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Admission Requirements

We are student focused at Lawrence Tech. We want to ensure you will succeed in your studies and meeting your goals. That starts with our admissions process. As you go through the steps to apply, you can ask for assistance at any time.

Select your application type to get started:

First Year International Applicants First-year international applicants are students who have not completed any college-level coursework.
Transfer International Applicants Transfer international applicants are students who have completed ANY college-level coursework following high school graduation. Exchange students will apply using the Transfer application.
Graduate International Applicants Graduate international applicants are students who have completed a bachelor’s degree program, or plan to complete a bachelor’s degree program within the semester.
Doctoral applicants Doctoral applicants are students who have completed a master’s degree program, or plan to complete a master’s degree program within the semester with hopes of pursuing a doctoral degree.

The following are general requirements for international students. Select programs, especially master's and doctoral-level programs, may have additional requirements. Please verify with the academic program's web page to ensure you’ve met all additional requirements.

1. Application for Admission

Create your personal portal/account at https://apply.ltu.edu/ and fill out the required information. To submit the application there is a non-refundable fee of $30 for undergraduates and $50 for graduate students. If you have additions or changes after you submit your application, please contact the LTU Office of Admissions at 1.248.204.3160 or admissions@ltu.edu.

2. International Transcripts

International students are required to submit official transcripts to complete their applications. Lawrence Tech considers transcripts to be official if they are original or attested and sent directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope. A certified translation is required for transcripts not issued in English. World Education Services (WES) is Lawrence Tech's preferred credential evaluation service, but we accept evaluations from InCred Credential Evaluations and NACES Members. LTU can receive electronic evaluations directly from World Education Services, (WES), Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) and International Education Evaluators (IEE)

Below are guidelines for each application category:

Submit your high school marks/transcript in English to Lawrence Tech during your senior or final year of school for an admission decision. Upon graduation submit your final transcripts and any certificates that indicate completion of secondary education. In place of transcripts you may submit a World Education Services (WES) document-by-document evaluation. In some cases, the Office of Admissions may require a WES document-by-document evaluation.

Submit both your high school marks/transcripts and your college or university marks/transcripts to WES for a course-by-course evaluation of credit and degrees.

All transcripts of previously attended post-high school institutions are a required part of a graduate application, and they must come directly from the issuing institutions. Admission decisions are made by the Graduate Admission Committee of the college to which the applicant has applied. The Graduate Admission Committee and the Office of Admissions retain the right to require a course-by-course evaluation through WES prior to the application review.

3. Submit proof of English proficiency

The following test scores are required for students for whom English is a second language:

  • 60 on the TOEFL iBT for undergraduate students
  • 5.5 on the IELTS for undergraduate students
  • 79 on the TOEFL iBT for graduate students
  • 6.0 on the IELTS for graduate students.

U.S. high school graduates with at least three years of standard level English courses are considered to meet English proficiency requirements, as well as those graduating from a British curriculum or with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

English proficiency also can be satisfied by holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States.

If you need help meeting proficiency requirements, LTU can refer you to English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

4. Getting your Certificate of Eligibilty (I-20)

Learn more about the first step in securing your F-1 Status and Visa at ltu.edu/i-20

5. Deadlines

Students must submit all required application documents at least 90 days prior to the start of the term they wish to begin. The following are the application deadlines for upcoming terms:

  • Spring 2022 - October 10, 2021
  • Summer 2022 - February 16, 2022
  • Fall 2022 - May 22, 2022

Non-citizen Exceptions

The Lawrence Tech community includes many students that are not be U.S. citizens, or F-1, and J-1 visa holders. If you are a permanent resident, hold another type visa type, have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or any other kind of status, you may be waived from some of the requirements - especially those pertaining to obtaining an I-20. Please feel free to reach out to the Office of Admissions when you submit your application for admission so we can update your application as appropriate for your individual case.

Help can be close to home

Lawrence Technological University works with commission-based international recruitment agents who can assist with everything involved in preparing for study abroad from the application process to visas.  A listing of affiliated agencies is available here. If you have any questions or concerns with regards to an affiliated agency, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@ltu.edu or 248.204.3170. 

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions.