A visiting student is any student who is enrolled and eligible to continue in coursework at another institution (in good academic and institutional standing), but is interested in attending LSU for one semester or summer semester.
HOW TO APPLY
1. COMPLETE COMMON APPLICATION ONLINE
In the "Visiting Student" section of the Common Application, select that you wish to apply as a Visiting Student.
*International Students applying as a Visiting Student are only eligible to apply for the summer semester.
2. SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS
After applying, prospective visiting students should send an official transcript from each college or university attended, whether or not credit was earned, desired, or transferable. If you are currently enrolled in a college at the time your application is submitted, you should submit final transcripts from previous institutions, as well as an in-progress transcript from your current institution. At the end of your current semester, you should submit final transcripts from your current institution and ensure that the transcript lists any enrolled courses for upcoming semesters, if applicable.
Students will need to contact the Registrar's Office from each college or university they attended and request they submit an eSCRIP-SAFE or mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to the following address:
LSU Office of Enrollment Management
1146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Students accepted on a visiting student basis who wish to be considered for regular admission must complete a new application for admission and must supply official transcripts of all college work previously taken. These students will be evaluated on the admission standards in place for transfer students at the time of their application for regular admission.
Visiting students who gain admission to the university as regularly accepted students are subject to the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their admission as regular students.