photo of the canopy of a Japanese magnolia treeUndergraduate Admissions

The LSU College of the Coast & Environment admits students to undergraduate degree programs each semester and summer term. Consistent with university guidelines, a continuing student can apply for admission to a college during a period when no coursework is in progress.  This period basically runs from the day final grades are posted for a given semester until the last day to add courses for the next semester or term.  Students interested in admission to the College of the Coast & Environment are encouraged to call the college office at (225) 578-6316. 

New transfer students and returning re-entry students to the university must submit an undergraduate application before admission can be reviewed.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in entering the College of the Coast & Environment should pay close attention to the mathematics and science courses they select. 

Transfer students from other accredited colleges or universities will be permitted to enter the college when they:

  • Present, by means of an official transcript, evidence that they have met the current admission requirements of the university and senior college
  • Receive approval of the dean of the college. 


Students will be admitted to the college when they:

  • have earned 24 or more semester hours of credit in courses numbered 1000 or above;
  • have maintained a grade-point average of at least 2.00 on both LSU and overall averages;
  • have passed all courses in mathematics and science with grades of "C" or better or received special approval of the dean of the college;
  • have passed ENGL 1002 1001 or the equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
  • have earned credit in MATH 1022 OR 1023 OR 1550 OR 1551 with a grade of "C" or better.