Spring 2018
Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Registration Guide


ACADEMIC POLICIES

For information concerning resigning from the University, requesting an “I,” repeating a course, academic bankruptcy, or other academic policies, please consult the appropriate section of Academic Catalog.

 

TRANSFER COURSE AGREEMENTS

LSU Eunice has written transfer agreements with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and McNeese State University specifying which LSU Eunice courses are equivalent to courses at those institutions. Check with your advisor for details. Most LSU Eunice course numbers parallel the course numbers in the catalog of LSU A&M.

For additional information on transfer credit, check the Louisiana Board of Regents Data & Publications’ Master Course Articulation Matrix AY2017-2018 (transfer guide). This matrix indicates transfer equivalencies of courses among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities. The listing of courses in the matrices is not all-inclusive. There are courses that articulate between campuses that are not listed in the matrices. Students who want more information about the transferability of courses for academic credit in general or credit toward a specific degree program should contact the appropriate articulation officer or the Registrar’s Office.

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT)

The American College Test is administered annually on five national testing dates. ACT scores are used in placing students in English, mathematics, and other classes as listed in the LSU Eunice Catalog. LSU Eunice is a national test site. The regular registration deadline is usually at least five weeks prior to the test, with a late registration deadline at least three weeks prior to the test. To register for the exam, visit ACT’s web site. Students should note that ACT scores older than five years will not be used for placement. For additional information contact the Office of Enrollment Management at (337) 550-1208.

In addition to the national tests administered on October 28 and December 9, 2017, LSU Eunice administers a local residual test prior to the start of each school session intended only for students planning to attend LSU Eunice. The test will be given at 8:00 AM, Wednesday, December 20, in the Acadian Center. Residual test-takers will pay a $45 fee at the Office of Business Affairs window in the Science Building adjacent to Room 115 immediately prior to the test. A picture ID such as a driver’s license is required. Test-takers may use a calculator on the mathematics portion of the test.

 

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

Pathways to Success” is a program designed to enhance students’ freshmen-year experience. Students participate in a one-year program of study focusing on college success skills, mathematics, and English. Students are notified by letter and registered for classes through the Office of Developmental Education. Developmental studies advisors will be available during orientation. Orientation to LSU Eunice and to the program is mandatory. Students wishing to place out of the Pathways to Success program must take the ACT exam and obtain a composite score of 16 or higher prior to their first semester of attendance.

 

MATHEMATICS 0001/1015/1021 PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT

Mathematics assessments take place at each of the scheduled orientation dates.  Students selecting to take the math assessment during registration for orientation have automatically reserved a seat.  Walk-in students and students that did not select to take the math assessment during registration for orientation must arrive at the check-in time posted for math testing if they wish to be accommodated on a first-come first-served basis.

Any student with an ACT mathematics score of 18 or lower is encouraged to take a one-half hour assessment prior to the first semester of attendance. The purpose of the assessment is to validate the student’s placement in MATH0001, or MATH0015/MATH0021. Students who score an 18 or less on the mathematics portion of the ACT and wish to remain in MATH 0001 need not take the test. Current cut scores are located here.

Please note the following:

  • Calculators are provided on the computer for selected mathematics problems during the assessment
  • Students may not bring their own calculator for the assessment
  • The assessment results have the ability to place students into MATH0001, MATH1015, MATH 0021, MATH 1015, MATH 1020 and MATH1021.
  • Students must present their LSU Eunice student ID or a pictured ID and present an LSU Eunice student ID number as identification to take the assessment
  • Continuing students who have enrolled in a mathematics course in a prior semester are not eligible for this mathematics assessment.

Students with transfer credit may be exempt from the assessment. Students need to:

  • Know their LSU Eunice ID number (LSU Eunice identification card is needed for verification)
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the test
  • Not bring cell phones or calculators into the assessment room
  • Take assessment early; availability of math sections might be limited during week prior to classes beginning

ACCUPLACER scores are valid for five years from the date of assessment.  New students may take the mathematics assessment free of charge the first time; however, there is a $15 charge PER ASSESSMENT for students who wish to retest within the five-year period.  Students should pay the $15 at the Business Office and then bring the receipt with them to the testing room.  Students should note that a waiting period of one week is required prior to a retest being taken in any subject.

Upon the conclusion of the assessment, students are given a paper copy of their scores.  LSU Eunice does not transfer assessment scores to other institutions of higher education.  As a result, students are encouraged to keep their scores in a safe place.

