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Freshmen Admission Requirements

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Lamar University has updated admissions requirements for students looking to enter Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.
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We are thrilled you are interested in Lamar University and we would love to have you part of the Cardinal family. LU is home to dozens of high-quality, world-renowned programs that produce career-ready graduates. 

You're considered a freshman if:

  • You're a high school graduate who has not attended college before
  • You received college credit while in high school through dual credit, AP or IB programs
  • You're a transfer student with less than 18 hours of college credit

 

Application Deadlines

Spring 2021

International
Application: December 1, 2020
Documents: December 1, 2020
Domestic
Application: January 4, 2021
Documents: January 11, 2021

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Application Process

  1. Complete the online application through .
  2. Submit your official high school and college transcript(s):
    • Have your high school send electronically through Trex, Speedy or Escript
    • Mail to our Admissions Office – P.O. Box 10009, Beaumont TX 77710
    • Drop it off in-person
  3. Submit dual-credit transcripts (if applicable)

Application Review

  1. Class Rank – Students in the upper 50% of their graduating class are admissible to LU.
  2. Academic Transcript Review – Students in the lower 50% of their graduating class, students attending schools that do not rank and homeschool students will have their transcripts reviewed and assessed for admission.
  3. Dual credit completion – Students who have completed 18 college credit hours at the time of their application and have a 2.0 cumulative college GPA are automatically admitted. This includes students attending early college high schools.

Secondary Review

Students not admissible through the criteria above will be notified by the Office of Admissions of their secondary review options and may choose from either opportunity below.
  1. Submission of ACT/SAT scores
  2. Freshman Appeal

Admission Requirements

  1. Receive your diploma from an accredited high school
  2. Complete at least 14 high school credits in college preparatory course: 4 in English, 3 in Mathematics, 2 in Lab Sciences, 2.5 in Social Sciences, and 2.5 in College Preparatory Electives
  3. Satisfy the requirements of the State of Texas Uniform Admissions Policy
  4. Graduate in the top 50% of their high school class or achieve a minimum composite score of the SAT or ACT (see below)

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SAT

ACT

Top 50% No minimum required No minimum required
Unranked/Homeschool 1040 20
3rd/4th Quartile 1080 21

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Individual Approval Admission Requirements

First-time applicants who do not meet the above requirements are considered on an Individual Approval basis. Students accepted through IA will have a variety of enrollment conditions intended to enhance opportunities for success at LU. IA guidelines will be explained when the student meets with their Academic Advisor during New Student Orientation.

After Applying

Applications can take 2-3 weeks to be processed. Once your application has been processed, we will send you an email notifying you of any updates. 

After processing is complete, you will receive an email including your Lamar University ID number "L Number" which you can use to .

Memorize your L Number as it will be required during communication with LU. If any admissions documents are missing, you will receive an email alerting you for your convenience.

Admissions Appeal

365体育滚球Prospective freshman students who receive a rejection letter from Lamar University are eligible to appeal their admission decision by following our appeals process.

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Before attending on-campus classes, students under age 22 must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet criteria to decline. Get more information on this vaccination requirement.

High School Endorsements

What Are Endorsements?

An endorsement is a way to customize your high school education to suit your interests. Endorsements can open doors in your education by giving you in-depth knowledge of your chosen area. When you start college, your endorsement can also help you choose a major. You can choose from up to five endorsement options: