Apply as a Transfer or a Continuing Student
What does it mean to apply to the Ogden Honors College as a transfer or a continuing student?
Transfer students are applying to the honors college if they are coming from another college or university. Continuing students are current LSU students who did not join or get accepted into the honors college as an incoming freshman.
Transfer students entering LSU and current/continuing LSU students are welcome to apply for admission to the Ogden Honors College if they meet the following recommended admission criteria:
- 3.5 cumulative GPA in all college coursework taken
- An excellent 400-600 word essay
- At least four semesters of college course work remaining in their major
Transfer students must first complete the LSU Application for Undergraduate Admission, then the Ogden Honors College’s separate Transfer and Continuing Student Application. Transfer students must be admitted to LSU before their Honors College application will be reviewed. Official transcripts from previous institutions must be sent to the University's Office of Undergraduate Admission and Student Aid. Additional copies of transcripts may also be sent to the Honors College. High school information and ACT/SAT scores will not be taken into consideration during admission review.
Continuing LSU Students
Students currently attending LSU must complete the Ogden Honors College’s Transfer and Continuing Student Application. Students may apply for admission after completion of at least one full-time semester. Students are not required to submit transcripts as they can be obtained through student records. High school information and ACT/SAT scores will not be taken into consideration during admission review.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, but will be reviewed for either fall or spring semester admission. Applications will be reviewed in the weeks following the application deadline. Students will be notified of their admission status approximately 1-3 weeks after the application deadline.
Spring 2024 applicants: December 31, 2023
Fall 2024 applicants: June 30, 2024