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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LSU Global: International Accelerator Program

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Academic Director/LSU
Managing Director/LSU Global
Assistant Academic Director/LSU
Director of Admissions/LSU Global
Assistant Academic Director/LSU Global
Student Services Director/LSU Global
160B, Student Union
TELEPHONE 225-578-7949
WEBSITE global.lsu.edu
EMAIL: admissions@lsuglobal.com

The Louisiana State University Undergraduate Accelerator Program (UAP) is designed specifically for undergraduate international students who choose to join the LSU Global program.  In addition to intensive English and academic learning pathways, this program provides enhanced acculturation student services. International students that meet all admission requirements for a Bachelors degree may still apply for direct admission to LSU, without going through the LSU Global program.

Accelerator Pathways

The Undergraduate Accelerator Program (UAP) at LSU has three routes, or paths, for international, undergraduate students to complete the program. Each pathway begins at a different term in the program, and the entry point then determines a student’s total number of semesters in the program.  UAP students are placed into one of the following pathways based on English-language level and other academic qualifications.

Extended Accelerator

  • IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 60 (PBT 497)
  • Total IAP Semesters: 3

Academic Accelerator

  • IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT 68 (PBT 520)
  • Total IAP Semesters: 2

Integrated Accelerator

  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 79 (PBT 550)
  • Total IAP Semesters: 2

Curricular Bands

IAP courses are organized according to three curricular bands. Regardless of their pathway, UAP students take courses from all three of the following curricular bands, but the specific courses in each band may differ:

  • Support: courses that introduce students to their new community
  • English: courses that provide English-language instruction by language level
  • General Education: LSU courses that provide foundational knowledge for later study.

Credit Hours

After completing a UAP course, students may earn UAP credit only, or both UAP and LSU credit. Only LSU credits may be transferred to the university’s degree programs.

  • LSU Credit Hours: transferable credits that may be counted towards an LSU degree
  • UAP Credit Hours: non-transferable credits that count towards the completion of the UAP program, but not towards an LSU degree.


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