Graduation Requirements | LSU Office of Business Student Success

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Graduation Requirements

Students planning to graduate must complete the following requirements before graduation:

  • Fulfill all degree requirements for selected major
  • Declare anticipated graduation date via myLSU account or by contacting an academic counselor
  • Complete senior checkout with an undergraduate counselor when the student has 30 credit hours remaining on his/her degree audit
  • Purchase cap and gown from LSU Bookstore
  • Visit LSU's Commencement website for more information
  • Fulfill all financial obligations by the specified date
  • Complete the Graduating Student Survey (will be emailed to all graduating students prior to graduation and must be completed before commencement date)

Declare Intention to Graduate

  • Students who complete degree requirements during spring intersession should plan to graduate in August and must inform the Office of Business Student Success of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the summer for “degree only.”
  • Students who complete degree requirements during winter intersession should plan to graduate in May and must inform the Office of Business Student Success of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the spring semester for “degree only.”
  • Students who complete degree requirements during summer intersession should plan to graduate in December and must inform the Office of Business Student Success of this intention. Such students should see a counselor and register in the fall semester for “degree only.”
  • Students who have completed courses at another college or university must have an official transcript covering this work on file in the Office of the University Registrar before registering for the degree.

Disclaimer Statement

All information taken from the LSU General Catalog is subject to change annually, and it is the students’ responsibility to understand the particulars of their catalog year to plan their academic experience at LSU. Questions about which catalog year should be followed should be directed to the Office of Business Student Success advising staff.