Students can earn advanced placement credit in several ways. The Office of Enrollment Management, in collaboration with the LSU faculty, will determine a students’ college placement standing by using information from several sources.
- Many students across the nation gain credit by taking AP examinations through The College Board. The University has developed a chart to indicate which credits a student may earn via AP exams. View the AP Chart.
- LSU will review subject The College Board’s CLEP examination scores to determine a student’s placement. Please see LSU’s CLEP credit chart for credit requirements.
- Students who participate in the International Baccalaureate Program should submit IB transcripts to LSU for review. LSU IB credit chart indicates specific credits that can be obtained.
- Students can also obtain advanced-placement credit by taking LSU placement examinations when attending an orientation session. For more information, please contact LSU’s Office of Orientation.
LSU has a College Readiness Program where eligible high school students can receive credit for college math. These courses will be taught by teachers at the student’s high school who have been certified by LSU and are qualified to teach college level math. For more information on this program, please click here.
The University has a Dual 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 must have a GPA of 3.00 (“B”), a composite score of 27 ACT/1210 SAT, and be recommended by the high school principal or counselor for enrollment in a specific course or courses. Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend classes on LSU’s campus.
Students applying for dual enrollment study 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. Continued dual enrollment requires renewed approval each semester. To access the application for the Dual Enrollment Program, please click here.
LSU participates in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Course Choice Program. For more information on this program, click here.