Physics 1401 Lamar University Homework


1. Admission

Applicants for admission to Lamar University are required to meet the academic requirements outlined in this catalog or other applicable publications of the university. The Admissions Visitor Center, located in the John Gray Center, Herman Iles building, provides complete admissions counseling for entering students. Professionally trained personnel are available to assist prospective students throughout the admissions process. Initial inquiries to the university may be made through http://beacardinal.lamar.edu, by calling (409) 880-8888 or by writing to Lamar University, P.O. Box 10009, Beaumont, Texas 77710.

State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy

Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803-51.809 (State of Texas Uniform Admission Policy) requires that all students meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible to be considered for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution:

  • Successfully complete the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or
  • Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced/distinguished high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or
  • Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment.
    SAT – 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal + Math + Writing)
    ACT – 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Mathematics and 24 Science


Exemptions from the Policy. To claim an exemption from the policy, students must submit one of the two Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board exemption forms completed by the high school counselor or other school official in addition to all other required credentials for admission by the January 15th closing date. The forms below can be printed and submitted via the instructions on either form:

1. Form 1 – For Students who entered Grade 9 BEFORE the 2007-2008 School Year
2. Form 2 – For Students who entered Grade 9 in 2007-2008 or LATER

1. Beginning Freshmen

A beginning freshman student should submit all of the following documentation:

  1. Complete the undergraduate application at www.applytexas.org
  2. Submit official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency. Use SAT Code 6360 or ACT Code 4114.
  3. Submit the high school transcript showing class size and class rank.  Note:  Upon graduation, you must provide a final high school transcript that includes class rank, date of graduation, and graduation plan.

Unconditional Admission Requirements

High School Class RankSAT (math + critical reading)ACT
Top 10%No minimum requiredNo minimum required
Top 11% to 25%85018
2nd Quarter93020
3rd  or 4th Quarter100021
Non-Accredited, Unranked, Home Schooled or GED100021

I Will Enrollment Agreement

Students who do not meet the requirements for “unconditional admission” to Lamar University will be considered on an individual approval basis termed I Will enrollment. Lamar University is committed to higher educational opportunity and recognizes that traditional formal admission requirements are imperfect predictors of student success. Effort, dedication, and related intangible factors do matter; hence, I Will. Lamar is equally committed to student success and behaviors indicative of future achievement. I Will students begin their college careers within a structured higher educational environment specifically created with their needs, the needs of their fellow students, and the requirements of the university in mind. Prospective students who do not meet the requirements for “unconditional admission” will be reviewed for individual approval and notified if I Will enrollment is offered to them.

Exceptions

  1. Any applicant over 25 years of age will be granted admission with proof of high school graduation and presentation of official SAT or ACT scores.
  2. A non-high school graduate who is at least 18 years of age may apply for admission under Individual Approval provisions. Such applicants must 1) demonstrate the aptitude and seriousness of purpose to successfully pursue a college course of study and 2) furnish evidence of preparation substantially equivalent to that required of other applicants. Evidence must include a GED, SAT or ACT score, and transcripts of previous academic work.
  3. The Director of Admissions may admit recipients of bona fide scholarships designated by the president.

2. When to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply and submit all documentation as early as possible. Final application deadlines are typically several weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. For deadline information specific to the semester that you plan to attend, please visit http://beacardinal.lamar.edu/.

3. Acceptance Notices

Acceptance notices are issued to the email address listed on the ApplyTexas Application shortly after the required admission credentials are received. Questions about acceptance may be directed to the Office of Admissions (409) 880-8888 or http://beacardinal.lamar.edu. Lamar University has no enrollment quota. Applicants may check their admission status at www.lamar.edu/admissions-status

4. On-Campus Living Requirement for Freshmen

The Board of Regents has established a freshman residency policy that states: "All undergraduate, full-time students (those enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours) with fewer than 24 earned semester credit hours are required to reside in a University-operated residence hall." Exemptions may be granted for those who 1) reside with a parent, guardian, or other adult relative; 2) are 21 years of age by the first class day; 3) enroll only in evening classes; 4) are married or have dependent children; 5) have a medical exemption signed by a doctor; or 6) have earned 24 or more credit hours.” Official documentation verifying exemptions to this policy may be required by the university Housing Office. Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Cardinal Village Housing Office.

