Admission Requirements

Effective Fall 2020

In-state students

High School Curriculum

Regents Core: 19 units (from Core 4 Curriculum)

High School GPA and ACT/SAT

  1. Minimum composite ACT of 23, or SAT of 1130 (ERW + M) and overall GPA >2.0 or
  2. Core GPA >2.5 with a minimum composite ACT of 15 or SAT of 830 ERW + M
Regents’ High School Core Curriculum

19 units total

Requirement Acceptable Courses
Four Englishes English I, II, III, and IV
Four Maths One unit of Algebra I, Applied Algebra I, Algebra I-Pt.2
One unit of Geometry / Applied Geometry
One unit of Algebra II
One of the following: Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Math: Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math: Functions & Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, approved elective
Four Sciences One unit of Biology
One unit of Chemistry
Two units of from: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, approved elective (including approved IBC-related course)
Four Social Studies One unit of American History
One combined unit of Civics, AP American Government + Free Enterprise (half unit each) • One of the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History
One of the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Civics (2nd semester, half unit), African American Studies, approved IB related course (Religion I,II,III,IV for non-public schools)
Two Foreign Languages Two units from same language or two Speech courses
One Art Fine Arts Survey or one unit: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Applied Arts, approved IBC-related course
Out-of-state and home-schooled students

High School GPA and ACT/SAT:

  1. Minimum composite ACT of 26 or SAT of 1240(ERW + M and overall GPA >2.0. OR
  2. Minimum composite ACT of 23, or SAT of 1130 ERW + M, and GPA on at least 17 credits of the Core >2.5.  OR
  3. Meet in-state requirement; see above
For all students

No Remedial Courses Needed:

  • Minimum ACT Math sub-score of 19, or new SAT Math score of 510, or old SAT Math score of 460 (pre 2016 test date)
  • Minimum ACT English sub-score of 18, or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) score of 500, or old SAT Critical Reading score of 450 (pre 2016 test date)

Students meeting minimum admission standards except for the need for remedial courses must complete remedial courses at an institution that offers them during the summer in order to be admitted for the fall.

1 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus the Math section of the new SAT (ERW + M)
2 Critical Reading plus the Math section of the old SAT (CR + M)

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Louisiana Tech University may admit students not meeting all 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.

Interested in Louisiana Tech University?

Get ahead in the college search

You can prepare for college while you’re still in high school.

How? Check out this checklist.

High school freshmen and sophomores

  • Make sure you take classes that will prepare you for college. Visit with your guidance counselor to keep you on track.
  • Make the best grades you can to earn a high GPA. This will help you get scholarships.

High school juniors

  • Begin taking the ACT/SAT to get a better feel for the exam.
  • Visit Louisiana Tech during the summer to learn what we have to offer.

High school seniors

  • Take the ACT/SAT. Prepare to do your best.
  • Make an appointment to visit Louisiana Tech. Talk with an admissions recruiter and a professor in your area of interest. Take a guided tour of campus with a student tour guide.
  • Apply for admission before January to be considered for scholarships.
  • Apply for financial aid before April even if you do not plan to take out any loans. You may be eligible for additional scholarships, TOPS (Tuition Opportunity Program for Students) or grants. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • In April, register for summer orientation. During orientation you will become more familiar with campus and also register for your Fall classes.