The information below explains the basic admissions requirements for LeTourneau University. Also in this section of the catalog, you will find links to information about Transfer Credits, the Admissions Process, and specific details for a variety of common enrollment considerations. You will also notice a link to our online Application for Admission.
Each candidate is evaluated on his or her academic record, test scores, class rank, and recommendations. We also look for character, leadership, service, and Christian values. LeTourneau is unapologetically Christian in its mission and only admits students who are compatible with the distinctively Christian emphasis of the University and who are likely to profit from a LeTourneau education. Successful applicants profess a personal Christian experience or are open to instruction in the Christian faith and willing to participate in the Christian community at LeTourneau.
All applicants must have graduated from high school, home school program or have completed a G.E.D. prior to registration for their first semester in college. Applicants must submit a final official transcript from their high school or home school (freshman applicants only) and from all colleges attended, regardless of the amount of transfer credit to be awarded. Failure to submit official transcripts from all schools attended may result in removal from classes once at LeTourneau.
For the fall 2010 semester, freshmen entered LETU with an average Critical Reading and Math score of 1159 and ACT composite of 25.4.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. The first admissions decisions for the fall 2012 semester will be announced September 2011. Students are encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible at www.letu.edu/apply.
Recommended High School Preparation
We suggest you take the following courses during high school:
Four units of English.
Three units of math, including two units of algebra and one unit of geometry. Engineering or mathematics majors should take an additional unit of trigonometry and/or precalculus.
Three units of natural science (biology, chemistry, physics).
Three units of social science (history, government).
One unit of computer science.
One unit of a foreign language is preferred but not required.
Additional High School Course Recommendations (based on your major/program)
For a major in Engineering or Mathematics, students should also take Physics I, II.
For a major in the Natural Sciences, students you should take one additional year of science (four units total).
For a major with a pre-med emphasis, students should take additional Biology and Chemistry courses.
For a major with an interest in attending law school, students should take one additional year of social science (four units total).
For a major in a Liberal Arts area, students should take two units of foreign language.
The Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program helps ensure a solid beginning to targeted students’ academic careers by providing additional personal and academic support during their first year at LeTourneau University. AIM students have been admitted conditionally to the university based on their SAT/ACT scores and/or high school grade point averages. Additional fees may apply for students admitted to AIM. For more information on this program, contact the LETU admissions office or the Academic Support pages of the LETU website.
Other Admissions Considerations
For transfer applicants, a minimum college grade point average of 2.00 (on a four point scale) is required for unconditional admission. Official transcripts from every college or university attended must be forwarded in the Admissions Office.
Initial admission to LeTourneau University does not imply automatic readmission in future semesters. The University reserves the right to refuse admission or readmission to any prospective or returning student not meeting the standards of the school. Any applicant who intentionally withholds or falsifies pertinent information is subject to suspension or dismissal.
While a personal interview is not normally required, it may be requested of some applicants prior to admission. The Admissions Office encourages you to visit the campus. Advance notice is recommended and may be made by contacting the Admissions Office at 1-800-759-8811 or by filling out our online visit request form at www.letu.edu/visit.