Mar 27, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criteria for Admission

Students seeking admission as first-time freshmen or as transfer students with fewer than eighteen non-developmental hours of credit must meet criteria for admission as detailed on the previous page. Transfer students with more than eighteen non-developmental hours must meet minimum GPA and course eligibility requirements (see Section I of “Rules and Regulations”  in this Catalog).

Students who do not meet the stated criteria but who wish to attend UL Lafayette are invited to apply for Admission by Committee. In reviewing these applications the University’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee looks beyond the basic numeric criteria and gives particular attention to factors such as the quality of the student’s high school curriculum, high school rank, special talents, extracurricular activities, teacher recommendations, leadership abilities, and membership in an under-represented group. In all cases, the Committee’s overriding consideration will be the student’s potential to succeed in the UL Lafayette academic environment.

Adult students over twenty-one who do not meet the stated criteria are admissible under several other admission programs. First-time freshmen who are over the age of twenty-five can be admitted through the 25 Plus program which requires only a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Applicants aged twenty-one through twenty-four who have earned a high school diploma or GED can be admitted either as degree-seeking part-time students or as non-degree-seeking DOORS students.

All first-time freshmen in-state, out-of-state, or home-schooled must meet the following:

Qualification for either Freshman English or College Algebra - Require no remedial courses. Students who earn a Math score of 19 on the ACT (460 on the SAT) are eligible to enroll in college-level Math. Students who earn an English ACT score of 18 (450 on the Verbal SAT) are eligible to enroll in Freshman English.


Have at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

In-state freshman must have the 19 units of the Louisiana Board of Regents high school Core 4 Curriculum.

English-English I, II, III, IV (4)

Mathematics-Algebra I (one unit) or Applied Algebra I; Algebra II, Geometry (or Applied Geometry), acceptable fourth math (Financial Math, Math Essentials, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Advanced Math-Functions and/or Statistics, Discrete Math, etc). (4)

Science-Biology, Chemistry, two additional units (Physical Science, Physics, Biology II, Chemistry II, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Agricultural Science II, Anatomy/Physiology, or approved science courses) (4)

Social Studies American History;World History, Western Civilization, or World Geography Civics and Free Enterprise (one unit can be Civic or American Government), fourth unit of Psychology, Sociology, Religion, any of these courses, or acceptable social studies course work (4)

Fine Arts Survey- Fine Arts Survey or one unit of music, dance, theatre, or approved IBC-related course (1)

Foreign Language- (two units in the same language) (2)


All in-state applicants must meet one of the following requirements for admission
Have a core grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale


Have an ACT Composite of 23 or SAT 1050 Critical Reading and Math

Out-of-State or Home Schooled applying for admission must meet one of the following for admission:

Successfully complete 17 out of 19 credits required for Core 4 curriculum with a core GPA of 2.5 and have a composite ACT of 23 (1050 SAT and Critical Reading and Math)


Meet in-state student requirements above including 19 units Louisiana Board of Regents High School Core 4


Have an ACT composite of 26 (SAT 1170 Critical Reading and Math)

Transfer and International students please refer to for admission requirements