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!
Effective Fall 2016
- High School Curriculum: Regents' core as outlined below (19 units)
- High School GPA and ACT/SAT:
- Minimum composite ACT of 23, or new SAT of 1130 (ERW + M1), or old SAT of 1050 (CR + M2 - pre 2016 test date), and overall GPA > 2.0. or
- Core GPA > 2.5 with a minimum composite ACT of 15, or new SAT of 810 (ERW + M1), or old SAT of 720 (CR + M2 - pre 2016 test date).
OUT-OF-STATE AND HOME-SCHOOLED
High School GPA and ACT/SAT:
Minimum composite ACT of 26, or new SAT of 1240 (ERW + M1), or old SAT of 1170 (CR + M2 - pre 2016 test date), and overall GPA > 2.0. or
Minimum composite ACT of 23, or new SAT of 1130 (ERW + M1), or old SAT of 1050 (CR + M2 - pre 2016 test date), and GPA on at least 17 credits of the Core > 2.5 or
Meet in-state requirement; see above.
- No Remedial Courses Needed:
- Minimum ACT Math sub-score of 19, or new SAT Math score of 500, or old SAT Math score of 460 (pre 2016 test date)
- Minimum ACT English sub-score of 18, or new SAT Writing and Language (W&L) score of 25, or old SAT Critical Reading score of 450 (pre 2016 test date)
Students meeting minimum admission standards except for the need for remedial courses must complete remedial courses at an institution that offers them during the summer in order to be admitted for the fall.
1 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing plus the Math section of the new SAT (ERW + M)
2 Critical Reading plus the Math section of the old SAT (CR + M)
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.
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High School Freshmen and Sophomores
- Make sure you take classes that will prepare you for college. Visit with your guidance counselor to keep you on track.
- Make the best grades you can to earn a high GPA. This will help you get scholarships.
High School Juniors
- Begin taking the ACT/SAT to get a better feel for the exam.
- Visit Louisiana Tech during the summer to learn what we have to offer.
High School Seniors
- Take the ACT/SAT. Prepare to do your best.
- Make an appointment to visit Louisiana Tech. Talk with an admissions recruiter and a professor in your area of interest. Take a guided tour of campus with a student tour guide.
- Apply for admission before January to be considered for scholarships.
- Apply for financial aid before April even if you do not plan to take out any loans. You may be eligible for additional scholarships, TOPS (Tuition Opportunity Program for Students) or grants. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- In April, register for summer orientation. At orientation you will become more familiar with campus and also register for your Fall classes.