5. Residency Status

A student's state of residency is determined prior to first enrollment in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Texas State Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Detailed information on residency is available at the State website http://www.collegeforalltexans.com or by contacting the Lamar University Admissions Office.

6. New Student Orientation

New student orientation is held during the summer months and is designed to acquaint the new students and their families with campus facilities and services. 

Students are encouraged to complete course registration prior to attending their orientation session and tuition and fees may be paid while attending. Advance reservations for the summer orientation sessions are required. Details of the program, including dates, cost, and registration, are available on the Lamar University web site and are provided to new students after acceptance to the university.

7. Undergraduate Advising Center

Freshmen and sophomores with fewer than 60 credit hours are advised in the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC). The UAC supports the mission of Lamar University by enhancing student development and success through exemplary service, collaboration, and support in academic advising. The UAC facilitates student success and engagement by advising, enrolling, tracking, and referring students to faculty, departments, support services, and activities. The UAC proactively assesses and responds to student needs as professional advisors meet multiple times each semester to formulate the appropriate plan for student success toward degree completion. 

Students with over 60 credit hours meet with advisors within their academic major.

Extensive advisement opportunities for Juniors and Seniors are also available through the Offices of Student Advising and Retention Services (STARS). Detailed information is available at http://www.lamar.edu/student-tutoring-and-retention/.

8. Credit by Examination

Lamar University students may qualify for college credit and/or advanced standing through optional testing programs. Students may qualify for credit through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Scores must be official and will only be accepted from CLEP, AP, or IB sources.

Except for satisfying the course work in residence and the state-mandated American History and American Government requirements, credit earned by examination is equivalent to credit earned by taking the course and may be used to satisfy bachelor´s degree requirements as defined in the catalog under "Degree Requirements." CLEP/AP test and score requirements are subject to change without notice. Please note that no more than 30 semester credit hours may be applied toward a bachelor's degree.

1. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Lamar University awards credit on the basis of most of the Subject Examinations of the College Level Examination Programs. The essay sections of the English composition and literature examinations are required, and the final determination for the awarding of equivalent English credit is based solely upon the strength of the written essays. Credit will not be awarded by examination to students who have prior credit for the same course or its equivalent. Grades will not be assigned, nor will hours be used, in the computation of grade point averages.


CLEP CREDIT-GRANTING STANDARDS

 

Composition and Literature

ExaminationCredit-granting ScoreCredit GrantedEquiv. course
American Literature503 hoursENGL 2326
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature503 hoursENGL 1302
College Composition Modular503 hoursENGL 1301
English Literature503 hoursENGL 2310, 2320, or 2322 *Students will select the course for which they wish to receive credit

*Note: To receive CLEP credit for composition or literature classes, students must achieve the established credit-granting score of 50 (or higher), AND complete the optional essays. All examinees will have six months to complete the essay portion once they have passed the multiple choice section. If examinee has not completed the essay portion within this time period, examinee will have to retake the multiple choice section of the test. Essays are graded by the Lamar University CLEP Committee. The final determination for awarding of equivalent credit is based solely upon the strength of the written essays. The Lamar University CLEP Committee will score the essays within two to four weeks and send results to the Career and Testing Center. Examinee will receive score results within three to five weeks from time of exam completion.


Business

ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCredit GrantedEquiv. course
Financial Accounting556 hoursACCT 2301/2302
Business Law, Intro.503 hoursBULW 3310
Info. Systems & Computer Applications503 hourssee Note below
Prin. of Management503 hoursMGMT 3310
Prin. of Marketing503 hoursMKTG 3310

*Note: A student, after passing the Information Systems and Computer Applications CLEP Exam, must demonstrate proficiency on a program or package usage test in the Computer Science Department before they may receive credit in the following 3-hour course: COSC 1371. The Computer Science Department will score the exam within 48 hours and send the results to the Career and Testing Center. Examinee will receive score results within 7 business days of completing the exam.


