Freshman Student Application
Incoming freshmen must have a 1200 SAT (verbal + math) score (out of 1600) or a composite ACT of 27 in addition to a 3.0 high school GPA.
Students who fall short of these thresholds might still want contact the Honors Program Director to seek admission through alternative standards.
First, make sure that you’ve applied and have been accepted to the university, then apply below.
Note: please allow up to 2 weeks for a decision from the Honors Council. If you would like an expedited review, please petition the Honors Director at
Current Student Application
Current LSSU students with the following GPAs are encouraged to apply for the Honors Program:
- Freshmen: 3.3 or above
- Sophomores: 3.4 or above
- Juniors: 3.5 or above
The reasoning behind the sliding scale GPAs for current students is that those who are closer to graduation will have less opportunity, statistically, to increase their GPAs to the 3.5 requirement for the honors degree. In addition, students closer to graduation will have less opportunity to fit in the 18 honors credits necessary for the honors degree. Any interested student close to the GPA parameters should make an appointment with the Honors Director (Dr. Jason K. Swedene) to discuss your particular situation and aspirations. Students entering later than freshman year have had great success in the Program.
Transfer Student Application
Transfer students who meet the requirements of the Program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Moreover, they should meet with the Honors Director as soon as possible to tailor a plan of study to the end of earning all 18 honors credits.
The application form is below.