I have graduated high school, or will graduate high school soon, and want to pursue a bachelor's degree

Admissions for a Bachelor's Degree

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:


Freshmen Students

If you've never attended a university, community college or technical school after graduating from high school, then you're considered to be a freshman student. The following checklist gives you everything you'll need to successfully apply to McNeese.

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Start Application Process

Application Steps

Submit your official ACT or SAT scores to McNeese directly from the testing agency. McNeese's ACT school code is 1594 and SAT school code is 6403.
Submit your high school transcripts directly to McNeese. If you attended any college courses while enrolled in high school, submit transcripts from those institutions as well
Home schooled students: Submit a copy of your home school transcripts and Home School State Approval letter.
Out-of-state high school students: Have your high school submit your transcript to McNeese, and then your final transcript after you graduate.

After You Apply

After you receive notification your application has been processed, pay a nonrefundable $20 application fee.
Submit Proof of Immunization Compliance Form
(Males ages 18-25) Submit proof of selective service registration.
(Optional) Apply for financial aid and scholarships at fafsa.gov. McNeese's FAFSA school code is 002017.
(Optional) Apply for on-campus housing at www.mcneesereslife.com.
(Optional) Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at www.dineoncampus.com/mcneese.


Office of Admissions


Note: Before you start the application process, make sure meet admission requirements.


App Deadlines

Fall applications - due August 1
Spring applications - due December 1
Summer applications - due May 15