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Future Students

You belong at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Here, you'll have a college experience that embraces your passions, provides opportunities to make your dreams reality, and transforms your future. 

Our close, supportive community of scholars and friends believe in pursuing what you love and making a positive impact. You’ll have the opportunities of a large university with the comforts of a small, private institution.

Whether you’re conducting meaningful research, creating works of art, or mastering skills for the future, UL Lafayette is where you will find your people, place, and passion.

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Your Starting Point

Search through our 250+ majors, minors, and concentrations to find your academic focus and start your journey.

Explore majors & minors

After You Apply for Admission

Learn more about getting credit for college courses from AP tests, ACT/SAT scores, credit exams, and other college credits.

Register for Housing

Our residence halls are as close as you can get to classes, food, fun, and activities on campus. The on-campus living experience is designed to enhance your academic and social journey through college. We have different buildings and room types to choose from and offer a variety of meal options.

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Important Dates for Fall 2022

Aug. 26

First Day of Classes

Aug. 26

Tuition & Fee Deadline

Dec. 13

Semester Ends

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I have questions about...:

  • Your AP test scores can help you earn credit for classes in college.

    See which AP test scores count for which classes (see section C).


    First-time freshmen and some transfer students can take advance credit tests to earn credit for college classes. Your ACT score determines whether you are eligible to take certain advance credit exams.

    Learn more about advance credit exams.

    If you were in dual enrollment or took classes at another university before or while you were a student here, request that your transcripts are sent to UL Lafayette’s Office of the Registrar from your other institution.

    If you were in dual enrollment at UL Lafayette before coming here as a freshman, your transcript will already be on file.


    Your SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer tests may qualify you for advanced placement in English or math courses.

    UL Lafayette also awards college credit by other means.

  • Yes, all incoming students are required to attend Orientation.

    View Orientation schedules and registration.

    Classes for first-time freshmen start the week before upperclassmen. You’ll spend your first week getting to know the campus and attending Cajun Connection, which will help you prepare for your first year.

    The academic calendar for each semester has all of that information.

    See all academic calendars.

  • UL Lafayette offers accommodations to all students with physical, emotional, or learning disabilities.

    The Office of Disability Services and Student Support Services will help set up accommodations for you and help with your transition to college.

    We’re dedicated to helping our active duty and veteran students earn their degrees (it’s why we’re a gold-level Military Friendly school).

    The Office of Veterans Services and Veterans Upward Bound can help you transition from service to school.  


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