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Applying to TLU
TLU follows a rolling admission policy, which means that an admissions decision is made after the application file is completed by the applicant. A freshman student application is considered complete only after all items on the application checklist have been received. If you have questions about transferring AP, CLEP, IB, or Dual Credit to TLU, please visit the Credit by Exam page
International Student Application Deadline: May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.

Application Requirements      |      Application Checklist

Preparing for Study at TLU
Planning for your arrival to TLU is very important in making your experience abroad a positive one. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Obtain Your Visa

Health Form and Immunization Record

Health Insurance

Mailing Address

Arrival Information

Becoming Part of the TLU Community
Contact Us
The International Education Office coordinates and administers programs that assist international degree-seeking or exchange students as well as TLU students studying abroad.

Contact Admissions
Adam Navarro-Jusino
Director of Admissions
830-372-8050 or 800-771-8521

Contact International Education
Charla Bailey
Director of International Education
International Students FAQ
Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. The application deadline for international students is May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Students will need to allow plenty of time for mailings, gathering of required documents, acceptance, and application for the student visa and passport before the arrival date for international students.

Q. Is it required that I live on campus?
A. As a residential university, Texas Lutheran encourages all students to live on campus. All students are required to live in university housing, except for those students who are married, over 21 years of age, seniors, or commuting from home. Texas Lutheran University has both traditional residence halls and on-campus apartments.

Q. Will I be living with American students?
A. Yes. International and American students are intentionally placed together to enhance cultural awareness and education. Many students have developed lasting friendships and have visited each other’s families’ homes.