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LeTourneau University    
 
    
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Official University Catalog

Admission Requirements



Undergraduate Admission Requirements

LeTourneau University seeks to recruit students of academic excellence who complement our mission including outstanding character, leadership, service, and Christian values. Each applicant is evaluated comprehensively using transcripts, test scores, and class rank. Initial admission to LETU does not imply automatic readmission in future semesters. The University reserves the right to refuse admission or readmission to any prospective or returning student not meeting the standards of the school. Any applicant who intentionally withholds or falsifies pertinent information is subject to suspension or dismissal. While a personal interview is not normally required, an interview may be requested of some applicants prior to admission.

All undergraduate students who are 1) seeking to enroll in classes at LETU for the first time or 2) returning to LETU after having been absent for the preceding two semesters (not including summer), where absence includes registering, but dropping before class starts, must apply for admissions under one of the following categories:

I. Degree-Seeking Status
II. Dual Credit Status

Undergraduate students applying to the University must have complete files and must receive official acceptance before enrolling in classes.

The University retains the right to deny admission to prospective students who provide inaccurate or incomplete information on their application.

I. Admissions Procedures for Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Status

All degree-seeking freshmen must have graduated from high school, a home school program, or have completed a GED or HiSET prior to matriculating for their initial semester in college. Freshmen applicants must submit a final official transcript from their high school or home school and from all regionally accredited colleges attended, regardless of the amount of transfer credit to be awarded. Failure to submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited schools attended may result in removal from classes once at LETU.

Transfer students are classified as those who have attempted 12 or more credit hours after the date of high school completion or receipt of GED/HiSET. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges attended, regardless of the amount of transfer credit to be awarded. Failure to submit official transcripts from all regionally accredited schools attended may result in removal from classes once at LETU.

Application Procedure for Freshmen Students

Freshmen are considered those students who have attempted 11 or fewer hours of college credit since the date of high school completion or receipt of GED/HiSET.

To apply for admission to LeTourneau University, freshmen must submit the following:
  1. Application for Admission – A completed application for admission must be submitted. Applications are received on a rolling basis, but prospective students are encouraged to apply at least three weeks before the start of classes to ensure adequate time for transcript receipt and acceptance. Applications for admission are valid for one year.
  2. Official Transcripts – Official transcripts of all high school or regionally accredited college credits must be submitted. Students may be evaluated for provisional admission based on a completed sixth-semester transcript that reflects grades received through the end of the junior year of high school. Applicants must have completed the junior year before their application will be evaluated. Official and final transcripts are required upon graduation.

The University defines official transcript as one received directly from the issuing institution bearing appropriate validation or authentication (signed, printed on security paper, stamped or printed with the university seal) whether on paper or a certified electronic copy through a vendor approved by LETU. Official transcripts may also be transported by the student provided that the transcripts bear the appropriate validation/authentication described above and are enclosed within an envelope sealed by the issuing institution with no evidence of tampering. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for freshmen admission.

Students may submit a GED or HiSET score in lieu of high school transcripts. Home school students must submit a transcript detailing courses attempted and grades received by year. This transcript should include the type of curriculum used for home studies and the name of any coordinating organization. Additional information describing the applicant’s extracurricular activities, internships, and other relevant information may also be submitted. The transcript must be signed.

  1. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) or ACT (American College Test) Scores – A composite score of 20 is required on the ACT or a combined score of 950 on the SAT (math and critical reading only). LETU’s SAT code is 6365 and ACT code is 4120. Students who take the writing sections of the SAT and ACT are required to submit their scores. Residential applicants who have been out of high school for two or more years may request an exemption for the standardized test score requirement. Global applicants with 11 or less transferable college credit hours, who have a GED or have been out of high school for more than 1 year, will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT as part of admissions consideration. 

