Please submit the following items:
- Reference Forms
- Academic Documents
- Proof of English Proficiency
- Proof of Financial Resources
- Proof of Immunizations
- Copy of Passport with Photo
Step 1: Application
Step 2: Two reference forms
Submit two reference forms. The academic reference should be completed by a teacher or guidance counselor from your high school or college. The Christian character reference can be completed by a pastor or Christian leader in your church. If you do not attend a church, this form can be completed by an adult who is in a position to comment on your character. These references can be completed online.
Step 3: Academic documents
Please send all original records of national and school completion exams to the address below. If you have completed at least one semester of full-time college course work, you are not required to submit test scores, though it is highly encouraged if you have taken either of those tests.
Step 4: Proof of English language proficiency
If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English proficiency or enroll in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for conditional admission to LeTourneau University. *Please note that there is not a beginner level in the ESL program.*
These are the minimum scores necessary for full admission to LeTourneau University undergraduate programs: 80 on the Internet-based version (iBT) of TOEFL, 197 on the computer-based version, or 525 on the paper-based version. The English proficiency requirement may also be met by providing a minimum of 5.5 on the IELTS.
Conditional admissions may be granted for students who have obtained a 60 or better on the TOEFL iBT or a 4.5 or 5 on the IELTS.
LeTourneau University offers an ESL program for students already at an intermediate or advanced proficiency level in English. Students may enroll for 12 hours per semester at either the intermediate or advanced level. Students must enter the program with a working knowledge of English due to the fact that these classes are designed to prepare students for academic performance and degree completion at LeTourneau University. More information about ESOL courses can be found here.
Step 5: Documentation of financial support
The I-20 Form, necessary for securing a student visa to enter the U.S., will be sent to you only after admissions to LeTourneau University and proof of financial resources have been established.
According to I-20 guidelines, you must demonstrate that you will be able to afford an education at LETU through bank statements and pay the $100 housing fee and $100 tuition deposit. To establish proof to financial resources, please have your bank send a copy of your bank statement to Dan Buller in the International Office (see address below).
Step 6: Documentation of immunizations / Health record (vaccine record)
For students enrolling after January 1, 2010, the State of Texas requires that every first-time student (regardless of age or classification) residing on campus must show evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis. If you are a first-time student living on campus, you must submit evidence that you have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to checking into the residence hall. Vaccination records must indicate the type of vaccine administered in order to be accepted. The vaccination must take place no less than 10 days before you move into University housing.
In addition, all prospective LETU students must provide their immunization records. International students must provide a certified English translation of all documents.
Step 7: Copy of Passport Photo
Mail all documents to:
Alan Clipperton, Office of International Studies
2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75602