers available. Waivers do not cover all out-of-state fees, but they do cover a significant portion. To be considered for an out-of-state fee waiver, make sure to indicate your interest on the application for admission or fill out the form here.

How do I request a campus visit/tour?

You can find more information about visiting LSUS here.

I would like to have some information about LSUS sent to me. Whom should I contact?

You can fill out an information request form here.

I just have a few questions, but I don't need a full campus visit. Can I make an appointment to talk with an Admissions Counselor?

Sure! Appointments and individual visits can be arranged by calling the LSUS Admissions Office at 318-797-5061 or 800-229-5957.

What is the mailing address for the Admissions and Records Office?

LSU Shreveport
Attention: Admissions and Records
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

How can I contact the Admissions Office?

You can reach us by phone at 318-797-5061 or 800-229-5957, by email at admissions@lsus.edu, or by fax at 318-797-5286.

What are the hours of the Admissions Office?

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central US Timezone).

 
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