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LSU Alexandria remains ''open''

Released: 07/18/2005

A high school diploma or its equivalent is all that is needed to attend LSU Alexandria for the Fall 2005 semester, university officials said.

Although other state four-year universities are implementing tougher admissions standards beginning with the fall semester, LSU Alexandria can maintain its “open admission” status until Fall 2007.

To get into LSU Alexandria, potential students must have a high school diploma or GED. They also must provide ACT scores along with their application. ACT scores are used for placement purposes only.

Applications for the fall semester are now being accepted. Applications received before Aug. 1 will receive priority consideration. Registration will be Aug. 17 and 18, and classes begin on Aug. 22.

Most state universities are instituting selective admission requirements effective this fall. To be considered for admissions students must have completed the Board of Regents’ high school curriculum and meet one of the following: have a high school grade-point average of at least 2.0, have an ACT composite score of at least 20 or have a high school graduation rank in the top 50 percent in class. The standards do not apply to people over age 25.

Four-year universities instituting the tougher standards are LSU-Shreveport, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern, the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, University of New Orleans and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Grambling and Southern-New Orleans, do not have to institute the stricter standards until 2010.

Two-year colleges will remain open admissions.