International Application Process

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UNO accepts student from other countries. International undergraduate graduate students may submit their applications through the year, however, the deadline for fall admissions is June 1, spring admissions is October 1, and summer admissions is April 1.

Permanent Residents please submit a photocopy of both sides of your Alien Registration Card (Form I-551). If you are already in the U.S. and you hold another type of visa, please submit a photocopy of your Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) and passport visa stamp.



The Application Process

We strongly suggest that all information be submitted in one package in order to expedite the processing and review of your application. Completed application and other materials should be submitted to:

Contact International Admissions

Undergraduate Admission:
Marissa King at
(504) 280-6578 or

Graduate Admission:
Jorge Franco at
(504) 280-1156 or

University of New Orleans
Privateer Enrollment Center
105 Earl K. Long Library
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

All application materials must be submitted in the following order:

1.     Complete application for admission

Please use the name on your application which your home government considers most important in identifying your records. It is important to include your date of birth on all documents, as many applicants may have similar names. Apply online >>

2.  Submit the application fee ($20.00 and non-refundable)

A non-refundable application fee of $20.00 (U.S. currency only) is required with the application. Applications will not be considered until this fee is paid. Pay application fee on-line>>

*If a friend or relative submits the fee for you, instruct him/her to include your name on the check or money order so that your application can be credited.

3.   Complete the Statement of Financial Support form

This form is required by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and is needed to issue an I-20 form to obtain a student visa. The form indicates the amount available to cover your expenses. Please visit Cost of Attendance page for detail information. Download the Financial Support form >>

4.   Complete the Summary of Education Experiences form 

UNO needs to obtain a chronological record or your entire academic history: school attendance, classes attempted and completed, type of school, certifications, examinations, and graduations. Download the Summary of Education Experience form >>

5.     Send us your official transcripts and official academic records

Attested/official transcript(s), examination results or certificate(s) from ALL institutions are required for admission.* Transcripts must be translated to English. Please include the original as well.

* If you are transferring from a foreign university, a course-by-course analysis of your transcript by a NACES evaluation service will be requested (such as World Education Service or Educational Credential Evaluations) at the expense of the student.Please visit to view the list of available evaluation members) Transcript(s) for transfer students must be evaluated by the above mentioned agencies.

6.     Submit Official Test Scores

For any applicant graduating from a high school located in a non-English speaking country, admission will be based on the following:

  1. A minimum SAT Math score of 460 or ACT Math score of 19
  2. A minimum SAT English score of 450 or ACT English score of 18

If the applicant cannot meet the minimum SAT or ACT English scores, they can gain admission by having:

  1. A minimum 79 TOEFL score (Paper Based: 550, Computer Based: 213) or 6.5 IELTS score
  2. A minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA as calculated by the Admissions Office

For International students seeking to transfer from to UNO from an international two or four-year college will be based on the following:

  1. Have earned at least 24 hours of college-level credits including a college-level math course
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.25 on all college work
  3. A minimum 79 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS score

Note: Upon arrival at UNO, these students will take the English Department's placement exam and will be placed into the appropriate English score based on this measure.

Admission to UNO from IELP

The Admissions Office will conditionally admit students to the IELP program.  The admission letter will include language that to be fully admitted to UNO, the student will need to meet the following criteria:

  1. A minimum SAT Math score of 460 or ACT score of 19 or minimum 40 on the Algebra section of Compass test

  2. Score at least LCT 70+/ GVR 70-75+/ WC 75+ on the Michigan Test
  3. No Compass scores for English or other measures will be used to satisfy English competency
7.   Housing application and deposit ($300.00 USD, if you plan to live on campus). 

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8.   Include certified true copy of both side of I-94 and Transfer Form (for students transferring from U.S. schools) 

International Transfer Students from U.S. colleges and universities must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 based on UNO's grade scale and earned 24 credits of non-developmental coursework from an accredited institution. Students must also submit certified true copies (both sides) of I-94 and transfer form. Download transfer form >>