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Transfer from a Language Program at a U.S. Institution

Transfer from a Language Program at a U.S. Institution

Transfer From a Language Program At a U.S. Institution Checklist
  • Be sure to select one of our "International" application options.   
                                                                                                                        
  • Please read and follow the instructions very carefully.
  • You must provide the affidavit of support form promising the required $27000 amount of support from your sponsor each year and include all necessary signatures.
  • You must also provide an official, original bank statement or bank letter verifying that your sponsor currently has the equivalent of the required $27000 amount for the first year of study in U.S. dollars deposited in a bank account.                                                                                                                                                           

3) Proof of Immunization form PDF (May be submitted upon arrival)
                                                                                 
4) $30.00 application fee 
(Payable within the online application)
5) Official transcripts and diplomas
  • Official transcripts and diplomas/provisional certificates from all schools attended must be sent to directly to McNeese from the school or by the applicant in sealed envelopes and must be certified by the school's registrar, controller of exams or attestation officer.

Undergraduate Admissions
  1. Students applying for an undergraduate (bachelor's degree) program who have never attended a university or college must submit official high school/secondary school transcripts from all high schools/secondary schools attended, including any US high schools/secondary schools, once grades are posted for the last semester attended.
  2. Students applying for an undergraduate (bachelor's degree) program who have attended a university or college for at least one full year must send official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, including any US universities/colleges, once grades are posted for the last semester attended.

Graduate Admissions
  1. Students applying for a graduate (master's degree) program must send official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, including any US universities/colleges, once grades are posted for the last semester attended. 
                                                                                                                                                  
6) Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
  • Our office requires an Official Course-By-Course Evaluation of Credentials for all college/university credit earned from foreign institutions. 
  • Detailed instructions for ordering a course-by-course credential evaluation can be found on each evaluator's website.
  • The official credential evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to McNeese State University.
        
7) Official TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Please refer to the criteria listed under your "Student Type" on the left.
8) Official GRE/GMAT (for graduate applicants) 
  • Please refer to the criteria listed under your "Student Type" on the left.
               --OR--
 9) Official ACT/SAT scores (for undergraduate applicants)                                                                                                                     
  • Official ACT or SAT scores must be mailed directly from the testing agency to McNeese (Code=6403 for SAT; Code=1594 for ACT).​
  • If you have never attended a university/college, the required minimum ACT score is 18 English/19 math OR minimum SAT score is 500 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing / 500 math

If you have attended a U.S. university/college and have earned more than 18 credit hours, you cannot fulfill admission requirements with ACT/SAT scores. You must have earned at least a U.S. transferrable associate degree from a regionally accredited institution (AA, AS, AGS - not AAS) OR have the McNeese equivalent of English 101 (College Level English) and Math 113 (College Algebra).

If you have attended a Non-U.S. university/college you must have the McNeese equivalent of Math 113 and the minimum ACT 18 English OR SAT 500 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing   
 
  • To be considered for the academic scholarship this form must be recieved in our office before the applicant arrives at McNeese.
  • The scholarships are available to students who enter McNeese in the fall semester or spring semester only.
  • For more information on scholarships please visit the Scholarship Office or email scholarships@mcneese.edu
  • Please note that students who are sponsored by a government or goverment-affiliated scholarship program are NOT eligible to request any scholarships through McNeese.
                                
11) On Campus Housing Application (Optional)
  • For information on campus housing, please visit the McNeese Resident Life website or email msuhousingmanager@ambling.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
12) 3 Recommendation Letters PDF are required for environmental science/chemistry graduate applicants only.                   

Mail Your Documents
If you are in the U.S. and using a United States Post Office, either address will normally work, but any other delivery method may require one address or the other.

 
The mailing address for McNeese State University is:
McNeese State University
International Programs
Box 90180
Lake Charles, LA 70609
USA

Some couriers require the exact street address which is:

McNeese State University
International Programs
HC Drew Center
150 Beauregard Drive
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605 USA

A final admissions decision cannot be made until we have received all required documents.
Once we receive your application and supporting documents, you will be contacted at the email address on your application within three to ten business days.
We might contact you at this point to:
-Notify you of missing requirements
-Ask you for additional documentation
-Notify you of acceptance
-Notify you of denial
 
Application, Admissions, and Post Acceptance Process

If you have been accepted and have not submitted any type of scholarship application and have never attended a U.S. university or language center, our office will now create your I-20. Once created, you will be contacted for delivery details.

If you are accepted and have submitted McNeese scholarship applications and have never attended a U.S. university or language center, our office will now submit your scholarship documents to our campus' Scholarship Office for a scholarship decision. Once we receive their scholarship decision, we can create your I-20. At this point, our office will contact you for delivery details.

Once you arrive at campus your FIRST stop must be the International Office. We will need to make copies of your visa, passport, and any previous I-20s. During this visit, you will be notified of the International Orientation date (mandatory for new MSU students) and we will remove any existing holds that would prevent you from registering for classes.

Please feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@mcneese.edu with any additional questions.