Minimum Admission Standards

The following minimum admissions criteria for first-time freshmen entering one of the eight universities in the University of Louisiana System were adopted by the Board of Supervisors in October 2009.  Universities may choose to implement standards higher than the minimum requirements with Board approval.  For the most up-to-date admissions standards, please visit the individual institution websites.

FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

Fall 2011 Implementation unless otherwise noted

Louisiana Tech University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Grambling State University (Fall 2012)
McNeese State University
Nicholls State University (Fall 2010)
Northwestern State University
Southeastern Louisiana University (Fall 2010)
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Completion of Regents CORE
AND
Require no more than one developmental course
AND
Have a minimum HS GPA of 2.0
AND
Meet at least one of the following:

Completion of Regents CORE
AND
Require no more than one developmental course
AND
Have a minimum HS GPA of 2.0
AND
Meet at least one of the following:
  • High School GPA of 2.6 or greater OR
  • ACT 24 or greater OR
  • High school graduation rank top 25%
  • High School GPA of 2.35 or greater OR
  • ACT 21 or greater OR
  • High school graduation rank top 50%

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  Louisiana Tech University
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Grambling State University
McNeese State University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University
Southeastern Louisiana University
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Effective Fall 2011
  • 18 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 18 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen
  •  12 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 12 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen
Effective Fall 2012
  •  21 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 21 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen
  •  15 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 15 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen
Effective Fall 2013
  •  24 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 24 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.25 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen
  • 18 hours or more (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better; no developmental deficiencies
  • Less than 18 hours (exclusive of developmental):
    • Cumulative GPA 2.0 or better and meet all other admission standards for First-Time Freshmen


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