EARLY CREDIT

LSU accepts AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, and other credit. All official documents must be sent in for evaluation. View the charts below for more information.

ACT and SAT scores, as well as LSU placement exams are also used to award credit. Please visit the LSU Course Placement page to view those charts.

Advanced Placement credit is granted in appropriate subjects to freshmen who earn a specific score on Advanced Placement subject examinations, as specified in the chart provided. Students should send their AP scores to LSU through the College Board (LSU code: 6373).

Please note: Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.

LSU allows credit on CLEP subject examinations in 16 areas; however, credit is not allowed for CLEP general examinations. Policies governing minimum required scores and the acceptance of credit are established by the appropriate academic departments. Departmental course credit recommendations for satisfactory scores on CLEP subject examinations are included in the table provided. Department recommendations are subject to change. CLEP scores must be sent through the College Board (LSU code: 6373).

Please note: Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.

LSU participates in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Course Choice Program. For more information, visit the Course Choice website.

International Baccalaureate credit may be granted in appropriate subjects to freshmen who earn a grade of 4 or better on the IB higher level examinations. Credit is not allowed for IB subsidiary level examinations. Policies governing minimum required scores and the acceptance of credit of IB examinations are established by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials and by the appropriate academic departments. International Baccalaureate credit should be sent officially to LSU through the testing agency.

Please note: Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Program Overview

LSU has a Concurrent Enrollment Program especially designed for high school students who demonstrate the maturity and scholastic ability to be successful in college work. Participation in this program permits exceptional high school seniors to enroll in one or more courses at LSU when space, faculty, and other facilities are available. Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend classes on LSU’s campus.

Requirements to Participate

Students interested in concurrent enrollment must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA of 3.00
  • composite ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1210
  • recommendation from high school principal or counselor for enrollment in a specific course or courses
  • must have completed the most advanced courses offered by their school in the academic areas in which they wish to enroll or must be considered qualified for the college course by the principal or counselor

Cost

Students who participate in concurrent enrollment at LSU are responsible for all costs associated with attending LSU. These costs may include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, a student parking permit, and books.

Immunization

Louisiana law requires immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria, as well as a tuberculosis screening for all first-time LSU students. This includes students who are participating in concurrent enrollment. Students should submit their records to the LSU Student Health Center prior to attending class.

Application

Continued concurrent enrollment requires renewed approval each semester. Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Program form to get started.

Math Courses

Students who are interested in taking a course in MATH 1550 or higher must receive a passing score on the ALEKS test. Scores must be submitted to Office of Enrollment Management prior to enrolling in a course.

The LSU College Readiness Program allows eligible high school students to receive credit for specific college courses. These courses are facilitated at the student’s high school by teachers who have been certified by LSU to participate in the program.

LSU will accept all dual enrollment credit from four-year institutions, as well as academic-based, college-level credit from two-year institutions. Use the Tiger Transfer Tables to see how credit will transfer to LSU.

Students who enroll in any dual enrollment courses for college credit must attain a 2.0 college GPA. Students will need to request the college or university that awarded credit to send an official transcript to the address below. Transcripts can also be sent through eSCRIP-SAFE.

LSU Office of Enrollment Management
1146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803