Transfer Credit

Students can receive transfer credits for a variety of reasons. LSUA will make every effort to award students transfer credit from regionally accredited schools, approved testing agencies, military experience, ACE credits, or other approved methods in a manner that is consistent with transfer procedures and that helps the student reach their educational goals in the most direct way.

Official transcripts or test scores must be sent directly from the institution or agency awarding the credit or score.

Evaluation of transcripts will occur as transcripts are received.  Processing will be done in the order in which files are complete.  Admitted students will be able to view their transcript evaluation through the Self-Service portal once they have registered for classes.  A LSUA transcript cannot be released unless it contains LSU Alexandria courses.

transfer credit Search

Transfer course equivalencies are available by clicking the below link.  These equivalencies are both for in-state and out-of-state colleges/universities. 

Course Transfer Information - Click link to access searchable database

Instructions:  Find your home institution, click the arrow to the left of the school name to expand. Click the year that you took the course. Courses that have already been evaluated will show in the list and will indicate how LSU Alexandria will transfer that specific course. Courses with asterisks (*) in the course number do not have direct equivalent courses at LSUA. These courses may be used as free electives or your advisor may request a course substitution if appropriate.

TRANSFER CREDIT SEARCH - Disclaimer: Search may not produce a complete list of transfer credit courses. 

Transfer Credits For

Dual Enrollment

Students who were enrolled in one or more dual enrollment classes through a regionally accredited college/university while still in high school are required to provide an official transcript from that institution. Transcripts are required regardless of whether credit was earned.

Official transcripts must be requested from the original institution(s). LSUA participates in E-Script Safe and can send or receive transcripts electronically. Official transcripts must come directly to LSUA from the original institution either by mail or electronically, or in a sealed (unopened) envelope.

Financial aid cannot be processed until all official transcripts are received.  Official transcripts must be received by the first day of class or admission will be cancelled.

Transcripts must be sent to:
LSU Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA  71302

Questions about Dual Credit should be sent to

Military Credit

Students who have served on active duty in the United States military may receive Military Service credit.  In order to receive military credit, supply a copy of the following:

  • DD214 or DD295
  • American Council on Education (ACE) guide or
  • Army/American Council of Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)

Army Veterans should submit an official copy of their Army/American Council of Education Registry Transcript (AARTS).  To obtain transcripts, write to AARTS Operations Center, 298 Grant Avenue, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.  66027-1254 or fax: Commercial (913) 684-9497(9499) or DSN 552-9497 (9499)

Additional information on military service credit can be found in the General Catalog under the Admissions section.

Procedure for applying military credit from ACE Guide

Transcripts and documentation must be sent to:
LSU Alexandria
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA  71302

Police Academy Credit

Criminal Justice students who have passed a 320 hour (or more) basic training course as prescribed and certified by the Louisiana Council on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) may apply for fifteen semester hours of credit in lieu of CJUS 1107 (Introduction to Criminal Justice), CJUS 2131 (Police Process), CJUS 3025 (Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice), CJUS 4999 (Internship in Criminal Justice), and three hours of Criminal Justice elective credit at the 4000 level. If the training was completed outside of the State of Louisiana, it must transfer to Louisiana in Admission 2017-2018 page 34 | 2017-2018 LSUA Catalog accordance with Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 22, Part III, Chapter 47. Criminal Justice students who have completed Introduction to Correctional Techniques through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center may apply for nine semester hours of credit in lieu of CJUS 2216 (Corrections Process), CJUS 3025 (Ethical Leadership in Criminal Justice), and CJUS 4045 (The U. S. Prison System).

Students should request academy credit by contacting the Department Chair for Criminal Justice, Beth Whittington at,