If you have not completed post high school courses, including vocational or technical school courses but excluding military training courses, you will be evaluated as a freshman based on your high school grades and ACT/SAT scores.
If you have completed courses after high school, you will likely be evaluated as a transfer student.
Your application will be evaluated based on your academic history and likelihood of success at LSU. Your unique experiences and skills will certainly be taken into account when reviewing your admissions application. Our admissions staff with military experience will ensure your service is properly valued.
Yes, some credits are accepted and can be seen by clicking here.
Yes, veterans and service members are eligible for one credit hour for every four months of active duty, with a maximum of 12 credit hours for four years of active duty. Additionally, your military transcript will be evaluated, and credit may be awarded. This credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for lower level courses. All upper level courses are accepted, excluding duplicates.
We highly encourage you to submit an application for review and to contact our Veteran & Military Admission counselor. Depending on the amount of credit awarded for active duty and on your military transcript, you may meet the transfer student requirements.
Current and former members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard can send military transcripts through the Joint Service Transcript System. Once logged in, select "Transcripts," then "Official Transcript Request." Search for "Louisiana State," and select online delivery to Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.
Current and former members of the Air Force must request transcripts through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
You will need to contact your high school and request official transcript to be sent in a sealed envelope to the following address:
Act 581 calls for Louisiana public universities to consider the following students as residents for tuition purposes:
No, any veterans benefits paid under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs should not be reported as income to the IRS.
LSU has a chapter of the Student Veterans of America, as well as the Semper Fi Society. The Student Veterans of LSU organization hosts a number of events throughout the semester and monthly lunch meetings. For more information, contact us or Student Veterans of LSU.