You're accepted! Now what?
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 admitted. Visit the Housing website for more information.
Step 2: Pay your Enrollment Deposit
All entering freshmen are required to submit a $250 enrollment deposit by May 1, which indicates an intent to enroll at LSU in the fall semester. The enrollment deposit is not an additional expense, just a pre-payment that is deducted from your fall tuition costs. Students who do not submit their enrollment deposit by May 1 will not be eligible to schedule classes or will have their classes purged that may have been scheduled during Spring Invitational. To pay your enrollment deposit, log in to myLSU. Select Student Services from the menu list, then Application Status.
Step 3: Complete the FAFSA
If you would like to apply for need-based financial aid, as well as TOPS, you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon after January 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 4: Register for Orientation
Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen to LSU, and the deadline to register is May 1. At orientation you will schedule and test out of classes, meet your future classmates, talk to representatives from your senior college, get your LSU ID, and much more! Orientation sessions are also available for parents and family members of new students. Visit the Orientation website for more information.
Step 5: Submit all Final Transcripts
In order to complete registration, you’ll need to submit final, official transcripts from all schools attended. This includes, your final high school transcript, dual enrollment transcript, and vocational or technical school transcripts. A list of 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, as well as a tuberculosis screening for all first-time LSU students. You should submit your records to the LSU Student Health Center 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 May for the summer semester, in July for the fall semester, and in November for the spring semester. You can access your fee bill through your myLSU account. Select Fee Bill under Registration Services. Be sure to monitor your myLSU account for details.