You're accepted! What's next?
Step 1: Apply for Housing
Although not required for incoming freshmen, living on campus at LSU is extremely popular. If you’re interested in securing a spot on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as you’re accepted.
Step 2: Complete the FAFSA
If you would like to apply for federal financial aid, as well as TOPS, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon after October 1 as possible. To apply, you’ll need LSU’s school code, which is 002010. Apply early and be sure to check the FAFSA for the list of deadlines for state aid. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information on the FAFSA.
Step 3: Submit your Enrollment Deposit
Entering freshmen are required to submit a $250 enrollment deposit by May 1 if they are enrolling in the fall semester. The enrollment deposit is not an additional expense, just a pre-payment that is deducted from your fall tuition costs. To pay your enrollment deposit, log in to myLSU. Select “Student Services” from the menu list, then “Application Status.”
Step 4: Register for Orientation
Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen to LSU, and the deadline to register is May 1. Registration opens in January. At orientation you will schedule classes for your first semester at LSU, meet your future classmates, talk to representatives from your senior college, get your LSU ID, have the opportunity to get course credit, and much more! Orientation sessions are also available for parents and family members of new students.
Step 5: Submit all Final Transcripts
In order to complete registration (Step 7), you’ll need to submit final official transcripts from all schools attended. This includes, your final high school transcript, dual enrollment transcripts, and vocational or technical school transcripts. A list of all transcripts needed and received can be found in “Documents Received” on myLSU. Select “Student Services,” then “Application Status” in the main menu.
Step 6: Submit your Immunization Records
Louisiana law requires immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and tetanus-diphtheria. LSU also requires a completed tuberculosis questionnaire for all first-time LSU students. You should submit your records and complete the TB questionnaire prior to attending orientation.
Step 7: Complete Registration
Completing registration requires paying and submitting your fee bill. Fee bills are generated after you schedule your courses. Fee bills are released in about a month before the semester you plan to enroll. Once all of your final transcripts are submitted (Step 5), you can access your fee bill through your myLSU account. Select “Fee Bill” under “Registration Services” in the main menu.