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
(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 2.500;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.
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