Apply for Academic Common Market

Step 1: Contact your home state’s SREB rep

To begin the Academic Common Market process, you’ll need to contact your home state’s SREB representative. Your home state’s representative will have documents for you to submit before moving on in the ACM process.

How to find your state’s SREB rep

  1. Visit the Program Search page on the SREB website
  2. Select your home state
  3. Click the “State Information” button

Step 2: Submit the LSU ACM interest form

Upon submission of ACM Interest Form, your interest in Academic Common Market at LSU will be officially recorded, and you will receive an email within three days confirming your interest.

Step 3: Get fully accepted to LSU

After completion of your current coursework, you will need to submit an official, final transcript to be fully accepted to LSU. Details of what is needed can be found in your application status on myLSU.

Step 4: Send official letter to SREB state rep

Once you are fully accepted to LSU, you will receive a letter via US mail from our office that you will need to submit to your home state’s SREB rep.

Step 5: Monitor myLSU for tuition exemption

Upon receipt of your official letter, the SREB will send confirmation to LSU that you are eligible to enroll in Academic Common Market. Because of this, your tuition exemption may not be updated by the time fee bills are due. Exemptions will be accepted until the last day of classes each semester, and refunds will be issued for the difference.

Step 6: Continue to meet the requirements for Academic Common Market

Once enrolled at LSU, the University Registrar will monitor your eligibility for Academic Common Market. See additional provisions below:

  • To maintain the full ACM exemption you must remain in the state-approved respective degree program and enroll in a minimum of 12 hours of courses that apply directly to the approved degree program
  • If you enroll part-time or in less than 12 credit hours of degree-applicable courses, you will only receive a partial exemption
  • If you change majors, you will need to reapply for ACM to continue to receive the exemption
  • If you are not enrolled at LSU for one or more fall or spring semesters, you must reapply for ACM through your state coordinator
  • Contact the University Registrar for any inquiries or changes to your degree program