History and Social Sciences

ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCredit GrantedEquiv. course
Am. Government503 hoursPOLS 2302
Ed. Psych.503 hoursPEDG 3320
Intro. to US History I (to 1877)503 hoursHIST 1301
Intro. to US History II (1866 to present)503 hoursHIST 1302
Human Growth & Development503 hoursPSYC 2315
Prin. of Macroeconomics503 hoursECON 2302
Prin. of Microeconomics503 hoursECON 2301
Intro. to Psychology503 hoursPSYC 2301
Intro. to Sociology503 hoursSOCI 1301
W. Civilization I (to 1648)503 hoursHIST 3321
W. Civilization II (1648 to present)503 hoursHIST 3322

Science and Mathematics

ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCredit GrantedEquiv. Course
College Algebra503 hoursMTH 1314
Biology*506 hoursGenl. Biology
Calculus, Geometry503 hoursMTH 2413
Chemistry*506 hoursGenl. Chemistry
Pre-Calculus503 hoursMTH 2312

*Note: will not fulfill core lab science requirement


Foreign Language

Examination

Credit-Granting Score

Credit GrantedEquiv. Course
French Level 1506 hoursFREN 1311, 1312
French Level II5912 hoursFREN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312
German Level I506 hoursGERM 1311, 1312
German Level II6012 hoursGERM 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312
Spanish Level 1506 hoursSPAN 1311, 1312
Spanish Level II6312 hoursSPAN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312


2. Advanced Placement Examinations

Applicants who wish to receive credit for college-level work completed in high school may do so by submitting scores from the College Entrance Examination Board´s Advanced Placement Examinations. Examinations are given each May by high schools. Arrangements are made through high school counselors. Subject matter areas and the basis for granting credits are listed as follows:

Subject AreaRequired ScoreCredit Granted
Art3 or aboveARTS 1316 or ARTS 1311
Biology3 or aboveBIOL 1406 1407
Calculus AB test3 or aboveMATH 1325 or MATH 2413
Calculus BC test3 or aboveMATH 2312, 2413 and 2414
Chemistry3 or aboveCHEM 1111 and 1311
Computer Science A test3 or aboveCOSC 1336
Economics (micro)3 or aboveECON 2302
Economics (macro)3 or aboveECON 2301
English Language Comp.4 or 5ENGL 1301, 1302
English Language Comp.3ENGL 1301
English Lit Comp.3 or aboveENGL 1302
Foreign Language3FL 1311
Foreign Language4FL 1311, 1312
Foreign Language5FL 1311, 1312, and 2311
Government/Compar.3 or above3 hour elective (non advanced)
Government/Pol. Sci.3 or abovePOLS 2302
History/American3 or aboveHIST 1301-1302
Music3 or aboveMUTY 1211 and MUTY 1116
Psychology (Gen)3 or abovePSYC 2301
Physics B3 or abovePHYS 1401-1402
Physics C (Mechanics)3 or abovePHYS 2425
Physics C (E & M)3 or abovePHYS 2426
Statistics3 or aboveMATH 1342


3. Advanced Standing Examinations

Advanced Standing Examinations (ASE) for undergraduate courses are intended only for those students who have learned the equivalent, in formal or informal training, of the academic content being presented in the undergraduate course in question. To secure approval for such an examination, a student must obtain the written permission of the department chair and dean of the college in which the course is taught prior to the end of late registration an any long semester or the summer term. A fee of $50 per semester credit hour - which may be changed without notice upon request by the chair and approval of the dean and provost - must be paid in advance of the examination to the Cashier's Office. Application forms are available in the office of each department chair and dean, and a copy is posted on the Academic Affairs website. Advanced Standing Examinations will not be approved for skill courses or graduate courses, and each college and/or department will maintain and post on its website a list of courses (if any) approved for completion through Advanced Standing Examinations. A student may not use the university's  Grade Replacement Policy on an Advanced Standing Examination to improve a course grade. The grade a student earns on an Advanced Standing Examination is awarded for the course (A-F), and will appear on the academic  transcript with a notation indicating credit by Advanced Standing Examination. Credit earned through an Advanced Standing Examination is equivalent to credit earned by taking the course, and may be used to satisfy bachelor's degree requirements as defined in the catalog under "Degree Requirements".

