Mar 20, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Application and Admission Process

First-time freshmen who wish to be considered for admission to UL Lafayette should submit these documents: 1) an admission application accompanied by the application fee; 2) an official high school transcript (if home schooled, or attended an out-of-state high school); 3) an official report of ACT or SAT scores; and 4) a physician’s record of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria-pertussis, tetanus, polio, hemophilus influenza type B and meningococcal meningitis.

Transfer students who have earned fewer than 18 non-developmental credit hours at their prior institution should send the above four documents, as well as official transcripts of their college-level work. A transfer student with over 18 or more non-developmental credit hours need only send transcripts of college-level work with the completed application for admission, the application fee, and the immunization record. The articulation matrices maintained by the Board of Regents indicate correlation of courses among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities.This site includes transfer equivalencies for most general education (“Core Curriculum”) courses, but does not include advanced courses. Students are advised to contact the admissions office, the office of the Dean of their prospective college at UL Lafayette, or the Transfer Coordinator in Junior Division ( to determine the applicability of their prior course work to their chosen degree program at UL Lafayette.

International students who are non-U.S. citizens must file the same materials detailed for first-time freshmen and transfer students, except for ACT/SAT scores. In addition, international visa applicants must also provide a completed Confidential Financial Information Form showing evidence of adequate financial support, as well as results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International students must submit evidence of immunization as required by the State of Louisiana.

Re-entry students–students who have previously attended UL Lafayette but who have stopped for one or more semesters and who have not attended another institution during that time must submit an admission application and the appropriate application fee.

Students applying for admission in other admission categories-adult students, visiting students, non-degree-seeking students, and early admission students, for example-should file official high school or college transcripts with their application for admission. DOORS and non-degree-seeking students are admitted through the University College and should follow the directives of that office.

All application materials should be sent to the Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 41210, Lafayette, LA 70504, or online through the University website. Though students are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible during the year before enrollment, recommended deadlines for admission are May 1 for the fall semester and summer term and November 1 for the spring semester. Application forms are available from the Office of Enrollment Services.