Frequently Asked Questions - Future Students

LSU Student Advising

Where is the College of Engineering ("COE") Student Services and what are the office hours?

Our offices are located in the William Brookshire Student Success Office, 2228 Patrick Taylor Hall. Our office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Monday through Friday.  Our office is closed on weekends and during University designated holidays.

When may I see a counselor?

As of February 2, 2015, students can see counselors by advance appointment (preferred), same-day appointment, or by walking in (Please note that walk-ins will be seen on a first come-first serve basis and according to time available between appointments).  Use the online appointment scheduler on the website to make your appointment.  Please keep in mind, however, that many issues can be handled either by emailing a counselor or by contacting an administrative staff member during office hours by calling 225-578-5731.

Who can see a counselor?

COE counselors see any undergraduate LSU student already admitted to the College of Engineering, any undergraduate LSU student interested in an Engineering major, UCFY and UCAC students who are pre-Engineering, and potential undergraduate LSU transfer students or freshmen.

Transfer Student Advising

Who do we see?

COE counselors will meet with any undergraduate students planning to come to LSU, whether they have been admitted or not. Prospective students should try to schedule a meeting with the counselor that would be assigned to them upon enrollment at LSU. COE counselors are assigned students by first letter of last name. Please keep in mind, without an evaluated transcript, it may be difficult for a counselor to make course recommendations or advise transfer students. 

How do courses transfer? 

When students are admitted to LSU, Admissions will evaluate some courses based on your transcript from your transfer institution. The remaining courses will be during Transfer Orientation.


What are requirements for entering the COE?

  • For current LSU students, the COE requires 24 hours earned, a 2.00 cumulative and LSU GPA, and a “C” or better in MATH 1550.  
  • For declared PETE majors, the COE requires 24 hours earned, a “C” or better in MATH 1550, and a 2.80 GPA in courses applied to the major.
  • For transfer students, the COE requires 24 hours earned, a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and a “C” or better in MATH 1550.

What are the requirements for LSU Admissions? 

Students interested in applying to LSU, or reapplying to LSU, may view the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for details on admissions requirements. Additional information may also be found in the LSU General Catalog.

General Education Requirements

How do I know what general education requirements are needed for my major?

General education requirements for engineering majors are included on your flowchart. Please view it on this website; be sure to choose your catalog year.

Where can I find classes that are considered general education courses?

An approved list of general education courses can be found in your LSU General Catalog of record. If you do not know your correct catalog year, please call Student Services.

Financial Aid/TOPS/Scholarships

I have questions about financial aid/TOPS/University scholarships. Where should I go? 

Go to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid website.

I have questions about College of Engineering Scholarships. Where should I go?

Look in the "Scholarships" portion of our website under the "Current Students" or the "Future Students" sections for specific College scholarship information.