The process for gaining approval to take an Advanced Standing Examination in a particular undergraduate course and for completing the examination and receiving a grade is as follows:

  1. The student schedules an appointment with the chair of the department in which the course is offered to request credit by Advanced Standing Examination.
  2. The chair informs the student of existence of CLEP examinations, if appropriate, and the differences between those and the ASE.
  3. The student must convince the chair that he/she has the potential to complete successfully an ASE, based upon prior studying/learning, whether formal or informal (documented, if possible). If that is the case, the chair signs the ASE Request Form tenative approval line (top portion of request form), ensures that the information appearing above his/her signature is complete and accurate, and gives it to the student.
  4. If the chair is convinced that the administration of an ASE is appropriate, he/she then seeks a faculty member who is wiling to: (a) meet no more than twice with the student to discuss the specific content which the ASE will cover as well as inform the student of the textbook(s) currently used in the course; (b) develop a comprehensive final examination fo the course (i.e., the ASE); (c) administer, monitor, and grade the examination; and (d) submit the appropriate course grade (A-F) to the Office of the Registrar in 109 Wimberly Building.
  5. In the event that the chair finds a faculty member willing to do the above, the chair contacts and meets again with the student, signs the final approval line of the second section of the ASE Request Form, ensures that the information appearing above the faculty member's signature line is complete and accurate, and returns it to the student.
  6. The student must obtain the signature of the faculty member(normally at the meeting described in item 4 above) and the dean, and then takes the signed document to a Teller at the window on the first floor of the Wimberly Building, where he/she pays the fee and obtains a receipt. (Note: the student retains the form and attaches the receipt to it)
  7. The student returns to the faculty member and provides him/her with the form and receipt indicating that the fee has been paid, which is the impetus for the creation of the ASE by the faculty member and the establishment of a date and time for the administration of the ASE.
  8. The faculty member administers, monitors and grades the ASE, submits the grade via memorandum to the Records Office and informs the student (in writing) of the grade awarded.
  9. This concludes the process, though a grade can be appealed through the normal Grade Appeal Process.

Online Students

The process for gaining approval for students taking all of their LU courses online is as follows:

  1. The student schedules a meeting via telephone or e-mail with the chair of the department in which the course is offered to request credit by Advanced Standing Examination (ASE). The meeting may be conducted via telephone, video conferencing, or e-mail.
  2. The chair informs the student of the existence of CLEP examinations, if appropriate, and the difference between these and the ASE.
  3. The student must convince the chair that he/she has the potential to complete successfully an ASE, based upon prior study/learning, whether formal or informal (documented, if possible). If that is the case, the student provides, via e-mail or fax, the Advanced Standing Examination Request Form with the first four lines completed. The chair signs the ASE tenative approval line in the top portion of the request form, ensures that the information appearing above his/her signature is complete and accurate, and e-mails or faxes it to the student.
  4. The chair then seeks a faculty member who is willing to: (a) meet no more than twice via telephone, video conferencing or e-mail with the student to discuss the specific content which the ASE will cover as well as inform the student of the textbook(s) currently used in the course; (b) develop a comprehensive final examination for the course (i.e., the ASE): (c) administer, monitor, and grade the examination; and (d) submit the appropriate course grade (A-F_ to the Office of the Registrar in 109 Wimberly Building.
  5. In the event that the chair finds a faculty member willing to do the above, the chair signs the final approval line of the second section of the ASE Request Form, and ensures that the information appearing above the faculty member's signature line is complete and accurate. The chair obtains the signature of the faculty member and the dean, and then sends the form via fax or e-mail to the student, informing him/her that the ASE has been approved and the fee should be paid.
  6. The student then contacts Cashiering, pays the fee, and obtains a receipt via either fax or e-mail (see the information relative to contacting Cashiering in the introductory section above).
  7. The student meets electronically or by phone with the faculty member after providing him/her with the form and receipt indicating that the fee has been paid, which is the impetus for the creation of the ASE by the faculty member and the establishment of a date and time for the administration of the ASE.
  8. The faculty member administers, monitors and grades the ASE, submits the grade via memorandum to the Records Office and informs the student (in writing) of the grade awarded. (Note: If the exam is proctored remotely, the student will have to pay an additional fee, determined by the length of the examination, directly to ProctorU. The faculty member will provide the student with instructions as to how to do this.)
  9. This concludes the process, though the grade can be appealed through the normal Grade Appeal Process.

4. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

Lamar University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Students who receive an IB diploma and receive scores of "4" or above on Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL) examinations will be awarded a minimum of 24 semester credit hours (See table). Students who have not received an IB diploma may be granted credit on an individual course-by-course basis as determined by participating academic departments. A copy of the official IB transcript must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to receive transfer credit. All applicable Texas statutes and Lamar University policies must be complied with and are still in effect for course transferability.


International Baccalaureate Program

ExaminationCredit-Granting ScoreCredit GrantedEquiv. Course
GROUP 1-Language
EnglishHL6 hoursENGL 1301, 1302
SL3 hoursENGL 1301
Extended EssayA or B3 hoursENGL 1302
GROUP 2-Second Language
SpanishHL12 hoursSPAN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312
SL6 hoursSPAN 1311, 1312
FrenchHL12 hoursFREN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312
SL6 hoursFREN 1311, 1312
GermanHL12 hoursGERM 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312
SL6 hoursGERM 1311, 1312
GROUP 3-Individuals and Societies
History EuropeHL or SL3 hoursHIST 3322
History AmericasHL6 hoursHIST 1301, 1302
SL3 hoursHIST 1301
EconomicsHL6 hoursECON 2301, 2302
SL3 hoursECON 2301
PsychologyHL or SL3 hoursPSYC 2301
AnthropologyHL or SL3 hoursANTH 2351
GROUP 4-Experimental Science
ChemistryHL8 hoursCHEM 1411, 1412
SL4 hoursCHEM 1411
BiologyHL8 hoursBIOL 1406, 1407
SL4 hoursBIOL 1406
PhysicsHL8 hoursPHYS 1401, 1402
SL4 hoursPHYS 1401
GROUP 5-Math and Computer Science
MathematicsHL4 hoursMATH 2413
Math StudiesSL3 hoursMATH 1325
Further MathSL3 hoursMATH 1316
Computer ScienceHL6 hoursCOSC 1336, 1337
SL3 hoursCOSC 1336
GROUP 6-Arts
Visual Arts AHL or SL3 hoursTHEA 1310
Visual Arts BHL or SL3 hoursFine Arts 1301
MusicHL or SL3 hoursMUSI 1306

9. Admission Requirements for College Transfers

Students who have attended another regionally accredited college or university will be considered for admission to Lamar University under the requirements listed below. Former students of Lamar University, who attend another university, will also have to meet the following transfer admission requirements:

  1. Submit a transfer application for admission at http://www.applytexas.org/.
  2. Submit official transcripts from each college previously attended. This requirement applies regardless of the length of time in attendance and regardless of whether credit was earned or is desired. Students will not be allowed to register until all college transcripts are on file. Failure to disclose previous college attendance is justification for revocation of acceptance and dismissal from Lamar University.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted, and be eligible to re-enter all colleges and universities previously attended.
  4. Students transferring fewer than 18 semester credit hours must submit a high school transcript, take the SAT or ACT and have an official record of these scores sent to Lamar University.
  5. Applicants not fully meeting all transfer requirements may be reviewed and considered for admission on an Individual Approval basis.

10. Application Fee

A one-time, non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $25.00 is charged to all new undergraduate, first-time-in-college applicants and transfer students. Returning and readmitted students will not be assessed this fee. Concurrently enrolled high school students will not be assessed this fee but will be subject to it upon application as a first-time-in-college student after high school graduation.

Application fee waivers will be granted based upon receipt of The College Board or ACT college application fee waiver requests.

11. Transfer Credit Evaluation

Credit earned at other regionally accredited institutions will be considered for credit at Lamar University under the following policies:

  1. All courses, whether passed, failed or repeated, are used in calculating a transfer grade point average. The transfer grade point average is used solely to determine admission status and is not incorporated into the Lamar University grade point average. NOTE: Transfer work will not be used in determining honors graduation status.
  2. "D" grades are transferable, but some Lamar University departments may refuse to count them toward a degree.
  3. Transfers from community/junior colleges are limited to 66 semester hours or the number of hours required by the university during the freshman and sophomore years in the degree plan in which the student plans to enroll. No lower-division (1000 or 2000 level) college credits will be considered for transfer as upper-division (3000 or 4000) credits.
  4. Acceptance to the university does not constitute acceptance to a particular degree program.
  5. Transfer students will be informed of the amount of credit that will transfer no later than the end of the first academic term in which they are enrolled.

