LSU offers a number of opportunities for students to transfer into the university once they have earned 30 transferrable hours from a regionally-accredited institution. These students must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA on all transferrable coursework and have credits earned in both college-level math and college-level English, above the remedial level. Learn more about transfer admission requirements.
Prospective LSU students may benefit from the partnerships that exist between LSU and various two-year institutions in the state. These partnerships result in articulation agreements that provide a seamless transition for students interested in transferring to LSU from these institutions. LSU currently holds defined articulation agreements with the following institutions.
Tiger Bridge Program: LSU and Baton Rouge Community College
The Tiger Bridge Program is a distinctive academic transfer program available by invitation only that combines the on-campus living experience unique to LSU, with the smaller class setting of Baton Rouge Community College. Students invited into the Tiger Bridge Program do not meet the minimum freshman requirements for admission to LSU.
After the successful completion of this one-year program, students will transfer fully to LSU for their sophomore year without an application. Space is limited in the Tiger Bridge Program, and students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Tiger Bridge Program website for more information.
Louisiana Transfer Degree
The Transfer Degree Guarantee is an easy transfer for students from a 2-year community college to a Louisiana 4-year public university. Courses are prescribed in the curricula to earn an Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer Degree or an Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer Degree. If these degrees are earned and a minimum grade of “C” is achieved in each course, then all 60 hours of course work will transfer to a Louisiana public 4-year university. Students must also meet LSU’s transfer admission requirements to be admitted.
Bridges to the Baccalaureate: Baton Rouge Community College and LSU College of Science
This program is open to biology and chemistry majors. Upon completion of one of the following degrees from BRCC, students transfer to LSU to complete a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences or Chemistry:
- Associate’s Degree in Biological Sciences
- Associate’s Degree in General Science with a concentration in biology, environmental science, or medical science
This program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and offers mentoring and tutoring at BRCC and LSU, as well as the opportunity to participate as a paid scholar in a science summer research program at LSU while studying at BRCC. Visit the Bridges to the Baccalaureate website for more information.
Bears 2 Tigers: Baton Rouge Community College
BRCC students who complete an associate’s degree in business, science, engineering, or humanities and social sciences may be admitted to LSU as juniors in their respective programs, as long as they meet LSU’s transfer requirements. Bears 2 Tigers students will benefit from specialized advisement that is designed for students on the Bears 2 Tigers track. Students interested in Bears 2 Tigers should contact the BRCC Admissions Office at 1-866-217-9823 for more information.
Bengal to Tiger: LSU Eunice
Students who opt to participate in the Bengal to Tiger Bridge Program will have the opportunity to complete their transfer requirements at LSU Eunice. Bengal to Tiger allows first time freshmen, who have not been accepted to the LSU Baton Rouge campus, make a smooth transition from LSU-E to LSU-Baton Rouge once they meet LSU’s transfer admission requirements. Please contact the LSU-E Admissions Office at 337-550-1305 for more information, or confirm your acceptance into the program on the Bengal to Tiger Bridge Program website.