A final admissions decision cannot be made until we have received all required documents. All required forms can be downloaded and printed from our website.
An international student applying for admission as a first-time freshman must meet the following criteria:
- Graduation from a recognized secondary school comparable to a U.S. high school;
- English language proficiency as specified under International Admissions Regulations;
- Need of no more than one developmental course; AND
- ONE of the following:
- Minimum high school GPA of 2.35 as calculated by the Office of International Student Affairs OR
- Minimum high school GPA of 2.0 as calculated by the Office of International Student Affairs andminimum composite ACT score of 20 (SAT score of 940).
An international student who graduated from a state-approved U.S. high school must meet the first-time freshman admission criteria outlined here.
You must submit the following listed below to apply for admission:
Please read and follow the instructions very carefully. You must provide the affidavit of support form promising the required $27000 amount of support from your sponsor each year and include all necessary signatures. You must also provide an official, original bank statement or bank letter verifying that your sponsor currently has the equivalent of the required $27000 amount for the first year of study in U.S. dollars deposited in a bank account.
4) $30.00 application fee
5) Official transcripts and diplomas
6) Official TOEFL or IELTS score
TOEFL scores must be mailed directly from the testing agency to McNeese (Code=6403) or a copy of the IELTS score report form must be sent to McNeese. The required minimum TOEFL scores is 61 IBT for undergraduate applicants. The required minimum IELTS scores are 5.0 for undergraduate applicants.
7) Official ACT or SAT scores for undergraduate applicants.
Official ACT or SAT scores must be mailed directly from the testing agency to McNeese (Code=6403 for SAT; Code=1594 for ACT). The required minimum ACT score is 18 English and 19 Math OR minimum SAT score is 450 Verbal and 460 Math if you have never attended a university/college.
8) Academic Scholarship Application (optional)
To be considered for the Academic Scholarship this form must be received in our office before the applicant arrives at McNeese. The scholarships are available to students who enter McNeese in the Fall Semester or Spring Semester only. For more information on scholarships please visit http://mcneese.edu/scholarships or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9) Access Award/Non-Resident Fee Waiver Application (optional only)
To be considered for the Access Award/Non-Resident Fee Waiver this form must be received in our office. This is available to students who enter McNeese in the Fall Semester or Spring Semester only. The form can be downloaded from the
Office of Scholarships and Testing.
10)On Campus Housing Application (optional)
For information on campus housing, please visit the McNeese Resident Life website or email email@example.com.
If you possess all requirements for admission, please mail in all of your documents to one of the following addresses. If you are in the U.S. and using a United States post office. either address will normally work, but any other delivery method may require one address or the other.
The mailing address for McNeese State University is:
McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Some couriers require the exact street address which is:
McNeese State University
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Once we receive your application and supporting documents, you will be contacted at the email address on your application within three to ten business days.
We might contact you at this point to:
- Notify you of missing requirements
- Ask you for additional documentation
- Notify you of acceptance
- Notify you of denial
Application, Admissions, and Post Acceptance Process
If you have been accepted and have not submitted any type of scholarship application and have never attended a U.S. University or Language Center, our office will now create your I-20. Once created, you will be contacted for delivery details.
If you are accepted and have submitted McNeese scholarship applications and have never attended a U.S. University or Language Center, our office will now submit your scholarship documents to our campus' Scholarship and Testing Office for a scholarship decision. Once we receive their scholarship decision, we can create your I-20. At this point, our office will contact you for delivery details.
Once you arrive at campus your FIRST stop must be the International Office. We will need to make copies of your visa, passport, I-94, and any previous I-20s. During this point, you will be notified of the International Orientation date (mandatory for new MSU students) and we will remove any existing holds that would prevent registration for courses.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.