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With a reputation for offering a private-college atmosphere at a public university, Louisiana Tech University, a selective-admissions university, is dedicated to challenging its students through the efforts of caring faculty members who are passionate about teaching, advising and research. As one graduate described the Louisiana Tech experience,

"At Tech, you'll belong. Tech is family."

Come join the Tech Family of more than 80,000 graduates!

Admission Requirements

Effective Fall 2012

IN-STATE STUDENTS must meet the following requirements:

  1. High School Curriculum: Regents' Core: 19 units (from Core 4 Curriculum--see below)
  2. Either:
    1. High School Core GPA: GPA on the Core of at least 2.5 with a minimum overall ACT of 15 or SAT subscores of 450 in English and 460 in Math
    2. ACT/SAT: ACT composite of at least 23 or SAT subscores of 450 in English and 460 in Math with a minimum overall HS GPA of 2.0
  3. NO Developmental Courses Needed: Minimum ACT/SAT subscore of 18/450 in English and 19/460 in Math (Students meeting minimum admission standards except for the need for developmental courses must complete developmental courses at an institution that offers them during the summer in order to be admitted for the fall.)

OUT-OF-STATE AND HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS must meet the following requirements:

  1. One of the following:
    1. ACT/SAT: ACT composite of at least 26 or SAT subscores of 450 in English and 460 in Math with a minimum overall HS GPA of 2.0
    2. ACT/SAT and HS Core GPA: ACT composite of at least 23 or SAT subscores of 450 in English and 460 in Math AND HS GPA on at least 17 credits of the Core of at least 2.5
    3. Meet In-State Requirements: See above.
  2. NO Developmental Courses Needed: Minimum ACT/SAT subscore of 18/450 in English and 19/460 in Math (Students meeting minimum admission standards except for the need for developmental courses must complete developmental courses at an institution that offers them during the summer in order to be admitted for the fall.)

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Louisiana Tech University may admit students not meeting all requirements. In such cases, the admission decision will be affected by the student's potential for degree completion and the need to enhance the university's demographically diverse student population. Some factors to be considered may include age, experience, ethnic background, and creative talent.

Regents' High School Core 4 Curriculum (19 units total)

REQUIREMENT ACCEPTABLE COURSES
4 ENGLISH - English I, II, III, and IV
4 MATH

- Algebra I/Applied Algebra I/Algebra I-Pt. 2

- Geometry/Applied Geometry

- Algebra II

- Financial Math/Math Essentials/Advanced Math: Pre-Calculus/Advanced Math: Functions & Statistics/Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Probability and Statistics/Discrete Math/approved elective 

4 SCIENCE

- Biology

- Chemistry

- 2 units from: Physical Science/Integrated Science/Physics I/Physics of Technology I/Aerospace Science/Biology II/Chemistry II/Earth Science/Environmental Science/Physics II/Physics of Technology II/Agriscience II/Anatomy and Physiology/approved elective (including approved IBC-related course)

4 SOCIAL STUDIES

- Civics/AP American Government + Free Enterprise (1/2 unit each)

- American History

- World History/World Geography/Western Civilization/AP European History

- World History/World Geography/Western Civilization/AP European History/Law Studies/Psychology/Sociology/Civics (2nd sem, 1/2 unit)/African American Studies/approved IBC-related course/Religion I, II, III, IV for nonpublic schools

2 FOREIGN LANGUAGES - 2 units from same language or 2 Speech courses 
1 ARTS - Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit: Art/Dance/Music/Theatre Arts/Applied Arts/approved IBC-related course 

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