A final admission decision will be made once the university receives all required documentation. The University uses a rolling admissions policy in which applicants are evaluated as soon as their admissions file is complete. After being admitted, students should submit the following:

  • Health Records – Students attending classes in residence at a building owned or operated by LeTourneau University are required to submit health records prior to matriculation. The information request is available online through MyLETU. The purpose of the health record is to enable the University to assist students in case of emergency. A bacterial meningitis vaccine is required of all new students (Texas HB 4189 took effect January 1, 2010).
  • Tuition Deposit of $100 – Students attending the residential campus are required to submit a tuition deposit of $100.  The deposit is applied to tuition upon registration. Global campus students are not required to submit a tuition deposit.
  • Housing Advance Reservation Fee of $150 – The housing fee of $150 is required of all students desiring housing on campus (including both residence halls and on-campus apartments). The reservation fee is refundable upon request until May 1 for students entering in the fall semester and December 1 for students entering in the spring semester. Housing assignments are made only for students who have paid the tuition deposit and housing fee. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Freshmen applicants should begin the application process for financial aid at the time of application for admission. Certain types of financial aid are awarded according to the date of completion of the necessary forms. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants will be notified of initial financial aid eligibility after being admitted to the University. Applicants also receive periodic reports on their admissions status from their assigned admissions counselor. Admissions status and financial aid information can be reviewed anytime through MyLETU.

Conditional Admission for Freshmen: Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) Program

Freshmen students who do not fully meet admissions requirements may be considered for conditional admission into the Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program. AIM helps ensure a solid beginning to targeted students’ academic careers by providing additional personal and academic support during their first year at LETU. AIM students have been admitted conditionally to the University based on their SAT/ACT scores and/or cumulative grade point averages. Additional fees may apply for students admitted to AIM. For more information on this program, contact your LETU Admissions representative, the Achievement Center (Longview students) or the Student Relations Department (online students and those attending campuses other than Longview).

Students who do not meet the minimum test score and/or cumulative GPA requirements as stated previously, may apply for conditional admission into the AIM program by submitting a letter including the following:

  • Discuss specific reasons why your academic performance in high school is below what you expected, including test scores and GPA.
  • Explain what (if any) resources you might need to be academically successful in college. Examples might include tutoring, mentoring, quiet study time, etc.
  • As you enter college, what specific steps will you take in order to improve your academic performance, compared to your grades and test scores in high school?

Application Procedure for Transfer Students

Transfers are considered those students who have attempted 12 or more hours of college credit since the date of high school completion or receipt of GED/HiSET.
To apply for admission to LeTourneau University, transfers must submit the following:

  1. Application for Admission - A completed application for admission must be submitted. Applications are received on a rolling basis, but prospective students are encouraged to apply at least three weeks before the start of classes to ensure adequate time for transcript receipt and acceptance. Applications for admission are valid for one year.
  2. Official Transcripts - Official transcripts of all regionally accredited college credits must be submitted, regardless of whether the student plans to apply the credit to a degree from LeTourneau University. The University defines official transcript as one received directly from the issuing institution bearing appropriate validation or authentication (signed, printed on security paper, stamped or printed with the university seal) whether on paper or a certified electronic copy through a vendor approved by LETU. Official transcripts may also be transported by the student provided that the transcripts bear the appropriate validation/authentication described above and are enclosed within an envelope sealed by the issuing institution with no evidence of tampering. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for undergraduate admission and 2.50 for graduate admission.

Students who are enrolled at other colleges or universities at the point of application may send a transcript in progress for admission consideration. A final transcript must be submitted upon completion of all coursework.

For applicants with foreign transcripts, more extensive instructions are provided in the transfer of credit section.

An admission decision will be made once the university receives all required documentation. The University uses a rolling admissions policy in which applicants are evaluated as soon as their admissions file is complete. After being admitted, students should submit the following:

