International Students

The international student seeking admission must meet the preceding criteria and submit the required documents appropriate to the freshman student or the transfer student (whichever is applicable). If English is not their native language, International students applying to LMU undergraduate programs are required to submit one of the following official test score reports:

Test/ Exam/ Course Minimum Score Required for Admission

iBT (Internet-based TOEFL)  61
CBT (Computer-based TOEFL)  173
PBT (Paper-based TOEFL)  500
IELTS  5.5
ACT Composite  19
SAT Critical Reading  460
SAT Composite  780
TOEIC  600
Cambridge English  CAE-C, CPE-C, FCE-C
Cambridge/ GCE/IGCSE/Edexcel  A levels grade A-E
IB Credits  C or better in English
ITEPS   4.0
Michigan Test  80
ELTIS  227
SLEP  53
Pearson PTE  52
EIKEN Japan 2A grade (College or Junior College Level)
Ameson Scholastic Test (AST)  English 115

Students who attended the following English language institutes and pass the required levels can matriculate into LMU:

ESL Program Level or Score required for admission to LMU

FLS International Level  7
ELS Language Centers  112
ACE Language Institute   Level 6
New England School of English   Level 10
Kaplan  Kaplan High Intermediate; Kaplan Advanced; Kaplan TOEFL
The Language Company  Level 9, or Level 7 or 8 with TLC staff/administrators written consent

International students transferring from other postsecondary institutions will not be required to submit TOEFL scores or take the TOEFL examination if they meet the criteria specified under Transfer Admission (see Transfer Student).

The international student will consult the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the PDSO, and the Director of International Programs regarding placement tests, developmental English courses, and academic advising. The international student must furnish evidence demonstrating means of financial support while enrolled at the University. All above documentation must be received and admission granted before issuance of an I-20 form, necessary for obtaining a student visa.

The international student granted admission to LMU will receive a letter of acceptance; the letter and the I-20 form furnished by the University must be presented to the Consular Officer of the United States to whom the student applies for a student visa. The University will not enroll any student not approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to attend LMU; the University will not enroll students issued visas for enrollment at other colleges or universities.

International Baccalaureate Recognition Policy

LMU recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or individual International Baccalaureate courses with advanced placement if the student scores at least a 4 on the International Baccalaureate higher-level examinations. A student earning the IB diploma may be granted up to 30 semester credit hours.