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International Student 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 PTE score of 50, minimum TOEFL score of 70 (Internet-based), 523 (paper-based), 195 (computer-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.    
  • 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.

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