Required Admissions Materials for International Transfer Students
Transcripts and Official Records
Southeastern requires official records of all colleges attended, showing subjects taken and grades received as well as any national or government certificates earned. Notarized translations into English is also required.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southeastern from the institution (if not, please send the original official document you were issued). Any photocopies must be attested by the school. Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted.
Students are also required to send a course by course evaluation of all courses taken. Evaluations can be obtained from any of the following companies:
SpanTran Pathways - Southeastern has a tailored application for all applicants choosing Spantran services and this link takes you directly to it. Evaluations arrive to us electronically making the process faster for all applicants.
In addition, course descriptions from the school's catalogue of courses should also be sent directly to Southeastern by the student or school. All international course work will transfer to Southeastern with a grade of "Pass" or "Fail." A cumulative grade point average is still calculated from the original transcript for admission purposes.
Please note that Southeastern International Admissions has a policy of imaging all official transcripts received and then destroying the originals. If you wish us not to destroy the original, please let us know by attaching a note to the transcript stating "Please do not destroy, return original to student" Be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.
Official ACT or SAT Scores
If you have NOT earned an undergraduate degree (Associate, Bachelor, etc.), you will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission into the university. Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results from student accounts will be accepted. If you have earned a degree, check to see it is at least equivalent to an associate or higher using the credential evaluation you must submit or by contacting our office. We will then let you know if you do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores.
Proof of Immunization
Each student is required to present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (both initial booster and shot), meningococcal meningitis, and tetanus-diptheria (within the last 10 years) or file the request for exemption before registration is allowed. For more information, please visit the Immunization Requirements page.
If you are missing any of the required vaccinations due to personal, religious, or medical reasons, you may select the option on the second page of the immunization form then date and sign it.
TOEFL and IELTS Scores
Proficiency in English is required. All students whose education was earned outside of the United States or whose native language is not English are required to furnish a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score.
Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. The school code to send TOEFL scores to Southeastern is 6656. Students may also mail their original hardcopy results. No photocopies, attested scores, or online results will be accepted.
SEVIS Transfer Form
Students who are on the F-1 or J-1 student visas transferring to Southeastern from a school within the United States must also submit the SEVIS Transfer Form. Only after you have been accepted to Southeastern and have received your official acceptance letter will your current school complete the form and transfer your SEVIS record to us.
Students who need to apply for the F1 or J1 student visa, will be required to submit a copy of their valid passport biographical page so that we may issue the I-20/DS-2019.
Financial Statement of Support
Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $30,400 for undergraduates per year. This figure includes tuition, housing, meals, textbook rental and health insurance, but does not include the cost of transportation to and from the United States. This amount is subject to change at any time. A financial statement of support together with a letter from the certifying financial institution must be submitted for any student who requires an I-20 or DS-2019.
Where to Send Documents
All documents should be mailed to:
Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
900B West University Ave
Hammond, LA 70402