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Tyler

Tyler is a first-year freshman attending UL Lafayette on a scholarship.

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Melanie

Melanie is a junior double majoring in political science and marketing. 

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Anthony

Anthony is a member of the UL Gospel Choir who shares his Ragin' Spirit through music.

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Quynh

Quynh is an international student from Vietnam. She is majoring in business and is in the honors program.

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Sean

Sean is a music business major whose work has been featured in a national commercial.

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Laura

Laura is a graduate student in communications who oversees the Office of Sustainability.

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Darryl

Darryl is an exercise science major and wide receiver for the Ragin' Cajuns.

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Cris

Cris is a sports management major from São Paulo, Brazil. He feels his hands-on experience here has prepared him for his professional career.

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Shirlane

Shirlane is a freshman returning to school who balances her family life and work responsiblities.

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Peter

Peter is a junior majoring in advertising who traveled to Italy with our Study Abroad program.

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International Student Requirements

First-Time Freshmen Admission Requirements

International students are considered for guaranteed freshmen admission if they:

  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.5 (converted to the U.S. scale)
  • Have a minimum TOEFL score of 70 (Internet-based), 525 (paper-based), 195 (computer-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Freshmen applicants from countries where English is the official language ( U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada (except Quebec ), and some Caribbean countries) must provide SAT or ACT scores rather than TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • International students who take the SAT score earned prior to March 2016 must have a Verbal/Critical Reasoning score of 450 (or English score of 18 on the ACT).
  • International students who take the SAT score after March 2016 must have a Writing and Language sub-score of 25.
  • Submit a Confidential Financial Guarantee and supporting bank statement verifying financial support for one year
  • Provide a Chronological Record of Education detailing educational history and/or work history (if applicable) through the present time.

 

Re-entry Admission Requirements

Students previously enrolled at UL Lafayette who wish to enroll in classes after an absence of at least one semester must complete an admissions application for readmission to the university. In addition, they are required to submit transcripts of all academic work attempted since their last date of enrollment at UL Lafayette and an updated Confidential Financial Guarantee and matching bank statement.

Transfer Admission Requirements

International students are considered for guaranteed transfer admission if they:

Earned 24 or more credit hours (excluding developmental/remedial coursework)

  • Are eligible to return to the most recent institution attended.
  • Submit a transcript from an accredited or ministry-approved college or university Original documents and official translations are required.
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 2.25 once converted to the U.S. scale (excluding developmental/remedial coursework)
  • Have successfully completed college-level English and mathematics courses.
  • If transferring from a University outside of the U.S., have a valid English proficiency score consisting of ONE of the following:
    • TOEFL iBT- 70
    • TOEFL (paper-based)- 525
    • TOEFL (computer-based)-195
    • IELTS- 6.5
    • Old SAT Critical Reading- 450 or New SAT Writing & Language- 25, Old SAT Mathematics- 460 or New SAT Mathematics- 500
    • ACT English- 18, ACT Mathematics- 19

*Note: Applicants who provide SAT or ACT scores must meet both Critical Reading/English and Math requirements.

Earned fewer than 24 credit hours (excluding developmental/remedial coursework)

  • Are eligible to return to the most recent institution attended.
  • Submit a transcript from an accredited or ministry-approved college or university Original documents and official translations are required.
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 2.25 once converted to the U.S. scale (excluding developmental/remedial coursework)
  • Have successfully completed college-level English and mathematics courses.
  • Submit an acceptable secondary credential demonstrating the equivalent of high school graduation. Both the original document and an official translation are required.
  • Have a high school core subject GPA of at least 2.5 once converted to the U.S. scale. Original documents and official translations are required.
  • If transferring from a University outside of the U.S., have a valid English proficiency score consisting of ONE of the following:
    • TOEFL iBT- 70
    • TOEFL (paper-based)- 525
    • TOEFL (computer-based)- 195.
    • IELTS- 6.5
    • Old SAT Critical Reading- 450 or New SAT Writing & Language- 25, Old SAT Mathematics- 460 or New SAT Mathematics- 500
    • ACT English- 18, ACT Mathematics- 19

*Note: Applicants who provide SAT or ACT scores must meet both Critical Reading/English and Math requirements.

Visiting Student (J-1) Admission Requirements

Download the J-1 Undergraduate Application Checklist.

International students are considered for visiting student (J-1) admission if they:

  • Are eligible to return to the most recent institution attended
  • Have completed or are eligible to enroll in college-level English and mathematics courses
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of 2.25 (excluding developmental/remedial courses)
  • If transferring from an institution outside of the United States: have a minimum TOEFL score of 70 (Internet-based), 525 (paper-based), 195 (computer-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.                         
  • International students who take the SAT score earned prior to March 2016 must have a Verbal/Critical Reasoning score of 450 (or English score of 18 on the ACT).
  • International students who take the SAT score after March 2016 must have a Writing and Language sub-score of 25.
  • Submit a Confidential Financial Guarantee (for J-1 students) and supporting bank statement verifying financial support for one or two semesters.
  • Complete the J-1 Exchange Visitor Application Packet.
  • Provide a letter from their home institution recommending the student to be an exchange student at UL-Lafayette.
  • Submit a resume with all relevant work experience and correct mailing address.