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Transfer Admission

If you are transferring from another college or university in the United States, you must meet all admission requirements for Louisiana Tech. Please refer to the checklist below. The following is a list of all undergraduate admission requirements needed to make an application for admission.


Academic Checklist:

1. Complete the Online Application Form start an application or continue an application

2. Non-refundable application fee $30.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card)

3. Official academic records and transcripts (24 or more credits with GPA of 2.25). Certified translations of supporting documents in English must accompany all documents

4. Copy of Passport

5. Copy of Associates Degree Certificate (if applicable)

6. Copy of OPT Card (if applicable)

Official transcripts can be sent to us electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the school. Please make sure all transcripts are sent to the International Student Office - You may choose to mail physical documents to the address provided below. All transcripts sent directly by the student via email will be considered unofficial.

NOTE: Unconditional acceptance can only be given with official and complete transcripts. Conditional acceptance will be given to those with unofficial or in-progress transcripts and will be required to submit their official and complete transcripts before registering for courses their first quarter. Transcripts submitted directly by the applicant will be considered unofficial.


Immigration Checklist:

1. Proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study in the form of an official bank statement of account, government scholarship letter or athletic scholarship letter (accounts must be accessible at any time)

2. Affidavit of Support Form

3. A copy of your current I-20 and a front-and-back copy of your I-94

4. International Transfer Eligibility Form completed by the DSO at your current school

After receiving the acceptance letter, transfer students will need to have the transfer form completed by their current international advisor (DSO) and submitted to Louisiana Tech’s International Student Office.

Transfer students that have not completed 24 or more credit hours must submit their high school transcripts (GPA of 2.5) and provide proof of English proficiency: one of the following (TOEFL – 71, IELTS – 6.5, ACT – 23, New SAT – 1130). All official test scores must be sent using our school code: 6372. In addition, we suggest submitting a PDF copy of your scores via email.


Sending Your Application Documents

Most admission documents can be sent as PDF attachments via email ( with the exception of official test scores and official transcripts. You also have the option to send your documents by express or standard mailing options.

The ISO uses University Express Mail Service (UEMS) to ensure your express mailing needs are met. To create your account with UEMS, please click here.

If you have any questions about how to use this service, please visit the FAQs section of the UEMS website, or you may contact them by email or phone.

You may also use any standard shipping option of your choosing to mail your documents to the following address:

International Student Office
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3037
Ruston, LA 71272



An application will not be considered without specific documentation of yearly funds available to cover each year of study at the University. Louisiana Tech University estimates the student’s average cost for an academic term of twelve months to be:

Tuition and Fees             $ 17,997
Living expenses              $ 8,500 (including meals and housing)
Books and Insurance       $ 2,200
TOTAL                            $ 28,697

**Fees are subject to change without notice**. Any changes will be updated here.

When the required credentials are on file, your application will be processed and you will be notified of the decision by mail. We cannot give this information out over the phone. If you want anyone other than yourself to receive information, we must have written permission from you stating the full name of the person.

**I-20s will only be issued to accepted students. Transfer students will receive their new I-20's after attending orientation and enrolling in their courses.


Application Deadlines - all required documents must be submitted by the following dates:

Fall Quarter Enrollment: July 1
Winter Quarter Enrollment: October 1
Spring Quarter Enrollment: January 1
Summer Quarter Enrollment: April 1