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Admission Standards Increasing

The Board of Regents approved new requirements, which will start in the fall of 2012, are:

  • high school grade-point average of 2.0 in CORE classes.
  • a 20 composite score on the ACT.
  • no remedial or developmental courses (begins 2014).
  • take the Regents high school core curriculum.


    Admission Requirements

    Louisiana Public University Minimum Admissions Criteria

    Note: The requirements listed below are the Board of Regents minimum requirements. Some institutions have adopted or may choose to adopt additional requirements. Please check with the specific institution(s) for additional admissions requirements.

    Selective I


    Criteria:
    * Completion of Regents’ high school core curriculum
    AND
    * High school GPA of 3.0 or greater OR
    * ACT composite score of 25 or greater OR
    * High school graduation rank top 10% of class AND
    * Require no remedial course work

    LSU and A&M College



    Selective II


    Criteria:
    * Completion of Regents’ high school core curriculum
    AND
    * High school GPA of 2.5 or greater OR
    * ACT composite score of 23 or greater OR
    * High school graduation rank top 25% of class AND
    * Require no more than one remedial course

    Louisiana Tech University
    University of Louisiana-Lafayette
    University of New Orleans




    Selective III


    Criteria:
    * Completion of Regents’ high school core curriculum
    AND
    * High school GPA of 2.0 or greater OR
    * ACT composite score of 20 or greater OR
    * High school graduation rank top 50% of class AND
    * Require no more than one remedial course

    LSU-Shreveport
    McNeese State University
    Nicholls State University
    Northwestern State University
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    University of Louisiana-Monroe
    Southern Univ. A&M
    LSU-Alexandria
    Grambling University (effective Fall 2010)
    Southern University-N.O. (effective Fall 2010)




    Open Admissions


    Criteria:
    * Diploma from a BESE-approved high school OR
    * GED or its equivalent OR
    * Appropriate score on an Ability to Benefit test

    Baton Rouge Community College
    Bossier Parish Community College
    Delgado Community College
    Delta Community College
    L. E. Fletcher Technical Community College
    LSU-Eunice
    Nunez Community College
    River Parishes Community College
    South Louisiana Community College
    Southern University-Shreveport
    SOWELA Technical Community College
    Louisiana Technical College



    Regents Core

    Units
    Core
    Courses
    4 English English I, English II, English III, and English IV
    3 Math Algebra I (1 Unit) or Algebra IA or IB (2 Units), Alebra II, and choose between Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or an approved advanced math substitute
    3 Science Biology, Chemistry, and Choose between Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, or Physics for Technology
    2 History American History World History or Western Civilization or World Geography
    1 Civics Civics and Free Enterprise (one unit combined) or Civics (one unit)
    1 Fine Arts Survey Fine Arts Survey
    2 Foreign Language Foreign Language (two units in the same language)
    ˝ Computer Science Computer Science, Computer Literacy, or Business Computer Applications
    1 Math or Science An additional unit of advanced math or advanced science from among the following courses: Geometry, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Algebra III, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics III, Advanced Mathematics I, Advanced Mathematics II, Integrated Mathematics III, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, or Physics II

    17.5 Total Units

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