Center for Freshman Year

Welcome to the Center for Freshman Year

The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) is the academic unit for most new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. It exists primarily to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the Center at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU. Some students may be granted additional time for enrollment if they have not yet declared a major.

Important Spring 2018 Dates (updated dates highlighted in yellow)

Wednesday January 10
  • Spring Classes Begin
Monday January 15
  • Martin Luther King Holiday
Tuesday January 23
  • This marks the last day students will be moved off of waitlists and into courses.
  • This marks the final date to receive a 90% refund of University fees.
Wednesday January 24
  • Final date for dropping courses without receiving a 'W' by 4:30 p.m. deadline
Thursday January 25
  • Final date to meet with a counselor to complete paperwork to implement grade exclusion policy
  • Final date for adding courses and making section changes by 4:30 p.m. deadline
  • myLSU is closed to all students at 4:30 p.m. for system work.
  • This marks the final date for changes from regular to pass/fail grading.
  • This marks the final date to transfer from UCFY to a senior college or from one senior college to another.
  • Last day to change from credit to audit.
Monday February 12
  • Mardi Gras Holiday begins at 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday February 14
  • Classes resume at 12:30 p.m. following Mardi Gras Holiday
Friday  March 23
  • Final date for resigning or dropping courses with a 'W' by 4:30 p.m. deadline
  • Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours


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Academic Advising

UCFY Academic Counselors are here to serve you. Make it a point to contact us by:

  1. Students will be seen on a walk-in basis in 150 Allen Hall from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 

    January 3 – 22, 2018  

    March 19 – 23, 2018

     When you arrive in 150 Allen Hall, please check in with the front receptionist area. After we verify your information, you will sign in with the first available counselor using computers in the front counter.

    2. Students will be seen on an appointment basis only from -

    January 23 – March 18, 2018

    March 26 – May 31, 2018

     Click here to schedule UCFY appointment

    If you are unable to schedule an appointment, please check the appointment system at 8:00 a.m. for same day appointment availability.  If you are more than 10 minutes late for the appointment, you will need to reschedule. Please contact us at 225-578-6822 if you have trouble scheduling an appointment online.

     3. Students may send an email -
    You can send an email inquiry to and a counselor will respond to you within two business days. Alternatively, you can send an email to a specific counselor by clicking on Staff Directory under Academic Advising on this webpage and finding their email address.

Meet with an Advisor

Phone: 225-578-6822

Office Location & Hours:
150 Allen Hall
8:00 am–4:30 pm 

Schedule an Appointment

Email an Academic Advisor



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