Placement & Advanced Standing

ACT (The American College Test)

ACT scores are used for placement and for granting advanced-standing credit in freshman English and mathematics. Students who choose not to take the ACT Assessment will be placed in develpmental courses. 

Register for ACT:

  • National test date (register online at
  • Residual tests are offered on the LSUA campus just prior to each semester.  Contact the testing center for dates and registration information.  Katie Cooley,, 318-427-4492

Information about score requirements and credit awarded is presented in our General Catalog (approx. page 32).

Students should request ACT Scores from the ACT Web site
LSUA’s ACT Code Number is 015890.

AP (The Advanced Placement Program of the College Board)

Advanced Placement credit will be granted in appropriate subjects to admitted students who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on Advanced Placement subject examinations. Information about score requirements and credit awarded can be found in our General Catalog  (approx. page 33).

Talk to your AP teacher about taking the test. Scores are sent to the institution you designate on your answer sheet.

To request that your score reports be sent to LSUA, call 1-888-308-0013.

CLEP (Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Program)

LSUA awards credit on the basis of CLEP subject examinations.  Information about score requirements and credit awarded can be found in our General Catalog (approx. page 34).

CLEP tests are administered at many college testing centers.  You can indicate in the test software where to send your scores.
LSUA's school code is 015890.

To request a CLEP Transcript:

  • Download the Transcript Request Form. Mail the completed form with your payment to CLEP to the address on the form.
  • Or call (800) 257-9558 if ordering with a credit card. Please provide your name (at testing time), date of birth, social security number, exam title(s), test date, testing location/center, and where you want your scores to be sent.

Credit Exams (Departmentally Administered LSUA Credit Exams)

Students of superior ability and preparation and students who have already obtained a fundamental knowledge of subjects offered at the university may be permitted to take a credit examination in a specific course.

To initiate the examination, permission must be obtained from the appropriate instructor and from the chair of the department that offers the course.

Additional information about requirements and credit awarded can be found in our General Catalog (approx. page 35).