I am a citizen of another country seeking enrollment at McNeese.
Admissions for International Students
We're thrilled you've decided to become a Cowboy and join the thousands of others who have made McNeese their first choice. Start your application by choosing which student type best fits you below:
Note: Before you start the application process, make sure meet admission requirements.
International Freshman Students
McNeese is happy to welcome over 400 international students representing 40 countries every year. If you are a citizen of another country seeking enrollment at McNeese, follow the checklist below to apply. If you are a DACA immigrant, pending/granted asylum seeker or permanent resident you will apply as a domestic student. If you are an international student that graduated from a U.S. high school, you will still apply as an international student, but will meet domestic requirements. Head over to the Domestic Admission Requirements for your admission requirements.
If you have completed Advanced-Level coursework through the Cambridge International Examination System or International Baccalaureate coursework, your credit could be used at McNeese. All transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. See this table to find out your transfer equivalencies.
Start Application Process
Pay a nonrefundable $30 application fee
Have your transcripts and diplomas from all secondary schools attended sent directly to McNeese. The Office of International Programs will calculate your GPA.
Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to McNeese directly from the testing agency. If you can't provide ACT or SAT scores, you can demonstrate readiness for college-level math in one of the ways provided on this chart, or take the Accuplacer remotely.
Submit your official TOEFL or IELTS score to McNeese. If you can't provide TOEFL or IELTS scores, you can demonstrate English proficiency in one of the ways outlined in our admission requirements.
Submit a copy of your passport.
After You Apply:
Submit a signed affidavit and bank letter from your sponsor.
(Optional) Apply for on-campus housing
(Optional) Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan
Mail application materials to:
McNeese State University
PO BOX 90180
Lake Charles, LA 70609 USA