American Council on Education (ACE) Credit

Lamar University accepts all transfer credits meeting ACE guidelines. Students enrolled in programs that grant ACE credit must submit official ACE transcripts. Non-equivalent credit is granted by the university; however, equivalent credit may be granted by a department chair for use in a specific degree plan.

Transfer of Military Credit

Credit may be granted for military experience. Credit will be evaluated based upon the evaluation recommendations outlined in the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services manual. Students must submit one of the following documents:

For veteran service members: Form DD214 or Form DD256 as well as their military transcript (SMART for Navy, Marine Corps; Coast Guard Institute for Coast Guard; AARTS for Army; and CCAF for Air Force).

For active duty service members: Current military ID and their military transcript (SMART for Navy, Marine Corps; Coast Guard Institute for Coast Guard; AARTS for Army; and CCAF for Air Force).

12. Academic Fresh Start

Applicants seeking transfer admission or readmission, and who have academic credits or grades that were earned ten or more years prior to the semester in which enrollment is sought, may elect to seek entry under the terms of academic fresh start. Under this policy, the applicant may petition Lamar University not to consider in the admission process and in the calculation of GPA course credits or grades earned 10 years or prior. Applicants seeking entry under this section will not receive any credit for any courses taken 10 or more years prior to enrollment. Applicants applying under Academic Fresh Start are subject to all standard admission and testing criteria applicable to persons seeking admission.

13. Resolution of Transfer Disputes for Lower-division Courses

The following procedures shall be followed in the resolution of credit transfer disputes involving lower-division courses:

  1. If Lamar University does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, the university shall give written notice to the student and to the sending institution that transfer of the course credit is denied. The university shall also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses at the request of the sending institution.
  2. A student who receives notice as specified in item (1) of this section may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either the sending or the receiving institution.
  3. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and guidelines.
  4. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the sending institution within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of denial, the institution that denies the course credit for transfer shall notify the Texas Commissioner of Higher Education of its denial and the reasons for the denial.

The Commissioner of Higher Education or the commissioner´s designee shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the relevant student and institutions.

14. Readmission for Former Students

Former Lamar students who have not registered or been in attendance for more than one long semester year must complete the application for undergraduate readmission at www.applytexas.org. Students who left on suspension must receive written clearance from their advisor to be eligible for readmission.

Former students who have attended another college are required to submit official transcripts of all work done subsequent to the last date of attendance at Lamar University, and to meet the academic requirements for other transfer students outlined in this bulletin.

15. Summer Transients (Summer Only)

Summer transient students are undergraduate students who attend another college or university in the Spring semester and enter Lamar University for the summer only with the intent of returning to the primary institution upon completion of summer enrollment.

Students who attend another college in the spring semester who wish to do summer work only at Lamar University may be admitted as transient students. A summer transient student must submit a transient application online at www.applytexas.org. Official academic transcript that verifies Spring semester enrollment.   Official academic transcripts of previous college work are also required to determine academic prerequisite fulfillment.  A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required.

Transient students must comply with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) (http://www.lamar.edu/center-for-college-readiness/), which requires all students to demonstrate their readiness for college-level courses prior to enrollment. If official academic transcripts do not indicate TSI status, students must provide scores on a TSI-approved placement test or evidence of exemption.

Transient students who later apply for regular admission to Lamar University must meet all entrance requirements for transfer students.

16. International Students

Lamar University welcomes students from around the world for both undergraduate and graduate study. All admissions documents, including applications, are processed by the Lamar University Admissions Office. After acceptance, staff in the International Student Services Office communicate with students regarding other documents needed to process the I-20. These offices work together to provide a pleasant admission and enrollment experience.

International Undergraduate Admission Categories

Regular Admission is reserved for students who meet all university, departmental, and language proficiency admission requirements.

Bridge Admission is offered to students who meet all university and departmental admission requirements but who have not yet satisfied the language proficiency requirement. These students will be enrolled in academic courses at Lamar University and in language courses at the Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) at Lamar.

Conditional Admission is offered to students who meet all university requirements except for language proficiency.  Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll full time in the Texas Intensive English Program at Lamar University.  Upon completion or the advanced level of English study, these students are eligible for admission to Lamar University.

