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Transfer Eligibility

In order for a student-athlete to transfer to LSU and be immediately eligible, he or she must meet the following requirements:

Two-Year College Transfer​

Qualifier (for student-athletes initially enrolling full-time in a collegiate institution on or after 8/1/2012)

A transfer student from a two-year college who was a qualifier is eligible for competition in the first academic year in residence only if the student: 

 
(a) Has spent at least one full-time semester or one full-time quarter in residence at the two-year college (excluding summer sessions);
 
(b) Has presented a minimum grade-point average of 2.50; and

 

(c) Has satisfactorily completed an average of at least 12-semester or quarter hours of transferable-degree credit acceptable toward any baccalaureate degree program at the certifying institution for each full-time academic term of attendance at the two-year college. 

Non-Qualifier (for student-athletes initially enrolling full-time in a collegiate institution on or after 8/1/2012)

A transfer student from a two-year college who was not a qualifier is eligible for institutional financial aid, practice and competition the first academic year in residence only if the student:

(a) Has graduated from the two-year college;

(b) Has completed satisfactorily a minimum of 48-semester or 72-quarter hours of transferable-degree credit acceptable toward any baccalaureate degree program at the certifying institution, including six-semester or eight-quarter hours of transferable English credit, three semester or four quarter hours of transferable math credit and three semester or four quarter hours of transferable natural/physical science credit;
 
(c) Has attended a two-year college as a full-time student for at least three semesters or four quarters (excluding summer terms); and
 

(d) Has achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 2.500.  

Additional SEC Requirements

In addition, per SEC rules a non-qualifier who initially enrolls at a two-year college and transfers to an SEC institution, shall not be eligible for financial aid, practice or competition unless each of the following requirements have been met:

 
(a) Attended the two-year college that granted the Associate or equivalent degree as a full-time student for the last three semesters or four quarters immediately prior to graduation from the institution granting the two-year degree (excluding summer terms);
 
(b) Correspondence, extension and distance learning courses used to fulfill the transferable English, Math and/or Science requirements, may only be completed at a two-year college where the individual is enrolled as a full-time student in pursuit of an Associate or equivalent degree.

 

  
 
 
Four-Year College Transfer
 
To be eligible for competition, a transfer student-athlete must meet the following credit-hour requirements based on attendance at the previous institution(s) for the specified time and may use any hours of academic credit earned at any collegiate institution: 
 
(a) Equivalent of one semester/one quarter:  six-semester or six-quarter hours of academic credit;
 
(b) Equivalent of one academic year (e.g., two semesters/three quarters): 24-semester or 36-quarter hours of academic credit;
 
(c) Equivalent of three semesters/four quarters:  30-semester or 42-quarter hours of academic credit; or
 
(d) Equivalent of four semesters/six quarters and thereafter:  six-semester or six-quarter hours of academic credit during the previous term of full-time enrollment, if applicable.
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Non-Qualifier SEC Requirements

A non-qualifier who initially enrolls at any other four-year institution and transfers to a member institution, shall not be eligible for financial aid, practice or competition unless each of the following requirements have been met:
 
(a) The student must be in good academic standing at the accredited institution and must have completed satisfactorily a minimum of 48 semester or 72 quarter hours with a cumulative grade-point-average of 2.00 of transferable degree credit accepted toward any baccalaureate degree program at the certifying institution;
 
(b) The student must have attended the four-year institution for at least three semesters or four quarters (excluding summer terms) as a full-time student; and
 

(c) The student-athlete must have at least two seasons of competition remaining.

Transferring within the Southeastern Conference
 

A transfer student from a member of the SEC shall not be eligible for competition at another SEC institution until the student-athlete has fulfilled a residence requirement of one full academic year (two full semesters) at the certifying institution.  Further, a transfer student-athlete admitted after the 12th class day may not utilize that semester for the purpose of establishing residency.

  

 

Six-Hour Requirement for Transfer from 2-Year or 4-Year College

A transfer student-athlete from a domestic two-year or four-year collegiate institution must complete six hours of academic credit during the previous term of full-time enrollment regardless of when the student-athlete enrolls in the certifying institution.  A transfer student-athlete from a foreign collegiate institution is not required to complete six hours of academic credit in the previous term of full-time enrollment.