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International Undergraduate


If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree program at Louisiana Tech University, please refer to the checklist below. The following is a list of all undergraduate admission requirements needed to make an application for admission.

Please email required documents to

Academic Checklist:

1. Complete the Online Application Form start an application

2. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries: Transcripts and test scores - Students are required to submit at least one of the following items below based on the GPA. You are welcome to submit more than one of the items.

2.50 71 6.0 95 Math: 510, ERW: 500, Comp: 830 Math: 19, English: 18, Comp: 15

**NOTE:  If you do not have an SAT score or your scores do not meet our requirements, we require two alternative exams. We need an English proficiency exam or an English placement exam. If you are from an officially English-speaking country, we cannot accept a proficiency exam as your entrance exam. You would need to take the English Accuplacer placement exam. In addition, we require the Math placement exam. This is not required for admission, but is required prior to registering or applying for scholarships.

College prep curriculum requirements include 3 years of college preparatory mathematics. SAT or ACT are highly recommended.

3. Applicants from English speaking countries or English-speaking high school curriculum, such as IB, international schools, etc.: Transcripts and test scores - Students are required to submit at least one of the following exams in addition to meeting the GPA requirement. 

2.50 Math: 510, ERW: 500, Comp: 830 Math: 19, English: 18, Comp: 15

**NOTE: The scores listed above will place you in the first college-level courses for English (ENGL 105/101) and Math (MATH 101). Those who do not submit SAT or ACT scores will be required to take a Math placement exam upon arrival to the university.

4. Copy of Current Valid Passport

All documents can be submitted as PDF attachments via email. 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 Office of International Affairs (International Student Office) - You may choose to mail physical documents to the address provided below.

Official test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT, ACT) can be sent directly from the testing agency. Please use university code - 6372 for sending test scores. Additionally, we request that you send a PDF copy of your scores via email to

Conditional Admission will be given to those with unofficial or in-progress transcripts and will be required to submit their official and complete transcripts by the end of the first quarter. Transcripts submitted directly by the applicant will be considered unofficial.

Unconditional Admission can only be given with official and complete transcripts.


West African applicants: Please send us the information necessary to pull your WAEC scores from the official website. This will serve as your official transcripts. We require the following information (please do not send a picture of your scratchcard):

Examination number
Examination year
Private/School candidate
Serial Number


Immigration Checklist:

The following items are required in order to receive your Initial I-20 form. This form is used to apply for your F-1 Student Visa. Upon your acceptance, you will receive your I-20 and instructions on how to apply for the F-1 Student Visa. For more details on the visa application process, please click here.

1. Proof of available yearly funds to cover each academic year of study (Fall, Winter, and Spring) 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

**Please review the form carefully before submitting. The middle section is for dependents of the student, not for sponsors or the student's own name.**

If coming from a High School in the United States, the following items are required:


Sending Your Application Documents

Most admission documents can be sent as PDF attachments via email ( with the exception of 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:

Office of International Affairs
Louisiana Tech University

305 Wisteria Street
P.O. Box 3037
Ruston, LA 71272



An application will not be considered without specific documentation of yearly funds available to cover each academic term of study. Louisiana Tech University estimates the student’s average cost for an academic term of nine months (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to be:

  Standard With Bulldog Scholarship
Tuition & Fees $18,717 $10,890
Living Expenses $6,795 $6,795
Books & Insurance $2,313 $2,313
TOTAL $27,825 $19,998

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

For a full breakdown on the fee structure, please click here.

When the required credentials are on file, your application will be processed and you will be notified of the decision. 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.


Provisional Deadlines - please submit your application by the following dates:

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