Associate's Degree

  • Associate's Degree at University Academy

Associate's Degree

Earn college credits beginning as early as Freshman year

University Academy offers students the opportunity to earn college credits beginning as early as Freshman year. Students who meet LSUA and Louisiana Board of Regents requirements can take up to 6 hours of college credit courses through LSUA as early as the Fall of their freshman year. Freshmen and Sophomore UA students are offered courses in the college classroom setting with an LSUA professor and UA peers. Beginning Junior year, UA students can take up to 16 college credit hours each semester during the regular academic school year until graduation. UA Juniors and Seniors are enrolled in regularly scheduled LSUA classes and take the classes alongside LSUA students.

Tuition for all courses taken through LSUA during the regular academic school year is covered by the student’s tuition to University Academy at no extra cost; however, the student’s family is responsible for purchasing class materials (i.e. textbooks and other supplies). 

UA students who choose to pursue an Associate’s degree from LSUA may earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree by the time they graduate from University Academy if they:

  1. Meet with their counselor to declare their interest in an Associate’s degree and complete a degree audit/degree planning sheet
  2. Meet the LSUA and Louisiana Board of Regents Requirements and begin earning dual enrollment credit by the Spring of Sophomore year
  3. Meet both the Math and English ACT or Accuplacer requirements (or complete remedial Math/English courses) by the Fall of Junior year
  4. Maintain a college GPA of 2.0 or higher each semester
  5. Take a minimum of 12 hours each semester beginning in the Fall of Junior Year
  6. Meet all requirements for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science. 

Beginning in the Spring of their Sophomore year ALL students will meet with one of University Academy’s counselors each semester to discuss which courses (both high school and college credit) they should take to keep them on track toward meeting Louisiana high school graduation requirements, TOPS requirements, and degree requirements for their intended future college of choice toward their major of interest. When choosing courses and making schedules, UA counselors will always reference the current Louisiana Board of Regents Articulation Matrix and strive to ensure that the courses students take at LSUA will transfer and count for credit at the student’s intended future college of choice toward their major of interest.

For more information, visit regents.la.gov.