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Frequently Asked Questions
What is First Year Experience?
The First Year Experience (FYE) is a department within the LSU Student Life & Enrollment here to provide the resources and support you need to succeed. FYE is here to facilitate a positive transition to LSU through programs and outreach to enhance student success inside and outside the classroom.
Can I speak to a counselor about scheduling classes, changing my major, or for academic advising?
If you have any questions about scheduling classes or changing your major, by contacting your senior academic college or University Center for Freshman Year (UCFY).
How do I set up an appointment with UCFY?
You can make an appointment with a UCFY counselor one of four ways:
1. Calling UCFY at 225-578-6822
2. Emailing email@example.com
3. Visit 150 Allen Hall
4. Utilize the virtual academic counselor link
How do I drop a class?
Students can drop a class via your PAWS account until the seventh day of class without receiving a “W.” After that date, you would need to visit your senior academic college or UCFY to have a counselor drop the class on your course schedule. The last day to drop classes each semester occurs during the first weeks of November and April.
Where can I find a tutor or receive tutoring assistance?
We encourage all students to talk to their professor or teaching assistant during their office hours. You can also contact LSU’s Center for Academic Success (CAS). CAS offers free assistance with homework, test preparation, and study strategies in many subjects. The services are provided by trained peer tutors, and no appointment is necessary. The main tutorial center is located in 141 Middleton Library, and it is opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. CAS also provides a list of private tutors on the website; however, these tutors are not employed with CAS, and the tutors determine the prices for their services. If you have any questions about CAS or any of the tutoring options, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-2872.
I am a prospective student, and I am very interested in receiving more information about LSU and your admission process. Could you send me more information?
Certainly! For information about the admission process, financial aid or for general information about LSU, please contact LSU Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid. You can contact them at 225-578-1175 or email@example.com.
How do we register for a campus tour?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid offers daily tours Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Check-in and registration for our tours begins at Pleasant Hall. You can register for a tour here.
What is the minimum GPA, SAT, and/or ACT scores for admission into LSU?
The minimum GPA you must have is a 3.0. You must also have a minimum SAT score of 1030 or a minimum ACT score of 22. Visit this link for additional information other requirements.
I want to transfer to LSU. What is the admission process for transfer students?
A prospective transfer student should submit an admission application and an official transcript from each college or university attended, whether or not credit was earned, to LSU Undergraduate Admission & Student Aid. The steps and requirements for transferring into LSU can be found here.
Financial Aid & Student Fee Bills
I have a question about financial aid, TOPS, and/or scholarships. Who do I contact?
Please contact LSU’s Financial Student Aid Office at 225-578-3103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a question about the student fee bill. Who do I contact?
Please contact LSU’s Bursar’s Office at 225-578-3357 or email@example.com.
Who should I speak to if I have a question about housing/dorms/residential life?
Please contact LSU Residential Life at 225-578-8663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does registration for summer orientation open and close?
Registration for the Freshman Orientation Advising and Pre-registration (FOAP) program opens in mid-February, and it closes at the beginning of May. You may register for Orientation through your PAWS account. If you have any specific questions about registering for orientation, please contactt LSU Orientation at 225-578-2634 or email@example.com.
What is STRIPES?
S.T.R.I.P.E.S. (Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, and Promoting Education and Service) is a four-day, three-night program designed to prepare first year students for the transition to LSU. At S.T.R.I.P.E.S., students learn what it really means to be an LSU Tiger! Key components include: Academic Success; College Readiness; History & Traditions; Involvement; Leadership Development; Relationship Building; Student Services. For more information, visit the site or contact S.T.R.I.P.E.S.