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First-Time Freshmen

Are you a first-time freshman and want to attend The University?

To get ready to apply:

  • Be sure to check all the requirements
  • Review the Louisiana Core 4 Requirements. This will tell you if you’re on track in your studies.
  • Take the ACT early.
    • If you’re taking an advanced class, take the AP subject test for college credit.
    • You may also want to take the SAT.
    • International students must take the TOEFL.
  • Learn about paying for UL Lafayette.

Then, follow the specific directions for your circumstances. Submit your information to:
UL Lafayette Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 41210
Lafayette, LA 70504

If you have questions, please contact us.

Online Application

Complete your online application for admission. Make sure you meet the admission requirements for in-state freshmen and out-of-state and homeschool freshmen.

(Due to system upgrades, our online application will be unavailable Wednesdays between 05:00PM and 09:00PM CDT.)

Application Fee

There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Payment can be submitted in the online application in the form of credit card (Mastercard, Discover, and American Express) or electronic check. Check or money order (NO CASH) are accepted via mail.

Applications or application fees received beyond the priority processing dates will incur an additional $25.00 late application charge.

Official ACT or SAT Scores

If the student does not have scores on file at UL Lafayette, the student must request official ACT/SAT scores from: ACT or SAT or from his/her high school or provide a copy of his/her original scores to the Admissions Office. UL Lafayette's ACT Test Code is 1612 and SAT Test Code is 6672.

If the student has never taken the ACT/SAT exam, he/she may be eligible to take ACT residual exam administered on the UL Lafayette campus.

Immunization Form

Louisiana law requires immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus-diphtheria and meningitis for all first time UL Lafayette students born in 1957 or after. In addition, UL Lafayette requires tuberculosis (TB) screening for all students. First-time students will not be permitted to register for classes until they complete and return the Proof of Immunization Compliance Form documenting immunizations OR request for exemption (Section B, Page 1 of 2). Please complete and submit the Immunization Form (Section A Page 1 of 2) AND the Tuberculosis Screening (Section C Page 2 of 2) to Student Health Services, P.O. Box 43692, Lafayette, LA 70504-3692, Fax:(337) 482-6286.

Selective Service Registration

Male students who are 18 years or older are required to show proof of selective service registration. Registration verification can be printed from this

High School Transcript*

First-time freshmen applicants may submit a sixth or seventh semester transcript for initial admission and scholarship consideration. A final transcript showing graduation date and grade point average must be received prior to enrollment. Unaccredited Louisiana High School graduates, GED recipients, and Home Study graduates must submit official proof of graduation or bring original diploma to the Office of Admissions.

*Nearly all Louisiana high schools participate in the Louisiana Department of Education Student Transcript System (STS). If you attend high school in Louisiana and your school participates in this program, we will be able to access your high school record electronically and you will not need to send a paper transcript.

For more information on First Time Freshmen admission please contact your Enrollment Counselor.

Admissions Checklist

Make sure you've covered it all. Download the Admissions Checklist.