  • Health Records – Students attending classes in residence at a building owned or operated by LeTourneau University are required to submit health records prior to matriculation. The information request is available online through MyLETU. The purpose of the health record is to enable the University to assist students in case of emergency. A bacterial meningitis vaccine is required of all new students (Texas HB 4189 took effect January 1, 2010).
  • Tuition Deposit of $100 - Students attending the residential campus are required to submit a tuition deposit of $100 by May 1 for the fall semester or December 1 for the spring semester, or within two weeks after admittance. This deposit—refundable upon request until May 1 for fall applicants or December 1 for spring applicants—confirms the intention to enroll. The deposit is applied to tuition upon registration. Global campus students are not required to submit a tuition deposit.
  • Housing Advance Reservation Fee of $150 - The housing fee of $150 is required of all students desiring housing on campus (including both residence halls and on-campus apartments). The reservation fee is refundable upon request until May 1 for students entering in the fall semester and December 1 for students entering in the spring semester. Housing assignments are made only for students who have paid the tuition deposit and housing fee. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transfer applicants should begin the application process for financial aid at the time of application for admission. Certain types of financial aid are awarded according to the date of completion of the necessary forms. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applicants will be notified of initial financial aid eligibility after being admitted to the University. Applicants also receive periodic reports on their admissions status from their assigned admissions counselor. Admissions status and financial aid information can be reviewed anytime through MyLETU.

Preliminary Admission for Transfer Students

Transfer applicants may be admitted preliminarily and registered for classes based on their most recent official or unofficial college transcript from a regionally accredited institution. The cumulative GPA reflected on the most recent transcript must be 2.0 or higher. The student will be limited to one semester of enrollment at the University. The transfer student must meet requirements for full admission status by the end of the initial semester for enrollment in subsequent semesters. In partnership with enrollment leadership, academic program leadership or Deans will consider student interaction, performance in LETU coursework, and other required admission documents in making a decision on full admission.

The University reserves the right to require additional information or deny preliminary admission.

LeTourneau University works toward the success of all students who are admitted to our undergraduate programs. We provide mentoring and resources to ensure this success, and we also hold students accountable to our high standards. At the determination of the faculty member, retention advisor, academic advisor, or Dean, any student who demonstrates a need for more direct academic support, or who fails to make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, may be required to engage in academic support services, including:

  • LETU 1000: Undergraduate Orientation: This orientation to undergraduate work introduces the history and culture of the university and highlights important policies and procedures. Students explore writing skills and library resources needed to undergird a successful undergraduate experience. Students utilize online course management tools and become familiar with Canvas by completing practice exercises in the course discussion forum area, safe assignment area, and completing an assessment quiz. Students will also be assisted with developing a personal learning community. This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete. Depending on the program, students may be required to complete this orientation within the first semester of enrollment at LeTourneau University. Students who need academic support may also be required to complete this seminar as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.
  • Achievement Center: The LeTourneau University Achievement Center provides a wide range of support services for undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources. Students who need academic support may be required to interact with the Achievement Center as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.
Conditional Admission for Transfers: Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) Program

Transfer students who do not fully meet admissions requirements may be considered for conditional admission into the Academic Intervention and Mentoring (AIM) program. AIM helps ensure a solid beginning to targeted students’ academic careers by providing additional personal and academic support during their first year at LETU. AIM students have been admitted conditionally to the University based on their SAT/ACT scores and/or cumulative grade point averages. Applicants admitted under these conditions are undeclared majors until they complete the AIM Program. For more information on this program, contact your LETU Admissions Counselor, the Achievement Center (Longview students) or the Student Relations Department (online students and those attending other campuses not in Longview).

Students who do not meet the minimum test score and/or cumulative GPA requirements as stated previously, may apply for conditional admission into the AIM program through submitting a letter including the following:

  • Discuss specific reasons why your academic performance in college has been below what you expected, including test scores and GPA.
  • Explain what (if any) resources you might need to be academically successful at LETU. Examples might include tutoring, mentoring, quiet study time, etc.
  • What specific steps will you take in order to improve your academic performance, compared to your previous experience in college?

Readmission of Former Students

Longview residential students who have previously been enrolled at LeTourneau University and wish to re-enter after an absence of two consecutive semesters (not including summer) and global students who wish to re-enter LETU after an absence of three consecutive semesters, where absence includes registering but dropping before class starts, must submit the following:

  1. Application for Former Students – Former students can apply online.
  2. Official Transcripts – Submit official transcripts of any regionally accredited academic work completed at other institutions since being enrolled at LETU. Students will be subject to the requirements of the most recent catalog.

