Graduate Application Process

Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Application for Admission to Graduate Studies in English


New Students
The completed application form, payment of required fees, official transcripts, and official results of standardized tests should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office before June 1for the Fall semester,October 15 for the Spring semester, and April 15 for the Summer term. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the non-refundable application fee. Late applications may delay consideration until the following semester.


* Individual departments may have earlier deadline dates for consideration of


Returning Students
Students previously registered at Southeastern who wish to resume their graduate studies after an absence of more than 12 months must submit an application for readmission together with official transcripts of all graduate work taken at other institutions to the Office of Enrollment Services (Graduate Admissions Office).

International Students
Admission of international students is considered on an individual basis by the Office of Enrollment Services (Graduate Admissions Office) and by the appropriate Graduate Coordinator or Graduate/Faculty Advisor, with final determination made by the Graduate Dean. International students must meet all University and departmental requirements for Degree Status.

In addition, international students must submit to the Graduate Admissions Office the following:

1. An application and payment of the application fee prior to the following deadlines: May

1 for the Fall semester;September 1 for the Spring semester; March 1 for the Summer


2. Official, certified transcripts, certificates of degrees, etc., depicting all undergraduate

and graduate courses taken and and all grades received. A certified translation must

accompany these documents if the language used is other than English.

3. A score of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a

score of at least 173 on the computer-based TOEFL, for applicants whose native

language is other than English. Some departments may have more stringent criteria.

4. Certification of the availability of funds to meet all the costs while the student is

enrolled at Southeastern, according to INS regulations.

5. Official scores on all standardized tests as required by the individual departments.

Southeastern Louisiana University reserves the right to determine whether the documentation provided meets the minimum criteria necessary for the admission of international students.


International students are responsible for complying with all regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Failure to do so will jeopardize their status as students.