Students with outstanding academic records are invited to participate in the prestigious LSU Spring Invitational Program April 10 - 12, 2013.
Throughout this program, a team of LSU students, faculty, and staff will be devoted to you. You are one of the best students in LSU’s 2013 freshman class, and the efforts and resources of this entire LSU community will be at your service, ready to help you succeed and make the most of your college career.
The LSU Spring Invitational Program’s testing sessions, orientation programs, scheduling privileges, and social activities provide significant benefits. Earning advanced standing credit for college courses could significantly reduce your college costs. You will find yourself in extraordinary company—the students invited to the program rank in the top 15 percent of the nation's high school seniors.
Spring Invitational will serve as your orientation program. If you attend this orientation program, you will not need to attend any of the freshman orientation programs scheduled in June and July. At Spring Invitational you can expect to:
- Attempt to earn college credit before you take a college course.
- Learn about campus life, programs, and services.
- Schedule your classes with first priority. You will have the privilege of scheduling fall and/or summer courses prior to the normal freshman registration period. This means you have the first choice for freshman fall courses at the time you want. To take advantage of priority scheduling, plan to remain on campus until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013.
- Receive personal and academic advice.
- Learn about LSU’s academic opportunities.
- Experience Tiger spirit and life as an LSU student.
- Meet faculty and staff to learn about the numerous resources LSU has to offer.
Remember, space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must attend the opening session, “Preview 2013” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. To take advantage of the early class scheduling privilege, you must arrange to stay on campus until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12.
The LSU Spring Invitational Program is limited to invited students only. Participants must meet the qualifications listed below to receive an invitation. Invitation postcards and emails will be sent around the third week in January! Please do not attempt to register for the program until you receiver an invitation via email.
- Your official SAT or ACT score(s) must be on file with the LSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid.
- Level 1: 3.20 academic GPA and either an SAT total score of 1250 or greater or an ACT composite score of 28 or greater.
- Level 2: 2.90 academic GPA and either an SAT total score of 1250 or greater or an ACT composite score of 28 or greater.
- Level 3: 3.20 academic GPA and either an SAT total score of 1210 or greater or an ACT composite score of 27 or greater.
The online reservation deadline is April 2, 2013.
To participate in the Spring Invitational Program, you must be accepted for admission to LSU. Your online reservation form for the LSU Spring Invitational Program cannot be processed until you have been admitted by LSU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid.
If you have not yet applied to LSU, you may do so at www.lsu.edu/admissions. Your application, fee, transcript, and official test scores should be on file with the admissions office by January 11, 2013.
To attend the LSU Spring Invitational Program, LSU must have your official SAT or ACT score(s) on file. Only scores received directly from the SAT or ACT testing center are considered to be official scores.
For more information on how to have your official ACT or SAT scores sent to LSU, contact the LSU Office of Enrollment Management at 225-578-1175.
Date: April 10 - 12, 2013
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2013
Tentative Agenda: 2013 Spring Invitational Program (PDF)
*Program Itineraries for each program will be posted as soon as possible once they are finalized. PLEASE NOTE: Draft itineraries are subject to change.
The registration cost for Spring Invitational is $120 per student. Payment of this fee entitles students to take advanced standing exams offered during orientation. The fee also covers a copy of the Experience LSU handbook, and much more. If you pay by credit card, a 2.5 percent non-refundable processing fee will be added to your total.
You will have lunch in an LSU dining unit on Friday. The lunch is mandatory and will cost $9.95, to be paid when you submit your online registration form. All other meals and refreshments are complimentary. You should bring enough money to purchase additional meals, such as breakfast, at the many dining options available on or near campus.
To cancel your reservation, write to:
Office of Orientation
Attn: Joyce Turner
137 Johnston Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN SENDING CORRESPONDENCE TO THE OFFICE OF ORIENTATION, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING VIA CERTIFIED MAIL.
Or fax your request to the office at 225-578-7899, or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you register for an orientation program, we will have reserved space for you at orientation and in the testing sessions, and prepared your supplies. Therefore, when your written cancellation notice is received by the deadline listed below, a refund of your fees may be issued upon the conclusion of the program. Your refund will come in the form of a check in the mail.
