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Catalog/Bulletin 2013-2014 
Catalog/Bulletin 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Louisiana Transfer Degree


The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree (LTA) was developed in 2009 to ensure that students completing the 60 hour AA/LT (Associate of Arts) or AS/LT (Associate of Science) can transfer from any state community college to any of the state’s four year universities without losing credit.

By completing specific elective courses within the AS/LT curriculum at a two-year institution, students may meet the admission requirements for undergraduate programs offered at LSUHSC. Admission to these programs is competitive, and earning an AS/LT degree does not guarantee admission.

LTA Programs

Prerequisite course requirements for admission to the following undergraduate programs may be met by earning an AS/LT degree. The specific requirements vary by program, and interested applicants should consult the individual program for specific admission criteria.

Cardiopulmonary Science (B.S.)  
Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)  
Dental Hygiene (B.S.) 
Nursing (B.S.N.) 


Beginning in 2006, a single commencement ceremony, honoring candidates for degrees of the respective professional schools of the LSU Health Sciences Center, will be held each academic year. Payment of all financial indebtedness to the LSU System prior to commencement, as well as attendance at commencement, unless excused in writing, by the student’s Dean, is degree requirements. The schedule of graduation ceremonies through 2017 is as follows:

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 am
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 am
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:00 am

Students completing academic requirements during a term in which a commencement ceremony is not held will have their degrees conferred at the end of the academic term. Conferral dates will generally be on the second Saturday in August and the second Thursday in December. Certificates in post-graduate dental education will be conferred on the last day of June. The schedule of conferral dates through 2015 is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • Sunday, June 30, 2014
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014
  • Sunday, June 30, 2015
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015