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Apply to LSC

Admissions Criteria

  • The Scholars’ College seeks highly motivated students who can work independently and who are willing to explore new ideas. The admission criteria are as follows:
    • Complete 19 units of the Regents’ high school core curriculum or comparable curriculum.
  • We require the following GPA and test scores as minimums:
    • 3.3 or better unweighted average on a 4.0 scale in high school course work in the Regents’ curriculum or comparable curriculum
    • ACT composite of 25 or SAT composite of 1200
  • With
    • ACT subscores of at least 20 or
    • SAT subscores of 500
  • Students who do not meet these recommendations will be considered for admission on an individual basis.

Application Process

  • NSU Application for Admission and Scholarships* – apply online
    • Go to, select “I’m a Beginning Freshman”, and follow the promptings.
  • Official Transcript (out-of-state) / Unofficial Transcript (in-state)
    • NSU automatically downloads public school transcripts
    • Private school transcripts must be uploaded to the Dropbox or faxed. **
  • ACT and/or SAT Scores (Guidance Counselor can upload to Dropbox or fax).
  • Scholars’ College Application Documents**
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample (3-5-page English, History, or Science Paper)
    • Recommendation Letter from a Teacher or Guidance Counselor

*There is no separate scholarship application.

**Upload all documents to Mia Adams, (Scholars’ Recruiter) at or fax them to 318-357-5567. This is a private Dropbox and users can only see the files that they submit.

Scholars’ Day

  • Explore life at Scholars’ with other students who share your interest in an honors education while you attend classes, explore our majors, meet our faculty, attend a parent and student panel, and tour the campus.
    • We have two open houses:
      • Fall Scholars’ Day – Saturday, November 14, 2020
      • Spring Scholars’ Day – Saturday, March 13, 2021
    • To register, contact Mia Adams or visit:

Tuition and fees

The most up-to-date information on tuition and fees can be found at These figures are based on your selection of housing and meal plans.


Scholars’ students have a designated living area in University Place Phase II, the apartment-style dorms on Northwestern State’s campus. For more information,