Required Documents for all Applicants
In addition to submitting the online application, applicants must also provide the following supporting documentation before their file is considered complete and an I-20/DS-2019 can be issued:
- Proof of Immunization Compliance
- Financial Statement of Support
- Application Fee
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Official transcripts
Please see below for details regarding specific instructions on required documentation.
All information should be mailed to:
Southeastern Louisiana University
ATTN: International Services Office
SLU Box 10752
Hammond, LA 70402
Application Fee - International students are required to submit an application fee of $30 USD. Fees can be made by mailing a check or money order to the ISO or by calling the Controller's Office at 985-549-2068 to pay with a credit card.
Proof of Immunization Compliance - 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.
Financial Statement of Support - Fees and expenses at Southeastern are estimated to be at least $26,500 for undergraduates, $27,000 for graduate students, and $27,650 for those in the MBA program for one academic year, not including the summer term. 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.
- Financial Statement of Support for Undergraduates
- Financial Statement of Support for Graduates
- Financial Statement of Support for MBA Students
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.
SAT and ACT Scores - The SAT or ACT is not required for beginning freshman international students to gain admission to Southeastern. Those transferring from a non-US college or university are required to take the test for eligibility to enroll in college-level English. However, if you a beginning freshman and are interested in scholarships, the test IS required. Scores must be sent directly from the testing company. Students may also mail, fax, or attach in an email a scanned copy of the hardcopy results that were mailed directly to them. No online results from student accounts will be accepted.
Transcripts and Official Records - Southeastern requires official records of all secondary schools and 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. Any photocopies must be attested by the school. Transcripts that are faxed or sent through email will NOT be accepted.
*International Transcripts: If the student has attended a higher education institution outside of the United States, they must send the original official transcript, a notarized English translation, and a copy of the diploma/certificate if earned. 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:
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.
*United States Transcript: For students who attended a university within the United States, official transcripts must arrive to Southeastern sealed in its original envelope.
Health Insurance - All international students must be covered with health, accident, and repatriation insurance. Southeastern offers such insurance at the cost of $300+ per semester. Should a student have their own coverage, proof of coverage must be presented to the International Services Office before the first day of class.
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.