The University defines official transcript as one received directly from the issuing institution bearing appropriate validation or authentication (signed, printed on security paper, stamped or printed with the university seal) whether on paper or a certified electronic copy through a vendor approved by LETU. Official transcripts may also be transported by the student provided that the transcripts bear the appropriate validation/authentication described above and are enclosed within an envelope sealed by the issuing institution with no evidence of tampering. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for admission.

  1. Admission may be contingent upon approval from the offices of Student Life, Office of the Provost, and Student Accounts.

II. Admissions Procedures for Dual Credit Status

The Dual Enrollment Program is designed for academically eligible high school students who desire to attend LeTourneau University while still enrolled in high school or home school. The University offers dual credit courses in the high school setting, online, and at the Longview campus. To apply for admission to LeTourneau University, dual credit applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application – Dual credit students must submit the Application for Dual Enrollment available at letu.edu/apply.
  2. GPA Requirement – Dual credit students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0. Applicants failing to meet minimum GPA requirements may appeal for exemption. The appeal must be submitted to the dean of the school offering the course.
  3. Transcript or Roster Verification – Students wishing to take courses online or at the LETU campus may submit a transcript to demonstrate fulfillment of the class standing and GPA requirements. Students taking dual credit courses at partner high schools may meet this requirement through a roster signed by the high school counselor and submitted to LETU. The roster must clearly state each student listed is in high school (9th grade or higher) and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Registration – Students taking dual credit courses at partner high schools will arrange course registration with their high school counselor. The counselor will submit a cumulative roster to the University’s dual credit coordinator. Students taking courses online or at the LETU campus will coordinate registration with the University’s dual credit coordinator.

Additional Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Engineering Programs

  • Students must have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a minimum SAT combined score (math and critical reading) of 1110.

Additional Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Nursing Programs

  • Completion of the School of Nursing application
  • Completion of the HESI A2 entrance exam with a minimum score of 80 on math and reading composite portions. The HESI exam can only be taken once during each enrollment period.
  • Submit official transcripts from other institutions.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Students must have achieved a “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses.
  • Two letters of reference required for transfer students only (form is found in the application)
  • Essay on nursing as a career
  • Consent to FBI background check through the Texas Board of Nursing. (Background check will be done after acceptance.)
  • Consent to drug screen. (Drug screen will be completed prior to beginning any clinical courses.)
  • Completion of all pre-requisite courses and within 12 hours of core LETU requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

  • Admission to the LeTourneau University academic program.
  • Verification of oral language skills as evidenced by successful completion of   or  .
  • Completion of a course sequence and degree plan in conjunction with the major advisor and teacher education advisor.
  • An interview with the Chair of Teacher Education or designated faculty member.
  • Successful completion of state requirements for demonstration of basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. (See the department chair for details.)
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.
  • A GPA of at least 2.5 in secondary teaching field(s) or elementary concentration.
  • No grade lower than a C in teaching field(s), concentrations, reading courses, technology course, and education courses.
  • Recommendations of personal and academic fitness by a major/concentration faculty member, the Chair of Teacher Education, and Student Life.

III. Admissions Procedures for Visiting Student Status (non-degree-seeking students)

Visiting students interested in taking single courses at LeTourneau University, or enrolling in certificate programs, must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Visiting Non-Degree Seeking Application – Visiting students can apply online.
  2. Submit transcripts – Undergraduate visiting students must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Graduate visiting students must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Those who desire to take a graduate level course must provide an official or unofficial transcript showing an earned bachelor’s or master’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.50 from a regionally accredited institution.

  1. Meet any prerequisites for the course as identified in the catalog.

Visiting students are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the correct course is taken and prerequisites are met
  • Being aware that undergraduate students are limited to 30 credit hours as a visiting student. Graduate students are limited to 12 credit hours as a visiting student. If further coursework is desired, the student must apply for regular admission.
  • Being aware that visiting students are not eligible for federal financial aid

Visiting students are not eligible for Title IV student aid. Should they choose to enroll in degree programs, they must reapply and meet all stated admission requirements for degree programs.

