Required Documents

In addition to submitting the online application, applicants must also provide the following supporting documentation based on their admissions type. All documents must be received before an I-20/DS-2019 can be issued if admitted to the university.

How do I know my admissions type?

You are a beginning freshman if...

You have graduated high school (secondary school) and have never attended school beyond that. 

 

You are a transfer student if...

You want to pursue an undergraduate degree and you have attended any amount of school beyond secondary school. Some students may have already earned an undergraduate degree and wish to earn another one.

You are a returning student if...

You have attended Southeastern.  

You are a guest student if...

You plan to attend Southeastern for one semester and do NOT wish to earn a degree from here.

You are a graduate student if...

You have earned a four year bachelor degree from an accredited university and wish to pursue a Master's degree

 

What do I need to submit?

Beginning Freshman

1. Application Fee -  International students are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the university or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card. You will also be able to pay the fee when you submit the online application.                                                           

2. Immunization Records - Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed.

If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.  This will exempt you from the vaccination requirement you are missing.

3. High School Transcript-  Southeastern requires official records of all secondary schools, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. Notarized translations into English is also required.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southeastern. Any photocopies must be attested by the school. No other photocopies will be accepted. Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted.

Please note that Southeastern International Admissions has a policy of imaging all official transcripts received and then destroying the originals.  If you wish us not to destroy the original, please let us know by attaching a note to the transcript stating "Please do not destroy, return original to student" Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.

4. SAT/ACT Scores-  The SAT or ACT is required for beginning freshman international students to gain admission to Southeastern.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. No photcopies, attested scores, or online results from student accounts will be accepted.

5. TOEFL and IELTS Scores - Proficiency in English is required. All students whose education was earned outside of the United States or whose native language is not English are required to furnish a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score.

Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

6. Passport-  Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.

7. Financial Statement of Support -  Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $30,400 for undergraduates per year. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.

 

All documents should be mailed to:

Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402 
 

Transfering from a universtiy/college outside of the United States

1. Application Fee -  International students are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the university or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card. You will also be able to pay the fee when you submit the online application.

2. Immunization Records - Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed.

If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.  This will exempt you from the vaccination requirement you are missing.

3. Transcripts and Official Records -  Southeastern requires official records of all colleges attended, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. Notarized translations into English is also required.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southeastern from the institution (if not, please send the original official document you were issued). Any photocopies must be attested by the school. Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted.

Students are also required to send a course by course evaluation of all courses taken. Evaluations can be obtained from any of the following companies:

  • www.wes.org
  • www.aacrao.org
  • www.ece.org
  • www.spantran.com Southeastern has a tailored application for all applicants choosing Spantran services and this link takes you directly to it. Evaluations arrive to us electronically making the process faster for all applicants.

In addition, course descriptions from the school's catalogue of courses should also be sent directly to Southeastern by the student or school. All international course work will transfer to Southeastern with a grade of "Pass" or "Fail." A cumulative grade point average is still calculated from the original transcript for admission purposes.

Please note that Southeastern International Admissions has a policy of imaging all official transcripts received and then destroying the originals.  If you wish us not to destroy the original, please let us know by attaching a note to the transcript stating "Please do not destroy, return original to student" Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.

4. SAT/ACT Scores-  If you have NOT earned an undergraduate degree (Associate, Bachelor, etc.), you will be requried to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission into the university.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. No photcopies, attested scores, or online results from student accounts will be accepted. (if you have earned a degree, check to see it is at least equivalent to an associate or higher using the credential evaluation you must submit or by contacting our office. We will then let you know if you do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores).

5. TOEFL and IELTS Scores - Proficiency in English is required. All students whose education was earned outside of the United States or whose native language is not English are required to furnish a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)score.

Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

6. Passport-  Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.

7. Financial Statement of Support - Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $30,400 for undergraduates per year. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.

All documents should be mailed to:

Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402 
 

Transferring from a college/university inside the U.S.

1. Application Fee -  International students are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the university or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card. You will also be able to pay the fee when you submit the online application.

2. Immunization Records -  Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed.

If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.  This will exempt you from the vaccination requirement you are missing.

3. Transcripts and Official Records -  Southeastern requires official records of all colleges attended, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. 

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southeastern from the institution sealed in the envelope.  Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted. Transcripts that are opened will not be considered official.

4. SAT/ACT Scores-  If you have NOT earned an undergraduate degree (Associate, Bachelor, etc.), you will be requried to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission into the university.  Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. No photcopies, attested scores, or online results from student accounts will be accepted. 

5. TOEFL and IELTS Scores -  Proficiency in English is required. If you have NOT studied in the US for one full year in an academic program (ESL programs do not count), you will be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS. Students whose native language is English will be exempt.

Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

6. SEVIS Transfer Form -  Students who are on the F-1 or J-1 student visas transferring to Southeastern from a school within the United States must also submit the SEVIS Transfer Form. Only after you have been accepted to Southeastern and have received your official acceptance letter will your current school complete the form and transfer your SEVIS record to us.

7. Passport- Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.

8. Financial Statement of Support - Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $30,400 for undergraduates per year. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.

 

All documents should be mailed to:

Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402 
 

Guest Student

1. Application Fee -  International students are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the university or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card. You will also be able to pay the fee when you submit the online application.

2. Immunization Records - Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed.

If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.  This will exempt you from the vaccination requirement you are missing.

3. Transcript or letter of good standing-  You may submit either your official transcript or a letter from your university stating that you are in good academic standing and may return to your university.

4. TOEFL and IELTS Scores -  Proficiency in English is required. If you have NOT studied in the US for one full year in an academic program (ESL programs do not count), you will be required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS. Students whose native language is English will be exempt.

Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

5. Passport-  Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.

6. Financial Statement of Support - Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $30,400 for undergraduates per year. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.

 

All documents should be mailed to:

Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402 
 

Graduate Student

1. Application Fee -  International students are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the university or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card. You will also be able to pay the fee when you submit the online application.

2. Immunization Records -  Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed.

If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.  This will exempt you from the vaccination requirement you are missing.

3. Transcripts and Official Records -  Southeastern requires official records of all colleges attended, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. Notarized translations into English is also required.

Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southeastern from the institution (if not possible, please send the original official document you were issued). All US institution transcripts must be sent directly to us in a sealed envelope from the university. Any photocopies of international transcripts must be attested by the school only. Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted.

Students are also required to send a course by course evaluation of all courses taken outside of the US. Evaluations can be obtained from any of the following companies:

  • www.wes.org
  • www.aacrao.org
  • www.ece.org
  • www.spantran.com Southeastern has a tailored application for all applicants choosing Spantran services and this link takes you directly to it. Evaluations arrive to us electronically making the process faster for all applicants.

 

Please note that Southeastern International Admissions has a policy of imaging all official transcripts received and then destroying the originals.  If you wish us not to destroy the original, please let us know by attaching a note to the transcript stating "Please do not destroy, return original to student" Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.

4. GRE/GMAT Scores - Most graduate programs require either the GRE or the GMAT.  Scores must be sent to us directly from the testing company.  The school code for the GRE is 6656. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

5. TOEFL and IELTS Scores -  Proficiency in English is required. All students whose education was earned outside of the United States or whose native language is not English are required to furnish a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)score.

Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.

6. Passport-  Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.

7. Financial Statement of Support -  Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $31,200 for graduate students, and $32,250 for those in the MBA program for one academic year, not including the summer term. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.

 

All documents should be mailed to:

Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402