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First Time Freshman

Welcome Freshman

A first-time freshman is a student who has not attended a university, community college, or technical school after graduating from high school or passing a high school equivalency exam.

Are you an International Freshman Applicant?

An international student who has not enrolled in college-level coursework in either the United States or abroad. See checklist for international first time freshman


Readiness Test Scores for College-Level English and Math

EnglishScoreMathScore
ACT English18ACT Math19
SAT writing & language (New – 2016 and later)25SAT Math (New – 2016 and later)500
SAT critical writing (Old – prior to 2016)450SAT Math (Old – prior to 2016)460
ACCUPLACER sentence skills86ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra65
COMPASS writing70COMPASS Algebra40

First Time Freshman Checklist

  • Apply for admissions and scholarships
  • Submit your official ACT or SAT scores directly to McNeese from the testing agency (McNeese ACT school code 1594/SAT school code 6403).
  • Pay $20 application fee – After application is processed via your MyMcNeese portal.
  • Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance Form.pdf PDF icon.
  • Submit copy of draft card (males ages 18 – 25 only).
  • (Home School Only) Have your home-school send your transcript to McNeese now and final transcript after you graduate.
  • Submit official college transcripts directly to McNeese from institutions attended for any college courses completed while in high school.
  • Out-of-State High SchoolHave your high school submit to McNeese your transcript now and then your final transcript after you graduate.
  • Home-SchoolSubmit copy of your home-school state approval letter.
  • Optional: Complete the financial aid application at fafsa.gov (McNeese FAFSA school code 002017).
  • Optional: Complete application for on-campus housing at www.mcneesereslife.com
  • Optional: Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at www.dineoncampus.com/mcneese