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Transfer Admission

If you are transferring from another college or university, you must meet all international transfer requirements for Louisiana Tech. Please refer to the checklist below. The following is a list of all undergraduate transfer admission requirements necessary for admission. Documents may be submitted via email or mailed to the address provided below.

 

Academic Checklist:

1. Complete the Online Application Form start an application. 

2. Applicants transferring from US schools: Official academic records and transcripts (24 or more credits with GPA of 2.25). Applicants with less than 24 credits must meet Freshmen admission requirements.* 

3. Applicants transferring from schools outside of the US: Official course-by-course transcript evaluation (GPA of 2.25) with course descriptions or syllabi and copies of transcripts. Transcript evaluations must sent directly by a professional evaluation company, such as SpanTran or WES. Please have them mailed to the address provided below.

4. All applicants must submit course descriptions or syllabi from your university. This will be used to evaluate transfer credits. 

Those coming from non-English speaking countries must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following: TOEFL score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 or Duolingo English Test of 100. Please email PDFs of test scores to international@latech.edu.

5. Copy of Passport

6. Copy of Associates Degree Certificate (if applicable)

7. 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 Office of International Affairs (International Student Office) - international@latech.edu. 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 may 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. The possibility of conditional admission is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

Immigration Checklist:

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

3. A copy of your current I-20 and a front-and-back copy of your I-94 (transferring from a US school only)

4. International Transfer Eligibility Form completed by the DSO at your current school (transferring from a US school only)

5. DS-160

When filling out the DS-160 for your visa interview, you can list our office address (listed below) for the local address in the States. 

305 Wisteria St
Tolliver Hall 229
Ruston, LA 71272

 

Sending Your Application Documents

Most admission documents can be sent as PDF attachments via email (international@latech.edu) 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 OIA 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
U.S.A.

 

Funding

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:

Tuition and Fees            $21,894
Living expenses             $8,820 (including meals and housing)
Books and Insurance     $2,358
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TOTAL                            $33,072

**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.

 

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