Here's what admissions counselors Melissa Hart and Seth Schilling had to say about a question some of you may be thinking: Why is it taking so long to find out if I've been accepted?
Waiting on a Transcript and/or Test Scores
A reason you might not have been accepted yet is because LSU is waiting on either your transcript or your test scores. Louisiana high school students do not have to send a transcript, but out of state students must mail an official transcript or submit a transcript through Naviance.
Test scores must also be official and sent through the ACT or SAT. LSU’s school code for ACT is 1590 and 6373 for the SAT.
“We receive A LOT of applications throughout September and November, and we process applications in the order we receive documents. It is very important for parents and families to be patient,” stated Seth Schilling.
Waiting for Mid-Year Grades
Another reason you may not have been accepted is because LSU is waiting for your mid-year grades. This can happen if you are a student who has a GPA that is not quite at the 3.0 mark. Your myLSU account will let you know if this is the case.
Need Updated Test Scores
Another reason you may not have been accepted is because LSU is waiting for your updated test score. This can happen if you are a student whose score is not quite high enough yet. Again, your myLSU account will let you know if this is the case.
So what can you do in the meantime?
Check your myLSU account
Your myLSU account will let you know where your application stands. If you need clarification, contact your admissions counselor, but your myLSU account should tell you everything you need to know. Your myLSU login and password were emailed to you immediately following submission of your application. Contact the ITS Help Desk if you need help accessing your login credentials at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-3375.
Check your email daily
Be sure to check your myLSU and your email account frequently! If we need additional documents or higher academic credentials, this is the primary way our office will communicate with you to let you know.
Touch base with (but don’t pester) your Admissions Counselor
Your LSU Admissions Counselor is your first point of contact for everything LSU. They can let you know what specific issue it is that’s keeping you from knowing your admission decision. But remember, this is an extremely busy time for them, so be patient, and don’t ask for an update everyday.
Do you have any other questions about why it’s taking so long to find out if you’ve been accepted? Comment below and let us know!