Transfer Direct

Enrollment for International Transfer Students

Transfer Direct, designed specifically for international transfer students, takes the guesswork out of the university transfer process and puts students on a fast track toward getting a US university degree.

A simple, streamlined, and personalized experience for international transfer students, Transfer Direct from Shorelight offers:
  • Value through expertise – Dedicated, expert Shorelight advisors support and work with students to determine their best-fit transfer universities, reviewing both past qualifications and future goals.
  • Fast admissions decisions – Compared to the standard admissions process, Shorelight offers short wait times for students to determine next steps.
  • Full transparency – Students receive customized course recommendations with clear guidance about which credits are eligible to transfer and which enrollment paths lead to the shortest path to graduation.

Transfer services are designed to support students from any location, with dedicated transfer advising for all regions.

How it Works

  1. Complete your LSU Global application and submit your postsecondary transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  2. Along with your conditional offer, our admissions team will provide a Preliminary Credit Assessment outlining the coursework that is estimated to be transferable to LSU.
  3. Meet with your recruiter to discuss the Preliminary Credit Assessment and to learn more about the transfer student experience at LSU.
  4. On arrival to campus, submit your postsecondary transcripts from all institutions previously attended and course descriptions and/or course syllabi and our team will help you register for your new courses right away!

Transfer Admission Requirements

For applicants with less than 30 postsecondary semester credits, GPA is calculated from accredited secondary institutions or equivalent and postsecondary institutions

Admission Requirements
International Direct
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be in good academic standing
Academic Accelerator Program
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be in good academic standing
Extended Accelerator Program
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be in good academic standing

English Requirements

Students must meet LSU’s English-language proficiency requirements in order to be eligible for Transfer Direct. Eligible transfer applicants can qualify for English-language proficiency waivers based upon qualifying postsecondary criteria.


Am I considered a transfer student at LSU Global?
Students who have graduated from high school or the international equivalent and have enrolled in college coursework following high school graduation are considered transfer students at LSU Global. Students who completed college credit coursework at the same time as completing their high school diploma or international equivalent (including AP and IB exams) are considered first-year students with potential transfer credit.
What is a Preliminary Credit Assessment?

A Preliminary Credit Assessment is an unofficial review of your postsecondary coursework completed during the admission process. It identifies the courses that are likely to transfer to LSU and how many estimated credits you are likely to receive. The assessment can be completed based upon unofficial transcripts, including ungraded in-progress coursework. Applicants will receive their Preliminary Credit Assessment within one week of receiving their conditional offer letter.

An official transfer credit evaluation is completed by the Office of Admissions after you have arrived on campus. Official transcripts are required for this process. For credit to be considered to meet major-specific requirements, curriculum evaluation is required.

What kind of postsecondary credit is accepted for transfer?

LSU accepts academic postsecondary coursework from institutions that are US regionally accredited, or the international equivalent with an earned grade of C or above.
There is not a maximum number of credits accepted, but students must complete at least 25% of the total semester credits required for the degree in residence at LSU.

You can find courses that have previously been accepted by LSU in the Tiger Transfer Tables.

Will my AP, IB, A/AS-Levels, etc. be accepted for transfer credit?

LSU accepts Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge International A/AS Levels, Subject CLEP exams, and International Baccalaureate (IB) for credit where students show proficiency by earning at least the minimum accepted score. You can find more information online about subjects and minimum scores accepted for AP, CLEP, IB, and A/AS Levels (found under United Kingdom > GCE Advanced Levels and GCE Advanced Subsidiary Levels).

How do I send my AP, IB, or CLEP scores to LSU?

You can order your scores to be sent directly to LSU.
Order your AP exams here. Use LSU CEEB code 6373.
Order your IB results here.
Order your A/AS results here.
Order your CLEP scores here.

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