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In order to receive admission into LeTourneau University as an international student, applicants must provide the university with the following documents and information:


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Please notify your institution's Study Abroad Coordinator or International Studies Officer before you apply.

Academic References

Submit two academic references completed by a university professor or advisor who is a non-relative.

To submit your academic references, fill out and return the Academic References Form.

Academic Documents

The Exchange/Study Abroad Coordinator at your university must submit your official transcript to the Office of Global Initiatives by email. The transcript must be in English.

Proof of English 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.

Table showing minimum English proficiency scores required for full or conditional admission to LETU
Full admission
Conditional admission
TOEFL (IBT) 80 60
TOEFL (PBT) 525 500
IELTS (each band) 6.0 4.5
TOEIC 700 500
PTE 53 43
iTEP 3.8 3.0
Duolingo English Test 105 75
HGU ITP 525 500
ELS 109 -

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 university-level courses and degree completion at LeTourneau University. 

LETU's TOEFL school code is 6653.

ELS Language Center Logo

LeTourneau University has signed a conditional admission articulation agreement with ELS Language Centers. Completion of ELS level 109 is sufficient to meet the English proficiency  requirement for admission to the LeTourneau undergraduate program. Please visit for more information regarding ELS programs.

If the partner university provides certification that incoming exchange students’ courses are instructed in English, then the English test requirement may be waived. Such incoming exchange students may be required, however, to take an ESL placement test upon arrival at LeTourneau. If students demonstrate university-level English language proficiency on the placement test, they will be exempted from taking ESL courses. 

Proof of Financial Resources

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 the International Admissions Office (see address below).

On your I-20, the total cost of attendance will include the current cost of tuition, room and board, and insurance. More detailed information about tuition and fees can be found at Tuition & Fees. The tuition deposit will be held in escrow and applied toward your first year's expenses.

Copy of Passport with Photo

Please submit a copy of your passport picture page with your application.




Office of Global Initiatives
LeTourneau University
2100 South Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75602


Zach Jones

International Admissions Coordinator
+1 903.233.3172


Suma Jayakar

Director of South Asian Initiatives
+1 903.233.3175