With a reputation for offering a private-college atmosphere at a public university, Louisiana Tech University, a selective admissions university, is dedicated to challenging its students through the efforts of caring faculty members who are passionate about teaching, advising and research.
The School of Design Admission Policies mirror the requirements set forth by the Office of Admissions at Louisiana Tech University. Information about the policies for University Admission can be found at the links below:
- For information about freshman admission
- For information about transfer admission
- For information about international admission
- For information about graduate admission
The School of Design supports the University’s mission to recruit and retain a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body by participating in strategic recruiting efforts and programing that meets the needs of faculty and students. Among the resources available to student are the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the School’s chapter of NOMAS, the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students.
All students are provided an academic advisor. The academic advisor serves as a professor in a student’s respective major. At minimum, students meet with their academic advisor three times per year to be advised for coursework in the following academic quarter. Additionally, the academic advisor may also serve as a mentor for helping students reach their educational, professional, and personal goals.
All students are provided an academic advisor. In the School of Design, the academic advisor serves as a professor in a student’s respective major. At minimum, students meet with their academic advisor three times per year to pre-register for coursework in the following academic quarter through the academic advising process. Additionally, the academic advisor serve as a mentor, offering insight and experience to help students reach their educational, professional, and personal goals. The advisor’s responsibilities are to:
- review and approve a student’s academic program of study/academic curriculum
- provide accurate and consistent information to student advisees
- monitor students’ matriculation through the academic program
- communicate program requirements, policies and procedures
- refer students to appropriate institutional resources and individuals on campus to offer assistance, when required
- uphold the academic standards of the institution
- engage students in the academic and career planning process
A primary provision of academic advising is that each student is responsible for his or her own decisions. Academic advisors offer advice: they exist because students require information and assistance to navigate the University system and to make appropriate decisions. The student’s role is to explore academic, career and personal goals. The student’s responsibilities are to:
- seek advising from appropriate advisors at appropriate times
- schedule, prepare for, and keep advising appointments
- keep advisor informed of academic issues and concerns
- learn academic program requirements
- utilize available resources to monitor academic progress
- take responsibility for actions and decisions that affect academic progress