Domestic Non Degree Seeking | LSU Graduate School

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Admission Requirements for Domestic Non-Degree Seeking Students

Some programs restrict non-degree students to particular courses or may not accept the work towards degree-seeking requirements if you later reapply as a degree-seeking student. Once you have determined which department you would like to apply to, contact its graduate advisor for additional information and to see if enrolling as a non-degree student is available. 

Remember to use an active email address to create your account when beginning an application. Be sure to check it often (including the spam folder) for messages regarding your application.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for non-degree admissions:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 (A = 4.00) on all undergraduate work and a GPA of at least 3.00 on any graduate work already completed.


Students applying for graduate non-degree admission must submit one transcript from the highest degree-granting institution and from each institution where graduate credit was earned or attempted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial review of your application, and you can usually download them directly from the universities you attended. If you are admitted, the Graduate School will require official transcripts if you did not submit them with your application. Official transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Student Admissions, 118 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. If your university offers the option of emailing official transcripts, they can be sent to

General Deadlines

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Term
May 15  November 1 May 15


Application Processing Fee 

If the application is submitted by the deadline listed above, the non-refundable application processing fee is $50.