International Undergraduate

Admission Status Categories

Regular Admission: Offered to students who meet all university, departmental, and language proficiency admission requirements.

LU Pathway Program Admission (formerly known as Bridge) is offered to students who meet all university and departmental admission requirements but who have not yet satisfied the language proficiency requirement.  These students will be enrolled in academic courses at Lamar University as well as language courses 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 a language program at Lamar.  Upon completion of the advanced level English study, these students are eligible for admission to Lamar University. 


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Freshman: If you are an international student who has never been enrolled at a post-secondary college or university, you must submit all required documents and show evidence of a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all secondary school work.

Undergraduate Transfer: If you are an international student who has been enrolled at another post-secondary college or university and would like to transfer into an undergraduate degree program at Lamar University, you must submit all required documents and show evidence of a 2.5 grade point average on all secondary and post-secondary school work.

How to Apply

Please use your name as it appears on your passport on your application and on all other communication with Lamar University.

1. Submit Application. All international applicants should submit online applications through the Apply Texas system. International Freshman applicants should submit the International Freshman Application. International Transfer applicants should submit the International Transfer Application.  Lamar will waive the $75 international application fee from March 1 through July 1, 2018. 

2. Submit Official Evaluation of Transcripts. International Undergraduate applicants must have an official report of course-by-course evaluated transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary work sent to Lamar University directly by the evaluating agency. Lamar University does not provide an internal evaluation service, and you do not need to send official transcripts to our office.  These agencies may deliver your evaluation by email at, or to the mailing address listed below.

Lamar University
International Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont TX 77710 

3. Submit Admission Test Scores. International Freshman and International Transfer applicants should have scores on the SAT or ACT issued to Lamar University directly by the testing agency.

4. Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency. International applicants, both undergraduate and graduate, must provide proof of English language proficiency through scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. This testing requirement is waived only for applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years of study at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country. Scores are valid for two years, and must be received directly from the testing agency.

English Proficiency Requirements

Regular Admission Lamar University Pathway Program (formerly Bridge) Conditional Admission
TOEFL Internet Based Total 79 61-78 Below 61
TOEFL Computer Based Total 213 179-212 Below 179
TOEFL Paper Based Total 550 500-549 Below 500
IELTS Total 6.5 6.0 Below 6.0

Admission Status

After application materials have been received, the Office of Admissions will send the applicant an e-mail with a student identification number and a notice of any missing materials. This ID number, along with the applicant's birthdate, can be used to Check Admission Status online.

Admissions Questions

If you have questions regarding your admission, please contact International Undergraduate Admissions at

After Acceptance

Once an international student is academically accepted, he or she must immediately contact the International Admissions office to complete a financial guarantee form and submit it with proof of funds for I-20 processing.  An applicant's first I-20 will be sent via express courier at no charge.  Any subsequent courier costs for I-20 documents will be the responsibility of the applicant.

Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).  Unless exempt, students must take the TSI Assessment to determine their readiness for college-level work before being advised and registering for classes. Exemptions from TSI testing include qualifying SAT, ACT, or TAKS scores. To verify exemption or testing requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Center at (409) 880-8822 or Contact the LU Career & Testing Center to register for the TSI Assessment

Before attending on-campus classes, students who are under age 22 must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet specific criteria for declining a vaccination. Get more information on complying with this requirement pursuant to Texas Senate Bill 1107.