Graduate Admission Requirements

LeTourneau University accepts graduate students on the basis of their qualifications. Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are based upon predictors of academic success such as previous academic records, professional and managerial work experience, appropriate interpersonal skills, writing ability, and the student’s potential to succeed at the graduate level.

In some cases, the Graduate Admissions Committee may assign leveling courses, such as

  for students needing to improve their writing abilities prior to enrolling in graduate-level coursework.

Personal interviews are required for some graduate programs, as specified by program. The University reserves the right to admit only students who hold promise of academic success and whose personal character and ethics are consistent with the institution’s Christian mission. Withdrawal may be required if an applicant intentionally withholds or falsifies pertinent information.

The University retains the right to deny admission to prospective students who provide inaccurate or incomplete information on their application.

To apply for graduate admission:

  1. Submit a completed application for admission to the graduate program. Applications are valid for one year.
  2. Submit official transcripts of all regionally accredited undergraduate work and any regionally accredited graduate work that has been attempted or completed; send directly to the appropriate admissions counselor designated at the time of application. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted at LETU or, if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the University.
  3. For regular admission, the applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements for unconditional acceptance into the graduate program may be allowed to enter on academic probation if the GPA for their last 60 hours is at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) and all other admissions criteria are successfully met.
    Applicants to graduate programs who do not meet the GPA requirements for entrance must submit a resume that includes relevant full-time work experience. Upon review of the resume and other admissions materials, the Graduate Admissions Committee may admit the applicant on academic probation or may give the applicant the option of taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) to receive further consideration.
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit a paper test score of at least 550 or an Internet-based test score of 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a test score of at least 590 on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). The English proficiency requirement may also be met by providing a minimum of 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  5. Meet additional admissions requirements, if required by the program. Programs that currently have additional admissions requirements are:

School of Business and Technology

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Strategic Leadership (MSL)
  • Master of Business Administration - Finance Specialization (FIMB)
  • Master of Business Administration - General Management Specialization (GMMB)
  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Specialization (HRMB)
  • Master of Business Administration - Information Systems Management Specialization (ISMB)
  • Master of Business Administration - Oil and Gas Management Specialization (OGMB)

Additional Requirements: For applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirements, provide a two-page professional resume that includes your employment history and job responsibilities, as well as volunteer positions held in your community and church.

          School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

  • All graduate engineering programs

Additional Requirements: See below.

School of Psychology and Counseling

  • Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (MPSY)

Additional Requirements: See below.

  1. Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning.
  2. The decision of the Graduate Admissions Committee will be final.

Provisional Acceptance: Parallel Enrollment of Undergraduate Juniors

Undergraduate juniors may apply for admission to master’s degree programs through the Office of Admissions. If the student meets all entrance requirements other than degree completion, the student will be accepted provisionally into the program. Undergraduate students accepted provisionally will be allowed to take graduate courses during their final 3 semesters and will be limited to the number of credit hours in the graduate program as designated by their major. Following the posting of the undergraduate degree, the student’s status will be changed to regular admission status if all requirements are met.

 

Additional Admissions Requirements for All Graduate Engineering Programs

  1. For regular admissions status, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university at the time of attendance with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). An applicant with a GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions

    Committee for Engineering, which will consider admitting the applicant on academic probation.

    Students currently enrolled as undergraduates must apply for admission into the program and be accepted provisionally before registering for the graduate version of any course.

  2. A satisfactory score on the verbal and math portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for admission into the graduate program. An applicant whose combined GRE score is below 1100 or Analytical Writing score is below a 3.5 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering, which will consider whether the applicant may be admitted on academic probation.

    For current LETU undergraduate engineering students and alumni who have graduated within the last five years, the GRE score will be waived.

  3. Provide a well-written, two-page essay. Content, writing mechanics, style, and clarity will be considered in the admission decision.

  4. Two letters of reference, preferably from a supervisor or instructor, must be provided by the applicant.

    For current LETU undergraduate engineering students and alumni who have graduated in the last five years, the letters of recommendation will be waived.

