You're accepted! Now what?
Step 1: 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 2: Apply for Housing*
Living on campus at LSU is extremely popular. If you are interested in securing a spot on campus, you should apply for housing as soon as you’re admitted.
Step 3: Register for Orientation*
Orientation is the starting point of your journey at LSU. It gives you the opportunity to schedule classes, meet your future classmates, talk to representatives from your senior college, and learn about unique, exciting programs and services available to you at LSU. During the transfer evaluation session, representatives from various departments will be on hand to evaluate your coursework. Please come prepared with a catalog, syllabus, and transfer course descriptions from previous institutions.
Step 4: Get Advised*
Transfer credit evaluation and academic advising will be conducted at Transfer Student Orientation; however, transfer students may contact an academic advisor beforehand. Transfer students cannot schedule classes until after consulting with an academic advisor.
Step 5: 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 6: Submit all Final Transcripts
If you are currently enrolled at another institution, you will need to submit your final, official transcript as soon as grades are posted, or you will not be able to complete registration. 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 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.
*Provisional admits can complete Steps 1-5 before being fully admitted.