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Louisiana College accepts applications for admission from students of accredited secondary schools and students transferring from accredited colleges without regard to race, sex, color, handicap, age, creed or national origin. Also, special criteria have been established to receive applications from students from unaccredited high schools and non-graduates of high school.

All students who are seeking to enroll in classes at Louisiana College for the first time or those returning to Louisiana College after having been absent the preceding semester (excluding summer or special terms), must apply for admission under one of the following categories:

Degree-Seeking Students
Provisional Students
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Special Admissions Programs

Continuing students are those pursuing uninterrupted study at Louisiana College after having been accepted for unconditional admission. An application for admission is not required for continuing students, and they are not required to attend summer or special terms to be considered continuing.

The following application outline will help the student determine what is required in order to be considered for admission to Louisiana College.

Degree-Seeking Students

A degree-seeking student is one who has received approval under the appropriate academic criteria to pursue courses for credit toward a degree from Louisiana College. All students applying for admission under degree-seeking status must submit or have on file in the Office of Admissions prior to registration for classes:

  1. Application for admission. A $25 application fee is required.
  2. Transcript of high school and/or college credits or GED scores for a high school equivalency diploma.
  3. A preliminary transcript should accompany the application for admission. This transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the student’s high school and must arrive in a sealed envelope in order to be considered official. A final transcript should be sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible following high school graduation. Individuals who are not certain that they possess a 2.0 grade point average, as outlined below for high school and transfer students, should submit a transcript no later than two weeks before registration.

First-Time Freshmen

A first-time freshman is a student who graduated from high school at the end of the previous school term, who graduated from high school prior to the end of the previous school term and has not attended any institution of higher education since graduating, or who was admitted under the Early Admissions program. These students must complete the two requirements listed above for all degree seeking students and these additional requirements:

  1. ACT Student Profile Report or SAT Student Profile Report: This report should be prepared by ACT or SAT specifically for Louisiana College. Report information is utilized for academic counseling and placement. (Report request forms are available in the admissions office.) Students who have been out of high school for two or more years may be exempted from this requirement.
  2. Dormitory Application: All applicants desiring college housing should submit an application for a room and a non-refundable pre-payment of $75 at least six weeks prior to registration. The dormitory application and pre-payment must be on file and admission to the college granted prior to room assignment. Single students are required to live in a dormitory unless special arrangements are made.
  3. A report of medical history is required of all students and a Proof of Immunization for all students born after 1956.

Graduates of accredited high schools must meet one of the following requirements to be accepted for unconditional admission:

  1. Score a composite of 20 or above on the ACT (1030 on the SAT), AND possess an academic grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on academic core subjects  or
  2. Score a minimum composite of 17 on the ACT (900 on the SAT), AND possess an academic grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on academic core subjects   or
  3. Score a minimum composite of 18 on the ACT (940 on the SAT) AND possess an academic grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale on academic core subjects  or
  4. Score a minimum composite of 19 on the ACT (980 on the SAT) AND possess an academic grade point average of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale on academic core subjects.

In addition to the above requirements, a high school diploma is required for admission with the following 24 units mandatory:

English 4 units (emphasis on literature and composition)
Mathematics 4 units (Algebra I & II, and Geometry or higher level math)
Science 3 units (at least 2 units of lab science)
Social Studies 3 units (1 unit with United States focus, 1 unit with world focus)

The balance of the units required for admission may be earned in the following academic areas: English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, humanities, fine/performing arts, physical education, health, and computer science (provided a substantial programming or mathematical component is established.)

For out-of-state students, each state’s minimum mandatory unit requirements must be met.

Non-graduates age 18 or older, graduates of unaccredited high schools, and home-schooled students are accepted on the basis of GED scores (with a minimum score of 500 in each area) AND a composite ACT score of 17 (SAT of 900) or higher OR a minimum ACT composite of 20 (SAT of 1030).

Transfer Students

A transfer student is a student who has attended an institution of higher education, did not graduate from high school at the end of the previous school term, and is attempting to transfer credit from that institution to LC.

These students must complete the two requirements listed above for all degree seeking students and these additional requirements:

  1. Transcript of college work from each college attended. Louisiana College accepts official transcripts as physical and official e-script or electronically verified copies.
  2. Dormitory Application: All applicants desiring college housing should submit an application for a room and a non-refundable pre-payment of $75 at least six weeks prior to registration. The dormitory application and pre-payment must be on file and admission to the college granted prior to room assignment. Single students are required to live in a dormitory unless special arrangements are made.
  3. A report of medical history is required of all students and a Proof of Immunization for all students born after 1956.

Students with fewer than 20 hours of transferable credit (excluding remedial courses) must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. Must be in good standing with the institution from which they are transferring. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 or better.
  2. Must submit an official copy of their final high school transcript and official copies of their ACT scores.
  3. Must meet LC’s minimum freshman admission policy (see above) in addition to the minimum GPA required for transfer.

Students who have completed 20 or more hours of transferable credit (excluding remedial courses) must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. Must be in good standing with the institution from which they are transferring. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 or better.
  2. Must pass the following LC course equivalents with a “C” or better prior to transferring:

Students who do not meet the above-stated transfer admissions requirements may appeal their admission decision to the Admissions Committee by requesting a review in writing. An interview with a representative of the Admissions Office is required prior to committee review of appeal.

For other stipulations concerning transfer credit, see the section above on Credit Evaluation.

Enrollment Confirmation Fee

The enrollment confirmation fee is required to be paid prior to registering (entering a class schedule) for the student’s first semester/term at Louisiana College. Students registering by July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester will be required to pay a $100 enrollment confirmation fee. An enrollment confirmation fee of $150 will be required for all students registering after these dates.

The enrollment confirmation fee is only refundable when the student provides written notification to the Louisiana College Office of Admissions of their decision not to attend by July 1 for the fall semester and January 5 for the spring semester.. The fee is otherwise non-refundable.

The enrollment confirmation fee can be paid to the Louisiana College Business Office by cash, personal check, cashier’s check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). However, students are strongly encouraged to pay the enrollement confirmation fee online at www.lacollege/confirm.

Returning Students

A returning student is one who has been absent one or more semesters (excluding summer and special terms) and has not been enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another institution during this absence. Students who were on provisional or probationary status at the conclusion of the last semester they attended Louisiana College will return under the same status.

These students must complete the two requirements listed above for all degree seeking students and these additional requirements:

  1. All returning students must complete a Returning/Degree Seeking Student Application Form. Those who were suspended for academic reasons will return on Academic Probation, provided they have not attended another institution in the interim. Course work taken during the period of suspension is not eligible for transfer. If the student has attended another institution since suspension from LC, the student must reapply for admission as a Transfer Student. Readmission is not automatic. These applications must be approved by the Admissions Committee.
  2. Dormitory Application: All applicants desiring college housing should submit an application for a room and a non-refundable pre-payment of $75 at least six weeks prior to registration. The dormitory application and pre-payment must be on file and admission to the college granted prior to room assignment. Single students are required to live in a dormitory unless special arrangements are made.
  3. A report of medical history of all students and a Proof of Immunization for all students born after 1956. These items do not have to be resubmitted if already on file.