CATS: LSU Overview

General Information

The Comprehensive Academic Tracking System (CATS) is designed to help you reach academic success at LSU.  Each major has a RECOMMENDED PATH that is the optimal path for graduation in four years.  This system electronically checks your progress each semester by tracking your progress on the CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS needed.  You will receive feedback when you are not meeting those requirements.  This tool will help LSU staff to identify the students who may be struggling and provide additional resources and counseling to assist.

Recommended Paths

Each degree program has a Recommended Path that is the optimal path to graduate in four years. (Five years for a small number of degrees.)    To view your recommended path chart:

1. Open the CATS Recommended Path Chart.

2. Select your Colle

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