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International Student Application

The international student application deadline is June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

Application Requirements

An international student is any citizen of a country other than the United States who needs a nonimmigrant visa to study at the university.

The merits of each applicant are considered on a case-by-case basis with a special emphasis on the quality of the academic work. To qualify for admission into the academic program, students must present an official TOEFL or IELTS score.

The minimum required scores are:

  • TOEFL PBT – 550
  • TOEFL CBT – 213
  • TOEFL iBT – 80
  • IELTS – 6.5

A score of 500 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section or a score of 21 on the ACT English and Reading sections may substitute for the TOEFL or IELTS.

Those students whose native language is English must submit test results from the SATR or ACT.

Application Checklist

  • A completed application for admission or complete the:

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  • The international student addendum to the application.
  • Official transcripts from each secondary school and, if applicable, post-secondary school attended. These should include a listing of courses taken and marks/grades earned, and must be translated into English and evaluated for credit by a NACES accredited provider.
  • Proof of financial solvency: This document must be submitted with supporting documentation such as bank statements, account statements or a signed bank letter. If submitting a signed bank letter, an account or bank statement must also be included.
  • Completed Confidential Report of Proficiency in English form.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT scores sent directly to Texas Lutheran from the corresponding testing service.
  • A personal statement describing personal goals, professional objectives, and reasons for wanting to study at TLU.
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