Updated July 1, 2020 at 8:30am CDT


Lamar University has changed admissions policies for students applying for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms. Changes include:

Application fees have been waived for all students. 

Students may submit unofficial high school and college transcripts (see Admissions section below)

Freshman/Transfer Students
  • Freshman are not required to submit an SAT/ACT score to receive an admission decision
  • If a high school senior has over 18 hours of college credit and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, they may submit their college transcripts for an admission decision
  • We will be accepting English Proficiency test score reports from Duolingo to assist international students with a remote testing option

*Waiver only applies to students who have an undergraduate degree in an engineering field
**Admitted students will receive conditional admission. Students must complete the GRE by August 1




  • Can I currently submit an admissions application?
    Yes, you can submit your admissions application through ApplyTexas.
  • What if I cannot take the SAT/ACT Test?
    Lamar University is reviewing all applications for freshman admission under a holistic, test-optional format for students applying for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Students will not be required to submit an SAT/ACT score to receive an admissions decision.
  • How can I submit application-related documents?

    Documents can be mailed to: Office of Admissions, PO BOX 10009, Beaumont, TX 77710. While many high schools and colleges are still able to send official transcripts at this time, we are currently accepting unofficial transcripts when official documents cannot be obtained.

    It is only necessary to submit your unofficial documents ONE TIME. If you submit the same documents more than once, you will greatly reduce the processing time. 

    *Note: Official transcripts will still be required for all incoming students prior to enrolling in classes.

    Submit Unofficial Documents

  • Will there be an application deadline extension?
    In order to allow ample time for admissions decisions to be made and for admitted students to go through the enrollment process, the application deadlines are as follows:

    Summer 2020 - May, 11, 2020
    Fall 2020 – Jul 1, 2020 (International Students) and August 1, 2020 (Domestic Students)
  • Will this affect the timing of admissions notifications?
    We are still processing admissions decisions in a similar time frame. Check your admissions status here.
  • What if I am unable to take the TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency test?

    Lamar University also accepts the Duolingo English Test. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Lamar University when you send your results.

    Take the Duolingo English Test

  • When can I apply for Fall 2021?
    The application for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will open August 1, 2020.

Visit Information

  • Are campus visits still happening?

    Currently, all on-campus visits and events have been canceled until July 31. However, we offer a number of virtual visits as well as on-demand recordings of each virtual visit!

  • Can I register for a tour?

    Due to the uncertain nature of current events, we have closed registrations for future visits. We will make updates to this page and other admissions pages whenever new information is available.

  • Are there other ways I can see campus?

    Absolutely! We have a great virtual tour (on the right side of this page) that you can follow. We also recommend you follow LamarAdmissions on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for new updates and insights into campus!


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