LSU accepts AP, IB, CLEP, dual enrollment, and other credit. All official documents must be sent in for evaluation. View the charts below for more information.
AP (Advanced Placement)
Advanced Placement credit will be granted in appropriate subjects to freshmen who earn a grade of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement subject examinations, as specified in the chart provided. Students should send their AP scores to LSU through the College Board, using the code 6373.
2014-2015 AP Credit
Please note: The credit posted on this chart is for AP exams taken in the 2014-2015 academic year (August 2014-July 2015) only. Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then select Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.
|Art History||3||ARTH 1440 or 1441||3|
|Art History||4||ARTH 1440 and 1441||6|
|Biology||3||BIOL 1201 and 1202||6|
|Biology||4||BIOL 1201, 1202, 1208, and 1209||8|
|Chemistry||4||CHEM 1201 and 1202||6|
|Chemistry||5||CHEM 1421, 1422, and 1212||8|
|Computer Science A||4||CSC 1253 or 1350||3|
|Economics: Microeconomics||4||ECON 2000||3|
|Economics: Macroeconomics||4||ECON 2010||3|
|English Language & Composition||3||ENGL 1001||3|
|English Language & Composition||4||ENGL 1001 and 2025 or 2027 or 2029 or 2123||6|
|English Language & Composition||5||ENGL 1001, 2025 or 2027 or 2029 or 2123, and 2000||9|
|English Literature||Same as above|
|Environmental Science||3||ENVS 1126||3|
|French Language||3||FREN 1001 and 1002||8|
|French Language||4||FREN 1001, 1002, and 2101||11|
|French Language||5||FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, and 2102||14|
|Geography, Human||4||GEOG 1001 and 1003||6|
|German Language||3||GERM 1101 and 1102||8|
|Government, U.S. Politics||3||POLI 2051||3|
|Government, Politics (Comparative)||3||POLI 2053||3|
|History, American||3||HIST 2055 or 2057||3|
|History, American||4||HIST 2055 and 2057||6|
|History, European||3||HIST 1003||3|
|History, European||4||HIST 1003 and 2022||6|
|History, World||3||HIST 1007||3|
|Latin||3||LATN 1001 and 2051||8|
|Latin||4||LATN 1001, 2051, and 2053||11|
|Latin||5||LATN 1001, 2051, 2053, and 2065 or 2066||14|
|Mathematics: Calculus AB||3||MATH 1431||3|
|Mathematics: Calculus AB||4||MATH 1550||5|
|Mathematics: Calculus BC||3||MATH 1550||5|
|Mathematics: Calculus BC||4||MATH 1550 and 1552||9|
|Music Theory||4||MUS 1799||3|
|Physics B||4||PHYS 2001||3|
|Physics B||5||PHYS 2001 and 2002||6|
|Physics C: Mechanics||4||PHYS 2110||3|
|Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism||4||PHYS 2113||3|
|Spanish||3||SPAN 1101 and 1102||8|
|Spanish||4||SPAN 1101, 1102, and 2101||11|
|Spanish||5||SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, and 2102||14|
|Spanish Literature||Same as above|
|Studio Art: 2-D Design||3||ART 1008 or 1011||3|
|Studio Art: 3-D Design||3||ART 1009 or 1012||3|
|Studio Art: Drawing||3||ART 1010 or 1847||3|
CLEP Subject Examinations
LSU allows credit on CLEP subject examinations in 20 areas; however, credit is not allowed for CLEP general examinations. Policies governing minimum required scores and the acceptance of credit are established by the appropriate academic departments. Departmental course credit recommendations for satisfactory scores on CLEP subject examinations are included in the table provided. Department recommendations are subject to change. CLEP scores must be sent through the College Board, using the code 6373.
2014-2015 CLEP Credit
Please note: The credit posted on this chart is for CLEP exams taken in the 2014-2015 academic year (August 2014-July 2015) only. Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then select Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.
|CLEP Subject Examination||Minimum Score||Courses||Credit|
|American Government||58||POLI 2051||3|
|American History I||50||HIST 2055||3|
|American History II||50||HIST 2057||3|
|Calculus with Elementary Functions||56||MATH 1550||5|
|College Algebra||50||MATH 1021||3|
|College Mathematics||50||MATH 1029||3|
|College Composition||58||ENGL 1001||3|
|College French||35||FREN 1001||4|
|College French||39||FREN 1001, 1002||8|
|College French||45||FREN 1001, 1002, 2101||11|
|College French||50||FREN 1001, 1002, 2101, 2102||14|
|College German||40||GERM 1101||4|
|College German||48||GERM 1101, 1102||8|
|College German||54||GERM 1101, 1102, 2101||11|
|College German||61||GERM 1101, 1102, 2101, 2102||14|
|College Spanish||40||SPAN 1101||4|
|College Spanish||48||SPAN 1101, 1102||8|
|College Spanish||54||SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101||11|
|College Spanish||61||SPAN 1101, 1102, 2101, and 2102||14|
|Human Growth and Development||50||PSYC 2076||3|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||50||PSYC 2060||3|
|Introductory Psychology||50||PSYC 2000||3|
|Introductory Sociology||46||SOCL 2001||3|
LSU has a College Readiness Program where eligible high school students can receive credit for college math. These courses will be taught by teachers at the student’s high school who have been certified by LSU and are qualified to teach college level math. For more information, visit the College Readiness website.
