Information for transfer students | LSU College of Agriculture

Transfer Students

Thank you for considering the LSU College of Agriculture to continue your education. We want to work with you to make your transfer into one of our majors as easy as possible.

Please review the transfer admission requirements and the application process established by the LSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid. 

Once you are admitted to a program in the College of Agriculture, there are several steps you will take before starting classes. 

  • Send all transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid. They will evaluate all of your courses and post your credit. The College of Agriculture does not review transcripts! If you are planning to transfer from a Louisiana school, you may review the Louisiana Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix to determine if and how your courses will transfer

  • Sign up for transfer orientation. At orientation, you will meet with an adviser in your major who will look at the coursework you have completed and determine what you still need to finish your degree. 

  • Review the LSU General Catalog. The College of Agriculture section of the catalog outlines the degree requirements for all majors. Use this tool to get a better sense of your progress towards your intended major. The college cannot tell you how many hours you have left in your degree until  you attend orientation, meet with an adviser, and have all courses evaluated. 

  • Familiarize yourself with CATS. 

    • The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to help you reach academic success at LSU and make sure that you are progressing toward graduation each semester. Each major has a RECOMMENDED PATH that is the optimal path for graduation in four years. CATS checks your progress each semester by tracking you on the CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS needed and gives you feedback when you are not meeting those requirements. First-time freshmen will be tracked, beginning their first semester of enrollment at LSU, transfer students will be tracked beginning their second semester of full time enrollment at LSU.