University Catalogue

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

International Students

All students who are not citizens of the United States or who do not possess a resident alien card are classified as international students.

All foreign nationals applying for admission to Southeastern Louisiana University should contact International Services, SLU 10752, Hammond, LA 70402, USA, or email: international@southeastern.edu for admission information. Foreign applicants must submit the following materials before eligibility for admission can be determined:

  1. Application for admission accompanied by a non-refundable $30 (thirty-dollar) U.S. currency fee.

  2. Statement of financial responsibility, giving name and address of sponsor. International students are not eligible for Federal (Title IV) financial aid. Each applicant must show that they will be fully supported either by private or governmental sources.

  3. An official copy of TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS scores for all whose official language is not English. TOEFL/IELTS scores will be accepted only from the testing companies, not from the student.

  4. Complete and official transcripts of high school and college work, translated into English. Where appropriate, college transcripts will require course by course evaluations completed by an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the International Association of Universities (IAU).

 

All international applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:

 

Beginning Freshmen

To be eligible for full admission to Southeastern, international beginning freshmen students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Must have completed a recognized secondary school program with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.35.
  2. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS*:
    • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, or 61 internet-based.
    • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band.
  3. Must have taken the ACT or SAT:
    • Minimum Verbal SAT of 450 or minimum 460 in Math (old format)
      Minimum Writing and Language of 25 or 500 in Math (new format)
    • Minimum English ACT of 18 or minimum Math ACT of 19

 

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students with less than 18 hours of U.S. college credit:

  1. Must meet the beginning freshman admission criteria above, AND

  2. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college level work.

  3. Must be eligible to return to the last college or university attended.

 

Transfer students with 18 or more hours of U.S. college credit:

  1. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college level work.
  2. Must be eligible to return to the last college or university attended.
  3. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS*:
  4. Must have completed college level Math that meets the General Education Requirements.
  5. Must be eligible to enroll in English 101 (those students transferring from a non-U.S. institution must submit ACT or SAT scores to determine eligibility).

 

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

      • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 Internet-based.
      • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band.