Intensive English Program Admission is available to students whose need of significant English language training prevents their immediate enrollment at the post-secondary level. Students interested in language training only may apply directly to Texas Intensive English Program at Lamar without being considered for Lamar University admission.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Freshman: International students who have never been enrolled at a post-secondary college or university must submit all required documents and show evidence of a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on all secondary school work.

Undergraduate Transfer: International students who have been enrolled at another post-secondary college or university and would like to transfer into an undergraduate degree program at Lamar University must submit all required documents and show evidence of a 2.5 grade point average on all secondary and post-secondary school work

Lamar University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont TX 77710

How to Apply

1. Submit Application. All international applicants should submit online applications through the Apply Texas system. International Freshman applicants should submit the International Freshman Application. International Transfer applicants should submit the International Transfer Application. When completing these applications, please use your name as it appears on your passport.

2. Foreign Transcript Evaluations. Students applying for admission who have attended a college or university outside the U.S. must have official transcripts translated and evaluated for authentication from a recognized United States evaluation company. The transfer evaluation must include course by course grades, include a grade point calculation and indicate the diploma or degree conferred. This evaluation must be original, and forwarded to Lamar University directly from the credential evaluation agency.  A list of approved credential evaluation companies may be found at evaluated transcripts Failure to disclose previous college attendance is justification for revocation of acceptance and dismissal from Lamar University.

3. U.S. Transcripts. Applicants who have attended institutions in the United States, must submit official transcripts from each college previously attended. This requirement applies regardless of the length of time in attendance and regardless of whether credit was earned or is desired. Students will not be considered for admission until all college transcripts are on file. Students must be eligible to re-enter all colleges and universities previously attended. Failure to disclose previous college attendance is justification for revocation of acceptance and dismissal from Lamar University

4. Submit Admission Test Scores. International Freshman and International Transfer applicants are encouraged to have scores on the SAT or ACT issued to Lamar University directly by the testing agency.

5. Provide Proof of English Language Proficiency. International applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency through scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. This testing requirement is waived only for applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years of study at a college or university in the U.S. or in an English proficiency-exempt country. Scores are valid for two years, and must be received directly from the testing agency. 

Undergraduate (Freshman & Transfer) English Proficiency Requirements

Regular AdmissionBridge AdmissionTIEP Admission
TOEFL Internet-Based Total7961Below 61
TOEFL Paper-Based Total550500Below 500
IELTS Total6.56.0Below 6.0

Mailing Documents

 Copies of transcripts should be sent to the appropriate address below:

Lamar UniversityUndergraduate AdmissionsPO Box 10009Beaumont, TX 77710Lamar UniversityGraduate AdmissionsPO Box 11614Beaumont, TX 77710By CourierLamar UniversityOffice of Admissions211 Redbird LaneBeaumont, TX 77710

Acceptance Notices

Acceptance notices are issued to the email address listed on the ApplyTexas Application shortly after the required admission credentials are received.

Application Deadlines

Applicants should submit materials as soon as possible to allow time for visa interview appointments at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, which may have wait times of days or weeks.

Fall (August) Priority Deadline: April 15, Final Deadline: July 1

Spring (January) Priority Deadline: Sept. 1, Final Deadline: Dec 1

Summer (June) Priority Deadline: Jan. 15, Final Deadline: April 15

Application Fee

A one-time, non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $75.00 is charged to all new undergraduate, first-time-in-college applicants and transfer students, returning and readmitted.

17. Early Admission Programs

Lamar University offers many opportunities for qualified students who wish to attend college while still in high school. The credit earned can be applied to degree programs at Lamar or transferred to other colleges and universities in accordance with the transfer policies of the degree-granting institution. In some instances, students may simultaneously receive credit for both high school and college courses.

Dual Credit – A course taken for dual credit earns the student college credit while also satisfying high school graduation requirements. Assignment of dual high school credit is the responsibility of the high school and the student. Students seeking dual credit for earned college hours must contact their high school for specific high school requirements.

Early College Credit – This is a program in which students earn college credit only.

Early Entry Programs

Early College Entry – Allows high school students to take university courses on the Lamar campus in a traditional classroom setting.

Distance Education – Allows accelerated high school students to earn both high school and college credit while attending daytime classes on the high school campus. Two-way interactive video links a university faculty member with a class on the University campus to classrooms in regional high schools. Based on the high school´s need and student interest, Lamar University can also provide a faculty member for on-site instruction.

