You're accepted! What's next?
Step 1: Register for Orientation
Orientation is required for all degree-seeking transfer students at LSU. You will receive an invitation to register for orientation via email once registration opens or approximately two business days after you are accepted to LSU. You are urged to register as soon as possible to indicate your intent to enroll at LSU and ensure there is adequate time to evaluate your transfer coursework.
Once you have signed up for orientation, our office will evaluate all transfer coursework on your record that is not currently posted in the Tiger Transfer Tables. The course evaluation process takes approximately 10 business days, but can take longer for courses that require additional information.
Step 2: Get Advised and Schedule Classes
When your course evaluation is complete, you can contact an academic advisor to begin the scheduling process. All transfer students must meet with an advisor before scheduling. Transfer advising will also be available at orientation for those who have not yet registered for classes.
Step 3: Complete the FAFSA
If you would like to apply for federal financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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.
Please note: If you have been provisionally accepted, federal regulations prohibit our office from awarding you federal financial aid until all final official transcripts are received and you have been fully accepted.
Step 4: Apply for Housing
If you’re interested in living on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as you’re accepted. All housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on when you apply for housing.
Step 5: Submit all Final Transcripts
In order to complete registration (Step 7), you’ll need to submit final official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. You can confirm that your transcripts have been received on myLSU.
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 June 1. The Student Health Center collects all immunization records.
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 on myLSU about one month before the semester you plan to enroll. If you have not submitted all of your final transcripts (Step 5), you will not be able to access your fee bill.