Admission Requirements

Effective Fall 2023

Louisiana Tech University is a selective admission university. We take your high school coursework, your high school GPA, and test scores (ACT or SAT) into consideration for admission. Our application opens in mid-July and admission decisions are released on a rolling basis. Students who are not initially admitted will be placed on a waitlist and will be reevaluated whenever new information arrives (midterm or final transcript, test scores, etc.).

All students are encouraged to apply for admission and are encouraged to stay in touch with their admissions counselor through each step of the process.

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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.