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New Students

Welcome to LSU!

We're glad you're joining us as a new graduate student at the LSU! We've compiled everything you need to get started with your graduate degree.

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MyLSU is the university's secure web portal where you'll log in to manage your academic, financial, and personal information.

Once you're admitted, you will need to claim and manage your account through 

You will receive an email to the address provided on your application with the MyLSU account login information. The initial account is setup as a forwarding e-mail account. An e-mail mailbox is assigned to you after completing registration.

Your MyLSU and LSU email account are your primary networking tools at LSU. Check out these GROK articles explaining how to set up your MyLSU account and LSU email account if you have any trouble.

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All official documents are due within the first 30 days after the first day of class in order to avoid future registration issues.



Office of Graduate Admissions
114 W. David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803

Electronic Services

Standardized Test Scores

Official test scores are sent directly from the testing agency. The Institution Code is 6373.

International Students

LSU's International Services Office offers numerous support services to ease the transition for new international graduate students.

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Louisiana residency for tuition purposes is governed by Permanent Memorandum 31, and determined by the LSU Office of Admissions.

Students must meet all of the requirements below to be classified a Louisiana resident for tuition purposes at LSU:

  • The student has been domiciled in Louisiana continuously for at least a year immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought; and
  • The student has not been enrolled in a Louisiana post-secondary education institution during this period of time, except through a program providing dual-secondary and post-secondary education credit; and
  • The student has abandoned all prior domiciles.

Complete the Residency Form to determine eligibility.

Email for additional assistance.


Incoming students should consult with their advisors before scheduling courses. Students are responsible for knowing and observing registration deadlines.

  1. Log into the myLSU Portal 
  2. Collapse the Registration Services menu (on the left), and select Schedule Request.
  3. Select your campus and enrollment term.
  4. Click View Schedule Request (at top).
  5. Add your courses, then submit. 

In-depth resources: GROK Article: myLSU Portal: How to Schedule & Drop Courses

Tiger Card

The Tiger Card is the official identification card of LSU. The Tiger Card is issued to students, faculty, staff, university retirees, university guests and more.

The Tiger Card can be obtained on the 1st floor of the LSU Student Union. Along with identification, the Tiger Card is also used for building/dorm access, laundry, printing, vending, off- and on-campus vendors, dining services, library book check-out, discounts and is now an official form of ID when voting in Louisiana!

For more information, feel free to stop by the Tiger Card Office or send an email.

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All new graduate students use the MyLSU web portal to view and pay their fee bill online. Students must meet deadlines to avoid potential registration issues.

This option is available in the menu on the left side, under Registration Services | Fee Bill. Once you submit your fee bill and complete registration, you’re officially a Tiger!

Check out these GROK articles to learn how to access registration information, access your billing statement, and how to pay your fee bill.

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We are excited for new graduate students to attend our orientation, and new teaching assistants to attend a workshop designed to help adjust to your new role.

The New Graduate Student Orientation provides information to ease your transition into graduate school and introduces you to campus services and involvement opportunities.

Look out for an email soon with more details.

New Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop

A workshop for new graduate teaching assistants is offered each fall. More details will be provided at a later time.