LSU participates in the Louisiana Department of Education’s Course Choice Program. For more information, visit the Course Choice website.
Dual Enrollment at LSU
LSU has a Dual Enrollment Program especially designed for high school students who demonstrate the maturity and scholastic ability to be successful in college work. Participation in this program permits exceptional high school seniors to enroll in one or more courses at LSU when space, faculty, and other facilities are available. Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend classes on LSU’s campus.
Requirements to Participate
Students interested in dual enrollment must meet the following requirements:
- GPA of 3.00
- composite ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1210
- recommendation from high school principal or counselor for enrollment in a specific course or courses
- must have completed the most advanced courses offered by their school in the academic areas in which they wish to enroll or must be considered qualified for the college course by the principal or counselor
Students who participate in dual enrollment at LSU are responsible for all costs associated with attending LSU. These costs may include, but are not limited to, tuition and fees, a student parking permit, and books.
Louisiana law requires immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria, as well as a tuberculosis screening for all first-time LSU students. This includes students who are participating in dual enrollment. Students should submit their records to the LSU Student Health Center prior to attending class.
Continued dual enrollment requires renewed approval each semester. Complete the Dual Enrollment Program form to get started.
Students who are interested in taking a course in MATH 1550 or higher must receive a passing score on the ALEKS test. Scores must be submitted to Office of Enrollment Management prior to enrolling in a course.
Dual Enrollment not at LSU
LSU will accept all dual enrollment credit from four-year institutions, as well as academic-based, college-level credit from two-year institutions. Use the Tiger Transfer Tables to see how credit will transfer to LSU.
Students who enroll in any dual enrollment courses for college credit must attain a 2.0 college GPA. Students will need to request the college or university that awarded credit to send an official transcript to the address below. Transcripts can also be sent through eSCRIP-SAFE.LSU Office of Enrollment Management
1146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
IB (International Baccalaureate)
International Baccalaureate credit may be granted in appropriate subjects to freshmen who earn a grade of 4 or better on the IB higher level examinations. Credit is not allowed for IB subsidiary level examinations. Policies governing minimum required scores and the acceptance of credit of IB examinations are established by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Credentials and by the appropriate academic departments. International Baccalaureate credit should be sent officially to LSU through the testing agency.
2014-2015 International Baccalaureate Credit
Please note: The credit posted on this chart is for IB exams taken in the 2014-2015 academic year (August 2014-July 2015) only. Courses listed are subject to change after being reviewed yearly. For credit awarded in previous years, use the General Catalog. Select the specific year, then select Undergraduate Admissions in the left menu, then Other Enrollment Opportunities.
Advanced placement credit is given for Higher Level (HL) exams only, with grades of 4 or higher.
|Biology||4 or 5||BIOL 1201 (3), 1208 (1)|
|Chemistry||4||CHEM 1201 (3)|
|Chemistry||5||CHEM 1201 (3), 1202 (3), 1212 (2)|
|Computer Science||5||CSC 1253 (3) or 1350 (3)|
|Economics||5||ECON 2030 (3)|
|English Literature (A1)||4||ENGL 2025 (3)|
|English Literature (A1)||5||ENGL 2025 (3), 2027 (3)|
|Geography||4||GEOG 1001 (3), GEOG 1003 (3)|
|Global Politics||4||POLI 2057 (3)|
|History: Europe and the Muslim World||4||HIST 2020 (3)|
|History: New World History||4||HIST 2023 (3)|
|History (all other)||4||HIST 2**** (3)|
|Language A1: English||4||ENGL 2025 (3)|
|Language A1: English||5||ENGL 2025 (3), 2027 (3)|
|Mathematics||4||MATH 1021 (3), 1431 (3)|
|Mathematics||5||MATH 1021 (3), 1550 (3)|
|Music||4||MUS 1751 (3)|
|Music||5||MUS 1751 (3), 1799 (3)|
|Physics||4||PHYS 2001 (3)|
|Physics||5||PHYS 2001 (3), 2002 (3)|
|Psychology||4||PSYC 2000 (3)|
|Theatre||4 or 5||THTR 1020 (3)|
|Visual Arts: Standard Level A||4||ART 1008 (3) or ART 1011 (3)|
|Visual Arts: Standard Level B||4||ART 1001 (3)|
|Other HL’s||4||3 credit hours by title (1***)|
LSU Orientation Placement Examinations
Students will have the opportunity to test out of LSU courses during orientation. For more information, visit the Office of Orientation website.