Credit Transfer Examples
Direct Equivalent Transfer
If your transfer course is determined to be an exact equivalent to the corresponding LSU course, your course will be assigned an LSU course number.
Example: ENGL 101 = ENGL 1001
Transfer by Title
If your transfer course has not yet been evaluated by faculty or is determined not to be an exact equivalent to a LSU course, your course is transferable by title as elective credits.
Example: ENGL 200 = ENGL 2*** Comparative Literature
Developmental and remedial coursework will not apply to degree programs at LSU.
Only courses that are academic in nature will transfer to LSU. Vocational or technical training courses are not accepted for transfer credit.
Quarter Semester Conversion
Quarter Hour credit is divided by 1.5 or multiplied by .67 to equal semester hours.
Example: 5 QH = 3.3 SH
Additional Credit Transfer Options
Senior College Specifications
Credit allowed by Undergraduate Admissions is, in all cases, subject to review by a student’s senior college, regarding if credit will apply to a particular degree. Some Senior Colleges have specific rules for transfer grades and will only accept a “C” or better for required courses, or some will only accept a particular GPA in courses applied to a major. It is recommended that students carefully review senior college requirements and consult with their prospective senior college if they have specific questions about a particular program or degree.
Once admitted to LSU, transfer students will receive an evaluation of transfer credit summary in the mail. Students may consult with an academic advisor to determine which courses will need to be further evaluated by LSU faculty. If exact course equivalence is required, then an advisor may recommend submitting a course syllabus for review by the appropriate department. In this case, an evaluation of transfer credit form for out-of-state courses or substitution of transfer credit form for in-state courses would need to be completed by the department. Transfer Student Orientation will feature a transfer credit evaluation session that will allow students to get courses evaluated all at once.
For all in-state two and four year public institutions, LSU participates in the Articulation Matrix which is a crosswalk of how freshman and sophomore level courses transfer amongst the state. The Articulation Matrix can be found on the Board of Regents website.