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International Student Admissions Information

> Am I a freshman, transfers or graduate? 

Semester Application
FALL June 1 mid-August early-December
SPRING November 1 mid-January early-May
SUMMER March 1 early-June early-August

Please ensure all of your required documents (application, forms, etc.) are submitted by the dates listed above. Your admission credentials will be evaluated after all your application materials are received.

Applicants will be notified by email of an admission decision. If admission is granted, a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be sent 7-10 business days from the date of admission.

Information about ULM's class schedules can be found at the Schedule of Classes.

Admission Standards for International First-Time Freshmen

• Be admissible to a university in your country

• Completion of a secondary program comparable to US high school graduation with a minimum 2.50 GPA, must include courses in English and Mathematics for scholarship consideration

• Require no more than one developmental course:

• SAT1 Evidence Based Reading and Writing ≥500, (ACT 18) - OR -

• Math ≥510 (ACT 19)

*If your SAT Critical Reading or SAT Math meets the requirement, the other subscore can be a minimum of 430 on SAT Math (or 16 on ACT Math) or a minimum of 440 on SAT Critical Reading (or 15 on ACT English). If the student has above a 530 in SAT Math (21 ACT) and the student is eligible for ESLG 1003, the student can be admitted.

Language Scores Minimum For
IELTS 6.5 7
TOEFL 79 100
DUOLINGO 100 120 


Required Supplemental Items for International First-Time Freshman. *Documentation may be uploaded to your application for provisional admission.

1. Official transcripts from your high school mark sheets, completion certificates and any required national exam results for secondary school completion.

2. English translation of high school documents if not in English

3. Official TOEFL, Duolingo English Proficiency exam or IELTS scores  ULM TOEFL code: 6482

4. Statement of Financial Backing along with a bank statement  or official bank letter showing funds to cover expenses on I-20.

5. Official SAT or ACT scores should be sent directly from ACT/SAT to ULM.  SAT school code is 6482  ACT school code is 1598

6. Submit immunization requirements to Medicat - check here for more information.

7. $30 application fee.

8. A valid passport is required for I-20 completion.

Admission Standards for International Transfer Students

• A transferable Associate Degree (AA or AS or AGS)

- OR -

• A minimum 18 college-level academic hours with a 2.50 minimum GPA

- AND -

• Must have completed a college-level Mathematics (equivalent to “College Algebra” or higher level) with a grade of C or better and be eligible to enroll in a college-level English course (ESL 1003 or ENGL 1001)

- AND -

• English (equivalent to English Composition at US universities) credit from a U.S. accredited institution


Language Scores Minimum For
IELTS 6.5 7
TOEFL 79 100
DUOLINGO 100 120 


Required supplemental items for international transfer students. *Documents may be uploaded to your application.

1. Official transcripts from any university attended. If attended outside the US, we need an evaluation of the credits by an approved evaluation service (see approved evaluation services below). Transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to the ULM Office of Admissions.

2. The Statement of Financial Backing along with a bank statement showing funds to cover expenses on I-20.

3. Submit immunization requirements to Medicat - check here for more information.

4. Official TOEFL, Duolingo English Proficiency exam, or IELTS scores

5. $30 application fee

6.  A valid passport is required for I-20 completion

International Student Application Checklist

Admission Standards for International Graduate Students

For complete information about Graduate admissions for international students, please visit the International Graduate Admissions page. Please note that some graduate programs have earlier deadlines than the general admission deadline. Please visit the Graduate Program page for specific program admission and deadline information.

Approved Evaluation Services

• World Educational Services (WES) - Preferred for Graduate Admissions

• Educational Credential Evaluators Inc (ECE) - Preferred for Undergraduate Admissions



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