  5. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final. The Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering will consider all indicators of success from the above criteria when making admissions decisions.

Additional Admissions Requirements for M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT), and M.A. in Psychology (MPSY)

  1. Applicants who meet initial admission requirements must complete a successful interview with a faculty member or faculty committee prior to receiving an official notification of admission.
  2. Students seeking provisional admission (ability to complete dual enrollment courses) must meet the same admission requirements as those seeking regular admission.
  3. Students seeking preliminary admission may be admitted to LeTourneau University. Once the student has met all of the admissions requirements for the program, the student will be evaluated for admission to the M.A. in Counseling. Students may not continue in the program beyond the first semester without being admitted to the M.A. in Counseling.
  4. Other Requirements:
    • Provisional students in the MAMFT program may complete up to 15 credit hours in the graduate program. Students may apply for provisional admission once they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicants to Counseling programs who have not completed at least 12 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework (or 9 hours of undergraduate psychology coursework and 3 hours of statistics) with a grade of C or higher will be required to enroll in PSYC 5003 Introduction to Counseling.
    • Applicants to Counseling programs who have not completed Abnormal Psychology with a grade of C or higher will be required to take PSYC 5013 Advanced Abnormal Psychology and earn a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in PSYC 5043 Psychopathology.
    • Applicants to Counseling programs program who have not completed Elementary Statistics with a grade of C or higher will be required to take PSYC 4603 Statistics and Research Methods I and earn a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in PSYC 5053 Research Methods.

Preliminary Admission for Graduate Students

Graduate applicants may be admitted preliminarily and registered for classes based on an official or unofficial transcript from the institution granting their baccalaureate degree, provided all other requirements for admission have been met. Students who are in their final semester of undergraduate enrollment may achieve preliminary status by submitting an in-progress transcript with either a letter from the registrar verifying pending graduation or a copy of their application for graduation. The cumulative GPA reflected on the most recent transcript must be 2.5 or higher. The student will be limited to one semester of graduate enrollment at LeTourneau University. The graduate student must meet requirements for full admission status by the end of the initial semester for enrollment in subsequent semesters. Program Coordinators or Deans will consider student interaction, performance in LETU coursework, and other required admission documents in making a decision on full admission. For degree programs requiring interviews as part of the admissions process, interviews will be conducted only after a student meets the academic requirements for Regular Acceptance consideration.

Readmission of Former Students

Students returning to LETU after having been absent for the preceding two semesters (not including summer), where absence includes registering but dropping before class starts, must apply for admissions under one of the following categories:

  1. Application for Former Students – Former students can apply online.
  2. Official Transcripts - Submit official transcripts of any regionally accredited academic work completed at other institutions since being enrolled at LETU. Students will be subject to the requirements of the most recent catalog.

    The University defines official transcript as one received directly from the issuing institution bearing appropriate validation or authentication (signed, printed on security paper, stamped or printed with the university seal) whether on paper or a certified electronic copy through a vendor approved by LETU. Official transcripts may also be transported by the student provided that the transcripts bear the appropriate validation/authentication described above and are enclosed within an envelope sealed by the issuing institution with no evidence of tampering. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required for admission.
  1. Admission may be contingent upon approval from the offices of Student Life, Office of the Provost, and Student Accounts.

Academic Success and Support

LeTourneau University works toward the success of all students who are admitted to our graduate programs. We provide mentoring and resources to ensure this success, and we also hold students accountable to our high standards. At the determination of the faculty member or Dean, any student who demonstrates a need for more direct academic support or who fails to make satisfactory progress toward a degree may be required to engage in academic support services or leveling courses, including:

