Transfer Student

A transfer student is defined as someone who enrolls at the university for the first time who has previously attended another regionally-accredited institution. The following requirements must be submitted in order to receive an admission decision.


A non-refundable fee of $20.00 ($30.00 for international students) is required of ALL students to process the application for admission. 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.


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


Transfer students are not required to submit an official transcript for admission to SUSLA, unless the student requests that credits earned while attending another regionally-accredited institution be applied towards a certificate or degree at SUSLA.  

*Transcript may be requested by the Financial Aid Office for verification of attempted hours to determine satisfactory academic progress (SAP).


Transfer coursework earned from colleges and universities accredited by the regional accrediting associations are accepted by the University.

All transfer coursework will be noted on the student’s academic record. Transfer credit will be given for those courses in which a grade of "C" or better is achieved. No credit will be given for grades of "D" or below, or for "remedial or developmental courses".

Evaluation of transcripts for credit will not be performed prior to the receipt of a completed application, with admission fee, and official transcripts from each regionally-accredited institution attended, and immunization record.

Additionally, the Academic degree plan must be completed and submitted along with the Transfer Credit Articulation Request Form in order to complete this process. You will need to schedule an appointment with an advisor to complete the Academic Degree plan review.

Contact an advisor:
  • If your major is in the Division of Allied Health and Nursing - email
  • If your major is in the Division of Business, Math, Science and Technology - email
  • If your major is in in the Division of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education - email 

Both the Transfer Credit Articulation form along with the completed Academic Degree plan must be uploaded to Office of Admissions Secure Document Upload. We will not process your request without both forms being completed.

The Office of Admissions will perform articulation of transfer coursework on official transcripts received at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Transcripts received within 30 days of the start of the semester will be articulated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Transfer Credit Articulation Request Form
Academic degree plans

If you are transferring from a Louisiana state college or university please utilize the Louisiana Board of Regents Articulation system to determine transfer equivalencies of general education courses.


Applicants who wish to appeal a transfer credit decision must apply to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs within 30 days after notification of acceptance of transfer credit hours. No transfer credit will be accepted past the established 30-day provisional period.

Priority Application Deadlines. The Office of Admissions strives to process admission applications between 7 to 10 business days after receipt of all required admission documents.

To meet this goal, the following admission application deadlines are in placed to ensure priority processing:

Fall Semester - July 1st
Summer Sessions - April 1st
Spring Semester - November 1st

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