They vary, depending on your field of study, but generally they are:
For entering freshmen: Graduate from an accredited high school, obtain a GPA of 2.5 or better on the TOPS core curriculum or have a GED score of 500 or better, and a minimum ACT composite of 20.
For transfer applicants: Must obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all college work attempted. Students with less than 30 credit hours will have to meet entering freshman requirements.
We offer a wide variety of associate, bachelor and master degrees in over 25 areas, including arts and sciences, nursing, and clinical lab sciences. See Academic Programs for a complete list of degrees offered.
Complete an online application or stop by the Office of Admissions at 7525 Picardy Avenue in Baton Rouge.
To provide students with the personal attention they need to succeed, we keep class sizes from 17 to 20 students.
Many of our students receive financial aid in the forms of grants, scholarships, and loans. OLOL College participates in the TOPS and the Louisiana GoGrant programs. For additional information, please visit Financial Aid.
Tuition is charged by credit hour for all programs of study. The tuition rate is determined by course type. Fees are charged per credit hour or per semester depending on the fee. Tuition and fees are assessed at the time a student registers for courses.
Use the tuition and fee calculator to determine specific per-semester costs.
To review a list of transfer equivalents click here. Please be aware that the table of transfer equivalents is large and may take several minutes to load. (A broadband connection is recommended.) If you still have questions about which courses will transfer from another institution you should contact the Office of Admissions, (225) 768-1700, and make an appointment to meet an Admissions Analyst to review your transcript.
Yes, we are a fully accredited institution. For more information, see our Accreditation page or go to the College Catalog (page 1) for a detailed explanation. Please contact the institution you are transferring to in order to verify transferable credits.
Check out our Federal Work Study page for guidelines and employment opportunities for on- and off-campus community service jobs.
The FASFA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You should submit your FASFA as soon as possible to ensure that your application will be processed in time. See our Financial Aid page for more details. (The OLOLC school code for the FASFA is 031062.)
To help students with busy schedules, or who work part-time, we offer classes on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays (see Course Schedules).
We have a career planning specialist who can assist you with a cover letter and resume writing, interview coaching and job search strategies. Several times a year, the College hosts a Career Fair that connects graduates with employers throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.
The majority of clinical courses are taught during the day, on a free-time basis. Clinical hours vary by academic program.
Yes, tutoring is a free service, with no limit to the number of sessions. Tutoring is available for course study, as well as for program placement and state licensing exams. Contact Student Services/Academic Counseling for details about tutoring.
No. For the most part you have complete control over your schedule. However, depending on your program of study, you may be required to enroll in a prescribed number of credit hours in order to complete the program successfully. See your program of study for more details.
No. If a student has previous college work with 30 credit hours and a 3.0 grade point average or 45 credit hours or more with a 2.0 grade point average the student is not required to enroll in ACSM 1110.
This denotes a course that was transferred in as an elective under that department name. It is not equivalent in content with a course represented at OLOL College.
Students may enroll for a maximum of 19 credit hours during fall and spring and 10 credit hours during the summer term (combined sessions). The appropriate director or dean may allow students to schedule a maximum of 21 credit hours in the fall or spring and/or 12 credit hours during the summer.
Students who are admitted provisionally may register for no more than thirteen (13) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than seven (7) hours in the summer. Introduction to College Education and developmental courses may count as part or all of these hours. Students on probation may register for no more than twelve (12) credit hours in the Spring or Fall and no more than six (6) credit hours in the summer.
For TOPS purposes students in the nursing program are considered to be full time with 9 or more hours. For Federal Aid, (grants, loans and work study) a student must enroll in at least 6 hours to receive loans. For students who fall below 12 hours and are receiving Pell Grants, their grant is pro-rated based on enrollment.