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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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International Student Requirements

International First-Time Freshmen Applicants

Application Checklist

International first-time freshmen applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission to the university:

  • Application for admission (submitted through online application system);
  • Non-refundable application fee (payable through online application system);
    • You can apply to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with no application fee until April 30. If you apply after April 30, you will need to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Chronological Record of Education detailing educational history and/or work history, if applicable;
  • Official or certified true copies of all secondary academic records, transcripts, notes, and/or mark sheets from foreign institutions and U.S. schools, if applicable;
  • Official ACT or SAT score report (sent directly from testing agency);
    • Applicants from countries where the ACT or SAT is not available or who are currently in Intensive English Programs in the U.S. will be required to take the residual ACT upon arrival on campus.
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores sent directly from testing agency);
  • Confidential Financial Guarantee and supporting bank statement verifying financial support for one year.

Admissions 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)
  • Meet the minimum requirements for ACT OR SAT scores
    • ACT: 19 in Math and 18 in English
    • SAT: 510 in Math and 500 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (unless exempt from this requirement):
    • TOEFL: 70 (Internet-based test) or 523 (paper-based test)
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • PTE Academic: 50
    • Duolingo: 95
    • ACT English: 18
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 500

Submitting Documents via Courier

If sending required application documents using a courier service, please use the following address for Undergraduate Admissions:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment
1311 Johnston Street
Foster Hall Room 112
Lafayette, LA  70503