FUTURE STUDENTS

Freshman International

We would like to encourage all interested international students to submit an online application, pay the application fee and send the other required documents as early as possible to allow for timely processing of both the application and immigration documents.

If you have questions about Visa procedure or immigration documents please contact the International Student Services (ISS).  Any other questions about the application process or admission to the University should be directed to the Office of Admissions

First Time Freshman Checklist

Complete the application and pay the $30 processing fee.

Apply under the TRADITIONAL STUDENT column, click here.

If documentation is not in English, official English translation is required for BOTH the transcripts and diploma. (Must provide BOTH the official transcript (or certified copy) in native language and English translation.  Minimum high school overall GPA of 2.35.

Fill out the following form, outlining your educational history up until the current moment.  

Provide just one of the following:

Readiness for University Level English:

REQUIREMENTSCORE
Duolingo 100
ACT English*18
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing*500
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing**250
IELTS6.5
TOEFL79

*Have your SAT or ACT sent to Nicholls directly by the testing center. (Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221 or Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580).

**ACCUPLACER testing must be arranged through Nicholls Admissions.

Provide just one of the following:

REQUIREMENTSCORE
ACT Math*19
SAT Math Section*510
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics**250

*Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221 or Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580.

**ACCUPLACER testing must be arranged through Nicholls Admissions.

This requirement is waived for transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of Math 101.

This requirement is waived if the student is from a country where English is the native language, ex: Australia, United Kingdom, etc. It is also waived for transfer international students from U.S. schools who have successfully completed the equivalent of English 101.

Provide just one of the following:

 ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORES

REQUIREMENTSCORE
TOEFL79
IELTS6.5
Duolingo100
SAT Writing and Language sub-score*28
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing*500
ACT English*18
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing**250
ELS level 112Completion
U.S. High SchoolDiploma

*Nicholls’ SAT School Code – 6221 or Nicholls’ ACT School Code –1580.

**ACCUPLACER testing must be arranged through Nicholls Admissions.

All international students must submit documentation showing sufficient financial support.

An (1) Affidavit of Support Form AND (2) a current statement from a bank or financial institution is needed to verify financial ability.

If an applicant provides a recent bank statement, it is NOT required that they have the bank sign and stamp the 3rd section of their Affidavit of Support Form.  

Scholarship recipients may offset this amount with the value of their approved scholarship award.  

All enrolled Nicholls students must provide written proof of immunization, but it is not required for initial admission. Please complete thiproof of immunization compliance form.

In the case of a medical or philosophical exemption, please request an exemption on the 2nd page of the immunization form.

Visit the Health Services Immunization page for more information.