45 - 31 days prior to the event = All charges refunded
30 - 11 days prior to the event = Registration charge minus Administrative Fee* refunded
10 - 0 days prior to the event = No refund
*Administrative Fee that will be retained:
Spring Invitational - $30
Family Orientation - $15
You will have lunch in an LSU dining unit on Friday. This lunch is mandatory and will cost $9.95, to be paid when you submit your online orientation registration form. All other meals and refreshments are complimentary. You should bring enough money to purchase additional meals, such as breakfast, at the many dining options available on or near campus.
Unfortunately, because class is in session during Spring Invitational, campus residence halls will not be open for students to stay in during the orientation session. There is one option for on campus lodging and several major hotel chains conveniently located near the LSU campus. Special room rates may be available for those participating in orientation programs at LSU. For reservations or additional information, contact the hotel of your choice. Please note that some hotels/motels will not reserve rooms for persons under the age of 21. Please be sure to inquire about this stipulation if you are a student under the age of 21 and are travelling without a parent or family member. You are advised to make reservations early. Please use the code listed below the telephone number when making reservations. The Office of Orientation nor the hotels can guarantee rooms will be available. The listed price does not include tax.
|Best Western Plus Richmond Inn & Suites|
5668 Hilton Ave.
(LSU Freshman Orientation Rate)
|Chase Suite Hotel|
5522 Corporate Blvd.
|1 Bedroom Suite|
2 Bedroom Suites
|Cook Conference Center|
W. Lakeshore Dr.
Acadian Thruway/LSU Area
L7S in the Corporate/Promotional field
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
4914 Constitution Ave.
4646 Constitution Avenue
$109/night (Th - Mon nights)
$119/night (Tues - Wed nights)
|Hilton - Baton Rouge Capitol Center|
201 Lafayette Street
(LSU Visitor Rate)
Holiday Inn Baton Rouge
4848 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
2333 South Acadian Thruway
(Orientation Special Rate)
9138 Bluebonnet Centre Blvd.
(LSU Freshman Orientation Rate)
|$79/night Double Occupancy||No|
2445 S. Acadian Thruway
Renaissance Baton Rouge
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
• Go to www.Marriott.com/btrbb
|Staybridge Suites Southgate||225-456-5430|
$93 for studio
$103 for one bedroom king
$113 for one bedroom double
$165 for two bedroom
*Note: Only 30 rooms available at special rate - once booked rates will return to regularly advertised rates
A parking permit with instructions will be e-mailed to you once your reservation is confirmed. Additionally, a parking permit will be e-mailed to any registered student prior to the program along with a reminder email.
When you arrive Wednesday, go directly to the LSU Spring Invitational Center at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC).
Please note that some areas of campus are also restricted to traffic unless the appropriate permit is displayed, visit the Parking, Traffic, and Transportation website for more information.
- A black ball point pen and several sharpened No. 2 pencils
- A non-graphing calculator for the chemistry and physics exams
- A book sack to carry belongings
- A picture ID (driver’s license) to allow you to take exams and be photographed for your LSU student ID
- Money for meals
- Instrument and music, only if you scheduled an audition with the LSU School of Music
- Reservation confirmation form (to be emailed upon receipt of payment)
- Parking permit (to be emailed upon receipt of payment)
- A hard copy of any previously earned credit (ex. AP, CLEP, IB, dual enrollment credit from another college or university). NOTE: Please also send an official copy of all scores or official transcripts to the LSU Office of Enrollment Management. Please call 225-578-1175 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The LSU Spring Invitational Program qualifies as an official academic activity as defined by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Therefore, your attendance at the Spring Invitational Program is an authorized excused absence and participation in the program may count as an excused absence from a Louisiana school.
While attending Spring Invitational, you will receive at least two personalized printed documents. Any one of the following could be used as verification of attendance:
- Upon arrival, you will receive a personal exam schedule listing your exams, times, and locations.
- Before departing on Friday, you will receive a placement sheet entitled "Profile of Academic Abilities" that will list your test scores, credits earned, and course placement.
- In addition, students may stop by the Spring Invitational Center after class scheduling on Friday, April 12 and request an official letter from the Office of Orientation verifying their attendance at the program.
The LSU Honors College offers special opportunities for academically qualified students from all disciplines throughout your four years at LSU. The program is ideal for those seeking additional scholastic enrichment and excellent preparation for advanced study. The honors experience combines the advantages of a small college with the resources and diversity of a major research university. Visit the LSU Honors College website for more information.