Exchange Student Admissions Guidelines

Exchange Student Checklist:

In order to receive admission into LeTourneau University as an international student, applicants must provide the university with the following documents and information:

  • Contact your institution’s Study Abroad Coordinator or International Studies Officer to complete LETU’s Special Student Exchange Application.
  • Submit two academic references completed by a university professor or advisor who is a non-relative.

    To submit your academic references, fill out and return the Academic References Form.

  • Submit an official transcript (by mail) of all high school and/or any college credits. You must have completed your junior (second-to-last) year of high school before your application can be evaluated. If you have completed college course work outside of the U.S., please have your transcript evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators in order to gain credit for those courses at LETU.

    Please send all original records of national and school completion exams to the address below. If you have completed at least one semester of full-time college course work, you are not required to submit test scores, though it is highly encouraged if you have taken either of those tests.

  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English proficiency or enroll in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for conditional admission to LeTourneau University. *Please note that there is not a beginner level in the ESL program.*

       Full admission  Conditional admission
     TOEFL (IBT) 80 60
    TOEFL (PBT) 525 500
    IELTS (each band) 6.0 4.5
    ELS 109 -

    LeTourneau University offers an ESL program for students already at an intermediate or advanced proficiency level in English.  Students may enroll for 12 hours per semester at either the intermediate or advanced level. Students must enter the program with a working knowledge of English due to the fact that these classes are designed to prepare students for academic performance and degree completion at LeTourneau University.  More information about ESOL courses can be found here.

    LETU’s TOEFL school code is 6365

    LeTourneau University has signed a conditional admission articulation agreement with ELS Language Centers.  Completion of ELS level 109 is sufficient to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission to the LeTourneau undergraduate program.  Please visit www.els.edu for more information regarding ELS programs.

  • The I-20 Form, necessary for securing a student visa to enter the U.S., will be sent to you only after admissions to LeTourneau University and proof of financial resources have been established.

    According to I-20 guidelines, you must demonstrate that you will be able to afford an education at LETU through bank statements and pay the $100 housing fee and $100 tuition deposit. To establish proof to financial resources, please have your bank send a copy of your bank statement to the International Admissions Office (see address below).

    On your I-20, the total cost of attendance will include the current cost of tuition, room and board, and insurance. More detailed information about tuition and fees can be found at www.letu.edu/tuition.  The tuition deposit will be held in escrow and applied toward your first year's expenses.

  • For students enrolling after January 1, 2010, the State of Texas requires that every first-time student (regardless of age or classification) residing on campus must show evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis. If you are a first-time student living on campus, you must submit evidence that you have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to checking into the residence hall. Vaccination records must indicate the type of vaccine administered in order to be accepted.  The vaccination must take place no less than 10 days before you move into University housing.

    Exceptions to this requirement must be documented on a conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Information concerning an exemption form request can be obtained here under the heading of “Exclusions from Immunization Requirements”. 

    In addition, all prospective LETU students must provide their immunization records.  International students must provide a certified English translation of all documents.

    Immunizations / Health record form should be filled and returned to the contact designated on the form.

  • Please submit a copy of your passport picture page with your application.

Mail all documents to:

Office of International Studies
LeTourneau University
2100 South Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75602

Questions? Contact:

Associate Vice President for
Global Initiatives


(903) 233-3170

From the Students

Pedro Hissa Couto
Major: Aeronautical Engineering Technology
Home: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

"During this first week, I found out that this institution provides for its students not only a high quality in education but an environment of friendship, faith and significant discussions for society."