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Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Students

LSU Shreveport welcomes transfer students in every stage of their college careers. We can't wait to help you finish your degree with us! Get started with our Transfer Student Checklist.

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Must have earned 2.0 GPA on all college-level coursework attempted. This does not include remedial courses.
  • Must have completed a college-level English and college-level math course with a "C" or better.
  • Must have earned 18 hours of college-level coursework from a regionally accredited college. Remedial work does not count towards the 18 credit hours.
  • An Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate of General Studies from a regionally accredited college guarantees admission to the university. Any regionally accredited bachelor's degree does as well. An Associate of Applied Science does not guarantee admission to the university.

If you don't meet transfer requirements, you must...

In-State Requirements (only applicable if you don't meet transfer requirements)

  • Have completed 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 equivalent)
    • ACT Math sub-score greater than or equal to a 19 (SAT equivalent)
  • Cumulative CORE GPA of at least 2.0 (on 4.0 scale) OR an ACT composite score of at least a 20 (SAT equivalent).

Out-of-State and Home School Requirements (only applicable if you don't meet transfer requirements)

  • Option 1-Meet the in-state requirements listed above.
  • 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 equivalent), and have at least an 18 English ACT sub-score and a 19 math ACT sub-score (or SAT equivalent).
  • 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 sub-score (or SAT equivalent).

Scholarship Opportunities

LSUS Transfer Scholarship

  • $1,000 per semester.
  • 3.0 college GPA or better.
  • Earned 12 credit hours or more.
  • Your complete admissions application is your scholarship application. No additional application is required.
  • You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are admitted with an exception.

**Deadline: The application deadline is November 1 for spring enrollment and July 1 for fall enrollment.

Out-of-State Fee Waiver/Scholarship Requirements

Applicants who are residents in other states may be awarded an out-of-state scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

  • Transfer students (have completed at least 18 credits of coursework).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on college-level work.
  • Have no need for remedial coursework.
  • Be eligible to return to their previous institution and/or have attended a Louisiana college or university which classifed them as a resident for purposes of tuition and fee assessment.

Noel Foundation Scholarships

  • $4,000 per year
  • Renewable up to 2 years

Preferred Criteria

  • Students who have or will be graduating from BPCC or SUSLA are considered first to recieve this scholarship.
  • 2.5 college GPA or better.
  • Have not attempted more than 90 college hours.
  • Have majored in a program or course of study that leads to a bachelor's degree at LSUS.

LSUS Foundation Scholarships

LSUS Foundation Scholarships serve a variety of students. They are diverse in nature, have various award amounts, and have separate qualifying criteria. Transferring students interested in applying for these scholarships should visit here.

  • A student must be admitted to LSUS before submitting a Noel Foundation Scholarship or LSUS Foundation scholarship application.
  • Application deadline is June 1.

Additional Information

Privately funded scholarships are available for accepted students. Please contact the Office of Scholarships at 318-797-5054 for more information and visit here for a complete list of available scholarships and details regarding eligibility.

Have questions? Contact Assistant Director of Admissions, Dalton Ferrell at or 318-795-2443.

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