Students may contact the Division of Sciences and Mathematics at (337) 550-1233 or the Office of Developmental

Education at (337) 550-1433 for additional information. Sample questions may be found in the Developmental Education Assessment Section below. Students may review mathematics subject matter by using the ACCUPLACER Student Information Web Page or the ACCUPLACER Student Preparation Page.  Both pages contain information for obtaining study problems and the official ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT DAY - January 8, 2018

Students who scored a 17 or below on the English section and/or an 18 or below on the mathematics section of the

ACT may participate in assessment testing to attempt to test out of their developmental education coursework. This service is offered once prior to each semester. Please note that this assessment applies to initial placement only. Continuing students who have taken a mathematics or English composition course may not use this assessment to test out of an English or mathematics course.

Students are required to have a valid LSU Eunice User Name (ID number) in order to take the test. As a result, students should have applied with the Admissions Office (337) 550-1305 and paid their application fee at least five business days prior to testing. Students will also be asked to present a LSU Eunice identification to verify their student ID number. Students need not pre-register for this test; instead, they should report to Manuel Hall Room 207 according to the schedule below. Students may take each assessment the first time at no cost.  ACCUPLACER scores are valid for five years from the date of assessment.  Students wishing to retest within the five year period will be charged $15 per assessment.  The $15 should be paid to the Business Office prior to the assessment being taken.  A receipt will be used as proof of payment in the testing center.

Upon the conclusion of the assessment, students are given a paper copy of their scores.  LSU Eunice does not transfer assessment scores to other institutions of higher education.  As a result, students are encouraged to keep their scores in a safe place.

Students should contact the Office of Developmental Education at (337) 550-14212 if they have any questions.  Calculators are included on the screen for selected mathematics assessment questions.  As a result, students may not bring calculators in the testing room.   

Testing out of:

Testing into:

ACCUPLACER
Assessment

Number of Questions

Sample
Questions

Students should
report to M-207

Testing
b
egins

ENGL 0001

ENGL 1001

Sentence Skills

20

Sample

8:45 AM

9:00 AM


MATH 0001

MATH 0015 or MATH 0021

Elementary Algebra

12

Sample

8:45 AM

9:00 AM


MATH 0015 or MATH 0021

MATH 1015,
MATH 1020, or MATH 1021

Elementary Algebra

12

Sample

8:45 AM

9:00 AM


UNIV 0008

Social Science

Reading

20

Sample

8:45 AM

9:00 AM


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Current cut scores for each subject area are located here.  Assessment scores are valid for five years from the date of assessment. Students should contact the Office of Developmental Education at (337) 550-1433 if they have any questions.

 

LATE CHALLENGE ASSESSMENT

New students or continuing students who have not begun their course sequence in mathematics, English composition, or reading have the opportunity to challenge their placement in

  • ENGL 0001
  • MATH 0001, MATH 0015, or MATH 0021
  • UNIV 0008

by taking an ACCUPLACER Challenge Assessment.  Challenge Assessments are given at 2:00 PM on the first two days of the regular fall and spring semesters and on the first day of the summer 8-week session.  Students wishing to challenge their placement in developmental English (ENGL 0001), developmental mathematics (MATH 0001, MATH 0015, or MATH 0021), or college reading (UNIV 0008) should report to Manuel Hall Room 207 at 1:45 PM for a prompt start time of 2:00 PM.  New students or continuing students (who have not taken a course in English composition, mathematics, or college reading within the last 10 years) may participate in this assessment.  Continuing students that have, within the last 10 years, attempted an English composition, mathematics course, or college reading that appears on their transcripts are not eligible for the Late Challenge Assessment and will be placed in the appropriate courses based on previous course success. Students who are retesting will be charged a $15 fee per assessment.  For example, a new student who took the mathematics assessment at orientation and then wishes to challenge their placement on the first day of classes will be charged the $15 fee for mathematics, but not for the English assessment since they had not previously taken the English assessment.

Upon the conclusion of the assessment, students are given a paper copy of their scores.  LSU Eunice does not transfer assessment scores to other institutions of higher education.  As a result, students are encouraged to keep their scores in a safe place.

Students may contact the Office of Developmental Education at 337-550-1433 for further information.

 

ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY

Under specified conditions, undergraduate students who have interrupted their college careers for a period of at least three consecutive calendar years may declare academic bankruptcy. Under this policy, college-level work done at an earlier date is eliminated from computation of the grade-point average and cannot be applied toward a degree at LSU Eunice. Such work, however, will not be removed from students’ scholastic records and transcripts. Students qualifying for academic bankruptcy are admitted on scholastic probation. Academic bankruptcy declared at any other institution will be evaluated on an individual basis upon the student’s admission to LSU Eunice. Students may obtain details on this policy from their academic division head.

Transfer students meeting for the first time with an advisor should tell the advisor about their previous college record and ask if academic bankruptcy is a viable option.