Lamar Early Access Program (LEAP) – The Lamar University Early Access Program is a cooperative venture between Lamar and participating high schools allowing high school juniors and seniors to take university courses taught by their high school teachers on the high school campus. The high school teacher must hold a master´s degree in the teaching discipline or a master´s degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. To establish LEAP, the high school principal should contact the Center for Distance Education.

On-Line Dual Credit – On-line dual credit courses are offered in various formats through Lamar Online. All dual credit students (no matter what format) must meet all university requirements for early admission. Students taking dual credit through the Texas Virtual School Network must apply and be approved through that agency. Students should contact their high school counselor to initiate TSVSN application.

Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) (Dual Credit) – The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) an early college entrance residential honors program created by the Texas Legislature that allows academically qualified high school-aged students in the state to earn university credits towards a college degree. Students are considered full-time university students. Students live on campus and enroll in a full-time university curriculum. Graduates of TALH are awarded a diploma from the Academy. The typical TALH graduate will earn 60 hours of college credit after two years of study. Required for admission are academic transcripts from the 8th grade to date, a minimum SAT composite score (550 on the critical reading and 500 on the math portions), an autobiographical essay, and at least two recommendations from teachers/administrators familiar with the student´s abilities and character. The successful candidate will have a superior academic record and SAT score and supporting application materials evidencing the personal integrity, sense of responsibility, and level of maturity requisite for success in the program. Tuition and fees are fully subsidized 15 credit hours. Applicants are strongly urged to submit their application for the fall semester by March 31. Additional information is available by contacting the program director at (409) 839-2995.

Dual Credit Admission Requirements:

Applicants for early admissions programs must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete an application for admission at www.applytexas.org
  2. Submit high school counselor approval to the Lamar University Dual Credit Coordinator
  3. Submit official high school transcript
  4. submit SAT, PSAT, ACT or PLAN scores
AND

Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Compliance.

Students must meet one of the following:

a. Be exempt from TSI. Test scores that exempt a student from THEA are SAT Composite Score—1070 (with minimum 500 Verbal and 500 Math) ACT Composite Score—23 (with minimum 19 Verbal and 19 Math) TAKS—2200 Math; 2200 English; Writing 3 or higher; STAAR EOC Level-II Final Scale score in Algebra II or English III.

OR

b. Meet Lamar University standards on an appropriate TSI placement test as described at http://www.lamar.edu/center-for-college-readiness/.

Prior to being enrolled, achieve TSI scores listed below: The selection of courses is determined on the basis of the student´s high school background, the recommendation of the high school counselor, and assessment of the Lamar University academic advisor. These classes generate college credit. Any use of these credits toward high school graduation is at the discretion of the high school and must be approved by the high school prior to enrollment at Lamar.


Course NumberCourse TitleOfficial TSI Score Required
Communication 1315Public Speaking I351 Reading and 363/5 Writing
Economics 2302Principles of Economics II351 Reading and 363/5 Writing
English 1301Composition I351Reading and 363/5 Writing
English 1302Composition II351Reading and 363/5 Writing
English 2320British Literature351Reading and 363/5 Writing
English 2326American Literature351Reading and 363/5 Writing
English 2331World Literature351Reading and 363/5 Writing
History 1301US History I351Reading
History 1302US History II351Reading
Math 1314College Algebra350Math
Math 2413Calculus I350Math
Political Science 2301American Government I351Reading

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PHYS-1401-51001 (1093152)
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PHYS-1401-61001 (1108764)
College Physics I
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PHYS-1401-71200 (1093386)
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PHYS-1401-71427 (1125341)
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PHYS-1401-81001 (1106000)
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PHYS-1401-81002 (1110798)
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PHYS-1401-81482 (1106001)
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PHYS-1401-81501 (1106002)
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WH131LEC
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PHYS-1402  College Physics IIMountain View College [MVC]
PHYS-1402-61400 (1120329)
College Physics II
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PHYS-1402  College Physics IINorth Lake College [NLC]
PHYS-1402-71200 (1093389)
College Physics II
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PHYS-1403  Stars and GalaxiesBrookhaven College [BHC]
PHYS-1403-21001 (1097333)
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Stars and Galaxies
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