First-time Freshman


A non-refundable application processing fee of $20 is required of all applicants. The application fee is required regardless if applicant ultimately enrolls or not. Application fees can be paid online when submitting the web application, by mail with a cashier’s check or money order, or by credit card by calling the Cashier at 318.670.9305.


Official transcripts from all previous schools (including evidence of obtaining a high school diploma) or Evidence of successful completion of the Test of General Educational Development (GED) in the form of an official report of test scores, mailed directly from the Department of Education or the official GED Testing Center to the Office of Admissions. Note: Home-schooled students must submit official transcripts with original authorized signature.


Each student entering the university shall provide satisfactory evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases to include but not be limited to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus/diphtheria, and meningitis. This policy applies to all students entering the institution for the first time and all students returning after an absence of one semester or more. Under circumstances where the immunization records cannot be readily obtained, or for personal reasons, the student may sign an immunization waiver during the application process. In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease, students without immunization records will be exclude from the premises until the appropriate disease incubation period has expired or the unimmunized person presents evidence of immunization. Immunization waiver form


Submit test scores (ACT, SAT, Compass, or AccuPlacer). Applicants who have not taken either of these exams must take the AccuPlacer on established test dates set by the SUSLA Testing Center. Contact the SUSLA Testing Center at the University address or call 318-670-6450 for testing dates.

New first-time non-traditional freshmen (age 25 or older) seeking admission into degree programs are not required to have test scores on file. However, students without test scores may be placed in developmental courses. Students may opt to take the AccuPlacer to place into college-level courses.

Students seeking admission into non-degree programs are not required to have test scores on file. Note: some non-degree programs may have

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