To apply for admission to LeTourneau University, you must submit the following information:
1. Application for Admission - A completed application for admission must be submitted along with a non-refundable application fee ($35 for paper applications and $25 for online). You may apply online at http://www.letu.edu/apply. Applications may be submitted until August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Late applications may be considered if adequate class openings are available.
2. Official Transcripts - Freshman applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school or college credits. If you are still in high school, ask your school counselor to send a complete record of your work to date, including a statement of rank in class and cumulative grade point average at the end of your junior year. You must have completed your junior year before your application will be evaluated. Please ask your school to send a final transcript after graduation. An official transcript is considered to be one that has been sent directly from the school to the LeTourneau University Admissions Office. It must be signed by a school official or carry the school's stamp or seal.
Transfer Students: Official transcripts of all college-level work are required. Course descriptions of the courses may be required to assist in determining the transferability of credit. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted into the university, or if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the university.
3. Reference Forms - You must submit two reference forms, a Christian Character Reference and an Academic Reference. The Christian Character Reference should be completed by a person in a position of responsibility at your church. The Academic Reference should be completed by your high school counselor, principal, or a teacher.
If you are a homeschooled student, please have your Academic Reference completed by a tutor or other person who has worked with you in a teacher/student environment (music, athletics, etc.).
If you are a transfer student, your Academic Reference should be completed by a college professor. If you have been out of school for more than 2 semesters and are not able to have your reference completed by a college professor, then your current employer may complete the form. If you are transferring from a Christian college or university, you must also submit a Christian College Transfer Recommendation Form. This form will be mailed to you after application has been received and can be downloaded from the LETU website.
4. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), or ACT (American College Test) Scores - LeTourneau University's code for the SAT is 6365; our code for the ACT is 4120. We do require students who take the SAT to submit their writing and essay scores and the writing scores for students taking the ACT.
When the Admissions Office has received all of the above information, an admission decision will be made. LeTourneau University uses a rolling admissions policy. Applicants are evaluated as soon as their admissions file is complete. After you have been admitted, please submit the following:
1. Health Record Form - This form will be mailed to you with your letter of admission and must be submitted prior to registration in your first semester of attendance. The purpose of the health record is to enable the University to assist you in case of emergency. A bacterial meningitis vaccine is required of all new residential students (Texas HB 4189 took effect January 1, 2010).
2. Tuition Deposit of $100 - The tuition deposit of $100 is due by May 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for the spring semester, or within two weeks after you are admitted, whichever is later. This deposit (which is refundable upon request until May 1 for fall applicants or December 1 for spring applicants) confirms your intention to enroll and reserves a place for you in your class. The deposit is applied to your tuition when you register.
3. Housing Advance Reservation Fee of $100 - The housing fee of $100 is required of all students desiring housing on campus (including both residence halls and on campus apartments). This fee is refundable upon request until May 1 for students entering in the fall semester and December 1 for students entering in the spring semester. Housing assignments are made only for students who have paid the tuition deposit and housing fee and are made on a first come first served basis.
4. Health Insurance Information Form - All students are required to have health insurance coverage. This coverage may be through a personal insurance plan or may be purchased from the University at registration.
You should also begin the application process for financial aid at the time of application for admission. Certain types of financial aid are awarded according to the date of completion of the necessary forms. A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) may be obtained from the Admissions Office or from your high school counselor’s office. You may also apply on-line at http://www.fafsa.gov.. The FAFSA is required for all students who desire financial assistance.
You will be notified of your financial aid award only after you have been admitted by the University. You will receive periodic reports on your admissions status from your admissions counselor. You may also review your admissions and financial aid documents anytime through MyLETU. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Our phone number is 1-800-759-8811; our fax number is 903-233-4301, and our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.