I keep receiving emails that my admissions application is incomplete, but I have been accepted. What should I do?
Contact the Admissions and Recruiting Office at 337-475-5504 to confirm what documents are needed. If all required documents are not submitted, a hold will be placed on your account 30 days after your first semester. Missing documentation may be mailed to:
Lake Charles, LA 70609
How do I make an appointment with my advisor?
If you are a first-time freshman under the age of 20, you will be advised and will register for classes during Orientation. If you are a first-time freshman over the age of 20, you will schedule an appointment with your advisor at www.mcneese.edu/gbst. If you are a transfer student, contact your department as listed on your acceptance letter.
Where do I get a student ID card?
Once you have registered and paid your tuition and fees, bring a photo ID to University Police located on the west side of Ryan Street. Your first student ID card is free; cost for replacement is $10. You do not need a new card each semester, only if you lose it.
Where do I get a parking decal?
Once you have paid your tuition and fees, bring your driver’s license and vehicle registration to University Police located on the west side of Ryan Street.
How do I find out which textbooks I need?
To view textbook information for your classes, go to mcneesecowboystore.com. Select the Textbooks link on the left, select the term and enter the appropriate search criteria for your courses. The search results will include the title, author and ISBN of the required and/or recommended textbooks.
What is a PTA account?
A Personal Touch Account allows students to purchase items at the University Bookstore and pay for them at a later time. First-time freshmen may charge books only, but all other students may charge any item in the bookstore. To open a PTA, pay your tuition and fees and bring a photo ID to the Bookstore.
I’ve been accepted for admission but I need developmental English and/or Math. What do I do?
Since McNeese no longer offers developmental English and math courses, you have a few options:
If you need developmental English, take the ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills exam; if you need developmental math, take the ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra exam. ACCUPLACER exams are offered by McNeese’s Office of Testing Services. You can register and pay for exams, view more information about ACCUPLACER and access a free study app at www.mcneese.edu/testing.
Re-take the ACT or SAT to increase your scores in English and/or math. Have your official scores sent to McNeese.
Cross-enroll with SOWELA Technical Community College to complete the developmental course on McNeese’s campus. Your academic advisor can discuss this with you and help you through the process.
I’ve taken AP and/or CLEP courses. How do I get credit?
Have College Board send your official Advanced Placement and/or CLEP scores to McNeese (College Code 6403). Once the scores are received, the Registrar’s Office will review your scores and award credit based on University policy. You can view the credit awarded for AP and CLEP exams at catalog.mcneese.edu. Select Academic Regulations and then College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) or College Board College Level Examination Program (CLEP) located under Prior Learning Assessment Programs.
I’ve taken dual enrollment courses from another college. How do I transfer the credits?
Have the other college you attended send your official transcripts to the McNeese Admissions Office. Once the transcript is received, the Registrar’s Office will evaluate the transcript and place any college-level academic coursework on your McNeese transcript. Your advisor will then determine if the credit will count toward your McNeese degree plan.