  •   . This orientation to graduate work introduces the history and culture of the university and highlights important policies and procedures. Students explore the writing skills and library resources needed to undergird a successful graduate experience. Students utilize online course management tools and become familiar with Canvas by completing a practice exercise in the course discussion forum area, safe assignment area, and completing an assessment quiz. Students will also be assisted in developing a personal learning community. This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete. Depending on the program, students may be required to complete this orientation within the first semester of enrollment at LeTourneau University. Students who need academic support may also be required to complete this seminar as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.
  • Achievement Center. The LeTourneau University Achievement Center provides a wide range of support services for residential undergraduate  students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources. Students who need academic support may be required to interact with the Achievement Center as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.
  • Global Student Success Center: The LeTourneau University Global Student Success Center provides academic support services for Global students. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize these resources.  Students who need academic support may be required to interact with the Global Student Success Center as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.
  •   . Communication skills are of paramount importance for success in graduate school. Students who perceive a weakness in this area are encouraged to consider taking ENGL 5113 as a way to supplement writing skills. Students who need academic support in the area of writing skills may be required to successfully complete ENGL 5113 as a condition for continuance in their respective programs.

The University reserves the right to require additional information or deny preliminary admission.

International Students

International students seeking admission as an undergraduate student must submit the following to the Office of International Studies:

  1. Application
  2. Resume
  3. Academic Documents
  4. Proof of English Proficiency
  5. Proof of Financial Resources
  6. Proof of Immunizations
  7. Copy of Passport Picture Page

Step 1: Application

International applicants are required to submit the traditional student Application for Admission.

Step 2: Resume

Resume requirements include highlighting education, experience, merits, qualifications, and activities.

Step 3: Academic documents

An official transcript of all high school and/or any college credits is required. Applicants must have completed the junior (second-to-last) year of high school before the application will be evaluated. Applicants who have completed college coursework outside of the United States must have transcripts evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE - www.ece.org), World Education Services (WES - www.wes.org), or SpanTran (http://www.spantran.com/) in order to gain credit for those courses at LeTourneau University.

Students who apply from one of LETU’s partner universities may be exempt from foreign credit evaluation.

All original records of national and school completion exams must be submitted to the Office of International Studies. Applicants who have completed at least one semester of full-time college coursework are not required to submit test scores; however, applicants are highly encouraged to submit these test scores.

Step 4: Proof of English language proficiency

If English is not the first language, the applicant must demonstrate English proficiency or enroll in an approved English as a Second Language (ESL) program for conditional admission to LETU.

Minimum scores necessary for full admission to undergraduate programs are:

  • 80 on the Internet-based version (iBT) of TOEFL or
  • 525 on the TOEFL paper-based version (PBT) or
  • 6.0 on the IELTS.

LETU’s English placement test will be administered to students who have obtained at least 60 but less than 80 on the TOEFL iBT or at least 4.5 but less than 6.0 on the IELTS. These students may be required to participate in the LETU part-time ESL program for one semester, which is designed to prepare students for academic performance and degree completion at LETU.

Step 5: Documentation of financial support

The I-20 Form, necessary for securing a student visa to enter the U.S., will be sent to the applicant only after admissions to LETU and proof of financial resources have been established.

According to I-20 guidelines, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to afford an education at LETU. Applicants must submit bank statements, housing fee, and tuition deposit. To establish proof of financial resources, the applicant’s bank must send the bank statement copy to the Office of International Studies.

Detailed information about tuition and fees is at www.letu.edu/tuition. The tuition deposit will be held in escrow and applied toward first year expenses.

Step 6: Documentation of immunizations / Health record (vaccine record)

Vaccination records must indicate the type of vaccine administered in order to be accepted. All prospective LETU students must provide their immunization records. International students must provide a certified English translation of all documents. The Office of International Studies can provide a form that applicants can take to their local doctor in order to receive the needed vaccines.

The State of Texas requires that every first-time student (regardless of age or classification) residing on campus must show evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis. First-time students living on campus must submit evidence of receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to checking into the residence hall.

All students are required to complete a T-Spot tuberculosis (TB) screening upon arrival in the United States. 

Exceptions to the proof of immunizations requirement must be documented on a conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Step 7: Copy of Passport Picture Page

Applicants must submit a copy of the applicant’s passport picture page. All documents issued by LETU will use the passport picture page as the primary resource for the spelling of the applicant’s name. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that name and birthdate are correct on the passport picture page before sending a copy to LETU.

Mail all documents to:

Office of International Studies
LeTourneau University
2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75602
USA