Pre-Scholars Academy

Pre-Scholars Academy

A New Beginning: Defining Purpose through Shared Experience, Strength, and Hope

As the flagship institution of Louisiana, LSU has a commitment to grant educational access to all students within our community, our state, and our nation. The Pre-Scholars Academy (PSA) is a bold and innovative program that provides students the opportunity to expand their educational options and explore their academic passions. The selection process for the program identifies students who have not yet reached their full scholastic potential and helps them unlock any barriers to college success. Upon completion of this rigorous, three-week program, PSA scholars will have a better understanding of student leadership, course preparedness, and resources available at LSU.

Interview and participation in the Pre-Scholars Academy are by invitation only. There is no cost to participate in the Pre-Scholars Academy. 

Success Metrics

Fall 2019 cohort

  • 50 students
  • Fall semester GPA – 2.93
  • Spring Semester GPA – 2.92
  • 92% finished the year in good standing
  • 94% retention

Fall 2020 cohort

  • 50 students
  • Fall semester GPA – 2.97


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