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Admission Requirements

For admission to the Professional Aviation Department, applicants must meet the requirements for admission to Louisiana Tech University.

 

Admission Procedures

All students are encouraged to apply for admission. Louisiana Tech University may admit students not meeting all stated requirements. In such cases, the admission decision will be affected by the student’s potential for degree completion and the need to enhance the University’s demographically diverse student population. Some factors to be considered may include age, experience, ethnic background, and creative talent.

All high school grade point averages are calculated under uniform policies on a 4.00 scale. For scholarships, the University may take into consideration special designation on high school transcripts, such as honors and advanced placement courses.

 

Freshman Admission

Applicants for freshman admission and all applicants who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours of college credit must show proof of graduation from an accredited high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development Test (GED). No student with an ACT composite less than 15 or SAT less than 710 will be admitted. Students who meet the following requirements may be admitted:

In-State Student Admission Criteria
Completion of 19 units Regents’ Core (Core 4 Curriculum)
AND
Core 4 GPA of 2.5* or greater
OR
ACT composite score of 23/ SAT 1050** or greater
AND
Require no remedial course. A remedial course is not required if your ACT/SAT
sub score is: English ≥ 18/450; Math ≥ 19/460

*Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA will not be admitted.
**Applicants with less than a 15 ACT/SAT 710 composite score will not be admitted.

Out-of-State Student and Home-Schooled Admission Criteria
Must meet one of the following three criteria:
1. The in-state requirements listed above
OR
2. ACT composite score of 23/SAT 1050 or greater, and a 2.5 grade point average on
at least 17 units of the required HS Core 4 Curriculum
OR
3. ACT composite score of 26/SAT 1170 or greater, and require no remedial courses.
A remedial course is not required if your ACT/SAT sub score is: English ≥ 18/450;
Math ≥ 19/460

CORE 4 curriculum information is located at www.doe.louisiana.gov/topics/grad_reqs.html. Freshmen applicants who intend to enroll in the Fall should apply by July 1 to be considered for priority enrollment and have ACT or SAT scores and high school transcripts on file. All freshmen are strongly encouraged to participate in the orientation program. Orientation includes testing for placement, the opportunity to meet with a faculty advisor, and completion of registration for the Fall. Announcements of dates and other information are sent to admitted students.

 

Transfer Admission

Students desiring to transfer to Louisiana Tech University with fewer than 24 non-remedial semester hours of college-level credit from a regionally accredited institution must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale), must meet the same requirements as an entering freshman, must be eligible to re-enter the institution from which he/she is transferring, and have no need for remedial coursework. Students who have completed 24 or more non-remedial semester hours of college-level credit from a regionally accredited institution must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale on all transfer work), and must have completed a college-level English and a college-level mathematics course designed to fulfill general education requirements, and must be eligible to re-enter the institution from which he/she is transferring. Students transferring must submit an application and a complete, official transcript from each college attended, whether credit was earned or transferable. Transcripts must be mailed directly from the college/university to Louisiana Tech. Students who fail to acknowledge attendance at any college or university in which they have been registered are subject to having their admission canceled or, if enrolled, to being dismissed from Louisiana Tech. Evaluations concerning probation, suspension, grades, grade point average, hours pursued, and hours earned are based on Louisiana Tech’s standards regardless of prior determinations at the other institutions attended.

No student is admitted if under scholastic or disciplinary suspension from another college or university. A suspended student will not be considered for admission until the time interval of suspension has elapsed; where such interval is not clearly defined, it is equal to a period comparable to rules in place at Louisiana Tech. An undergraduate student suspended from a System university may not enroll in another university within the System, but may enroll in a community college. To ensure minimal or no loss of credits upon return to the university, it is recommended that the student consult with his/her university advisor regarding the choice of courses to be taken at the community college. Credits earned under these conditions may be accepted for a degree at the suspending institution provided grades of “C” or higher are earned in each of the courses to be transferred.

Provisional status may be granted prior to scheduled registration dates on an individual basis. Provisional status is based on incomplete or unofficial transcripts, and, if the required transcripts are not received by the end of the first quarter, the student will not be permitted to attend subsequent quarters. When the required transcripts are submitted and if the student is determined to have been ineligible, no credit will be awarded for the initial quarter. No credit earned while under suspension from another institution is accepted toward a degree at Louisiana Tech. Official Louisiana Tech academic transcripts are not provided to any student with incomplete admissions records.

Accreditation status of transfer institutions is verified using the American Council on Education publication Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education, and through use of the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs. Transfer course work is posted from official transcripts received directly from institutions accredited by the following associations:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission
on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning
Commission (NCA-HLC)

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., Commission on
Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on Colleges

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for
Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

While all transfer course work is posted, the applicability of specific courses for the chosen curriculum is determined by the academic department head in conjunction with the college dean.

Louisiana Tech computes the GPA on all courses attempted, including repeated courses, courses with incomplete grades, and those with any other grades, except grades of W, WA, WB, WC, WD and No Credit, under this system:

GRADE Number of Quality Points
A 4
B 3
C 2
D 1
F 0


The symbols “+” and “-” are disregarded.



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