High School Students



Are you planning to go to college? The new Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree can be a clear path from a community college to a Bachelor’s degree.

Not sure what to choose as your major? If you know your general interests, the Louisiana Transfer Degree curriculum can help you make the most of your first two years of college. When you earn a Louisiana Transfer Degree (39 hours of general education and another 21 hours of related courses), that 60-hour degree will transfer to the Louisiana public university of your choice and your “General Education” block for the bachelor’s degree will be finished.
Ask your Guidance Counselor about the Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer or the Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer degrees available now at community colleges throughout Louisiana.

This website offers a printable brochure and an Advisor’s Guide for you to review. Learn what the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degrees offer and what the requirements are.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on this site which outline eligibility requirements, General Education courses needed, information on the two associate degree options, how to enroll, and other important specifics to meet your career path.

Planning Guides

There are several paths to the Louisiana Transfer Degree. Find information on course requirements for the various concentrations here: Academic Concentrations Overview. Use a template (below) when selecting courses, or get one from your college advisor or a transfer website.

8 Academic Concentration/Curriculum Planning Templates
Biological Sciences
Criminal Justice
Fine Arts
General Business
Mass Communication
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

Find out more by linking to the individual college and university transfer web sites (See: Schools Participating) to see recommended courses and advising templates for the Louisiana Transfer Degree.

Minimum GPA Standards for Transfer Students to Universities

2.5 — LSU

2.25 — LA Tech, ULL, UNO

2.0 — GSU, LSU A, LSU S, McNeese, Nicholls, NSU, SLU, SU, SUNO, ULM

While you won’t lose any credits, the university might require that you meet other admission standards or specific course requirements to complete your major. To make the most of your time, you must visit with an advisor early as a freshman and chart the coursework that’s best for you.

Graduating with a university degree is the first step in developing a great career and increasing your chances of higher earnings and a great quality of life. See the Benefits of a College Degree section on this website.

Get started today. Talk to your high school counselor about this exciting new opportunity.