Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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each semester of study.
The deadlines are as follows:
Fall: May 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: March 15
We accept documents after the deadline, but we cannot guarantee processing in time for the commencement of the semester.
IELTS scores can be sent as a scan or copy. On every IELTS score report form, there is a little block on the lower right hand side labeled “Test Report Form Number”. McNeese participates in an online verification system where we type your Test Report Form number into a database and can electronically verify your score. This means you can send an unofficial copy and it can be deemed official after verification.
My parents did not keep my medical records/my medical records are in a foreign language/I don’t have access to a doctor right now for confirmation of immunizations. What do I do?
You can “sign the waiver” by fully filling out the Student Information section (section 1) on the front of the form. On the back (page 2) of the form, check-mark “personal” for both waiver sections and sign and date both sections.
This waiver is in lieu of providing extensive shot records. Our office advises that you sign the waiver to avoid having a hold placed on your account for insufficient documentation.
**SACM sponsored students may email our office their Financial Guarantee.
*Note that we only require post-secondary school work be evaluated. Your High School (Secondary School) transcripts will be evaluated by the admissions staff at McNeese.
A “qualifying” minimum score is as follows:
ACT: 18 English and 19 Math
SAT: 500 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
ACCUPLACER: 250 Next-Generation Writing AND 263 Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
To look at test center locations in the U.S for the ACT, visit: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers/
- To look at test center locations outside the U.S for the ACT visit: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/outside/
- To look at test center locations in the U.S for the SAT, visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates
- To look at test center locations outside the U.S for the SAT visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/test-center-code-search
*Transfer students from a U.S. College/University may need to take the ACT or SAT depending on completed coursework, but this requirement can often be waived after transcript evaluation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your transcript to inquire as to whether you meet the waiver requirements.
All new international students cannot register for courses until they’ve completed the “check-in” procedures at our office. Please remember to bring your passport, visa, our I-20, and all previous I-20s on your first visit to our office.
Undergraduate students can seek employment by contacting the office of student employment located in Smith Hall.
Graduate students also have the opportunity to work as Graduate Assistants. This position reduces the cost of tuition and waives out of state fees assessed to international students. Details for Graduate Assistantships are to be discussed with the specific department in which you intend to apply.