Postsecondary Admission Requirements


Four-Year Institutions

The Board of Regents group public, four-year universities by institution type. Each grouping shares minimum standards for ACT scores and high school GPAs in the core curriculum. Universities may adopt additional, more specific or rigorous requirements.

All applicants must complete the Regents’ 4 Core curriculum, which is composed of 19 credits: four units each in English, math, science and social studies; two units of world language; and one unit of fine arts. The Board of Regents will use the TOPS University Diploma curriculum starting with the 2018 high school graduating class. Universities may make exceptions to the minimum admission standards for 4 to 8 percent of the freshman class, depending on the institution type.

Minimum Performance Requirements by Institution Type

Institution Type High School GPA ACT Composite
Flagship (Louisiana State University) 3.0 25
Statewide Universities 2.5 23
Regional Universities 2.0 20

Two-Year and/or Technical Colleges

Community colleges are open-admission institutions. Applicants must complete an admissions application, submit their high school diplomas, GED credentials and/or scores on institutional tests that indicate their ability to benefit from instruction, provide proof of selective service registration, and produce immunization records. System policy states that specific educational programs may require additional admissions documentation.