Applying to Lamar

Lamar University welcomes applicants from all over the world.  Applications are available online.  Anyone interested in attending Lamar University should refer to the admissions’ website at

https://beacardinal.lamar.edu/how-to-apply/international.html

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Types of Admission

Regular Admission is reserved for students who meet all university, departmental and language proficiency admission requirements.

Bridge Admission is offered to students who meet all university and departmental admission requirements but who fall short of fully satisfying the language proficiency requirement. These students will be enrolled in academic courses at Lamar University and in language courses at TIEP at lamar.

Conditional Admission (Undergraduate Students) - Offered to students who meet all university requirements except for language proficiency. Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll full time in TIEP at Lamar. Upon completion of the advanced level English study, these students are eligible for admission to Lamar University. 

Conditional Admission (Graduate Students) - At departmental descretion, conditional admission may be offered to students who have not yet satisfied the language proficiency requirement. Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll full time in TIEP at Lamar. Upon completion of the advanced level English study, these students are eligible for admission to the Lamar University department that offered this admission status.

Language Institute Admission is available to students who need significant English language training that prevents their immediate enrollment at the post-secondary level. Students interested in language training only may apply directly to TIEP at Lamar without being considered for Lamar University admission.

Following the submission of an online application, applicants should submit the following:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Admissions Test Scores
  3. English Proficiency Scores
  4. Copy of Passport Biographical Pages
  5. Proof of Financial Resources

International students must prove that they have the financial resources to attend Lamar University. As part of the application process, international students must submit an original Financial Statement Form that asks for personal, family, and/or sponsor financial information and a bank verification of financial holdings.

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Students applying within the United States should be sure to list all US institutions currently and/or previously attended, including language learning institutions, on the application as well as submit official transcripts, entrance exams, and English proficiency scores to the Office of Admissions.  The following documentation should be forwarded to the International Student Services Office.

1.     Financial Statement/Affidavit of Support

International students must prove that they have the financial resources to attend Lamar University. As part of the application process, international students must submit an original/scanned Financial Statement Form that asks for personal, family, and/or sponsor financial information and a bank verification of financial holdings..

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 2.     Copies of Immigration Documentation

  • Passport Biographical Pages
  • Visa
  • I-94 (Arrival/Departure) Card – front/back
  • All SEVIS Forms I-20 Received (Initial/current) – Original documents will be required upon registration.

3.     SEVIS Transfer-In Form

International students with F-1 or J-1 visas who have attended a school in the U.S. must make sure that this form is completed and submitted to the International Student Services Office at Lamar University before they will receive a transfer SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 or enroll. A current form (one that gives information about the semester or quarter immediately before the student will transfer/enroll at Lamar University) is required. Copies of your current immigration documents (SEVIS I20(s)/DS2019, Passport, Biographical and Visa pages, and I-94 Card) must also be submitted by the student to our office. Completion of this side of the form authorizes your International Student Advisor at your school to verify the information the student has provided and to complete the reverse side of the form.   

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DO NOT HAVE YOUR SEVIS RECORD RELEASED OR TRANSFERRED TO LAMAR UNIVERSITY UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED WRITTEN APPROVAL TO DO SO.


Placement Exams

1. New (First Time in College) International Undergraduate Students

For more information on placement exams, click here.

2. International Transfer Students

Transferring students should be advised to bring English translations of their course syllabi and the course descriptions for transfer courses.  The student should also be aware that they will have to petition the department for each course as to whether the transfer credits will be accepted as equivalent to the Lamar University requirement.