Graduate Application Procedures

For Summer Quarter June 28, 2013
For Fall Quarter September 20, 2013
For Winter Quarter December 20, 2013
For Spring Quarter March 28, 2014

Note: International student applications must be received 14 calendar days prior to the deadlines specified above.

To be considered for admission to the university, an applicant’s file must include each of the following documents. Please note, individual programs may have additional application procedures. Please review your program of interest in detail.

To be considered for admission to the University, an applicant’s file must include each of the following documents:

  1. Electronic or paper application, along with a non-refundable $30 application fee.
  2. Current résumé.
  3. Personal statement indicating why the applicant wishes to further his/her education or describing the applicant’s long-term goals or a specific life experience.
  4. An official undergraduate transcript as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended if transfer credit is desired.
  5. Additional requirements, such as a portfolio, letters of recommendation, or an audition, as required by various programs.

Once the application is submitted, an admissions counselor will contact the applicant to answer any questions and assist in the admissions process.

The application and application materials should be mailed to:

Lindenwood University

The Office of Evening and Graduate Admissions

209 South Kingshighway

St. Charles, MO 63301

Applications may also be submitted by email to

Please call (636) 949-4933 with any questions.

Note: Applicants to the online MFA in Writing program who do not already possess a Lindenwood transcript must submit either a notarized photo ID or an official GRE score. For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.

Prospective students wishing to apply to the graduate business or information technology degree programs in LCIE should visit the Office of Evening and Graduate Admissions at the Welcome Center on the Lindenwood-St. Charles campus, at one of our regional extension locations, or online at (select Evening and Graduate Admissions.) When the application and application fee are received, an admissions counselor will contact the applicant to answer any questions and assist in the admissions process. Once all documents are obtained, the counselor will submit them for review by the dean or department chair who will contact the student to schedule an interview.

International citizens wishing to apply to an LCIE graduate program should visit the university website and select International Admissions. Visit the Admissions Process, Required Documents, and Admissions links. (Note: Applicants should complete the International Application.) The following items must be submitted for a complete international application:

  1. International Student Application–The application must be submitted along with a non-refundable $100 application fee.
  2. A current resume.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. An affidavit of Support–Students should provide an official document or statement from a bank verifying the amount of personal/family funds, in U.S. dollars, available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance.) All documents must be in English.
  5. Official Transcripts–Graduate candidates must submit certified copies of college transcripts showing that a baccalaureate degree has been conferred. Transcripts must be in their original language and accompanied by a certified English translation. These documents will not be returned to the student. They will become part of the student’s official file at Lindenwood University. The cost for the evaluation of the transcript will be incurred by the applicant. However, once the applicant obtains a visa and arrives at Lindenwood University, the cost of the evaluation will be refunded, provided that the applicant brings the receipt for the evaluation service. Provisional admission to the university may be granted by the director of international admission on the basis of facsimile copies of diploma equivalents and/or other university transcripts.
  6. An official TOEFL or IELTS score. Required minimum TOEFL scores: 577 (paper-based exam), 233 (computer based exam), 91 (Internet-based exam). Required minimum IELTS score: 6.5. For score reporting, the Lindenwood code is 6367.
  7. If transfer credit is requested from an international institution students should submit their transcripts and translations to World Evaluation Services (WES) for evaluation. Applicants should contact WES at for more information about how to get transcripts evaluated. Students should list Lindenwood University as the recipient. WES will also provide a copy of the evaluation directly to the applicant. The applicant should keep this copy for his/her records. (For questions regarding the transfer of international credit to a specific graduate program, please refer to the section of this catalog that describes that program.)
  8. If an international student applicant is transferring from another university within the United States, the student should forward the Lindenwood University transfer paperwork (found in the application) to their schools’ officials for processing.
  9. Housing Application–All resident students must submit a housing application and a $300 housing deposit made payable to Lindenwood University. Campus housing will be assigned upon receipt of the housing application and deposit. Students should include an e-mail address on their housing form.
  10. Personal Statement (Essay)–Students should write an essay concerning their education plans. For example, the essay may include why the student wishes to further his/her education, long term goals he/she possesses, or a special experience in his/her life.
  11. Passport–Students must provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of their passports.
  12. Insurance–All students are required to be insured while studying in the United States. Lindenwood University does not provide insurance for students. Students may carry any health insurance policy they choose.

The International Student Application and all required application materials may be mailed to:

The International Student Office Lindenwood University

209 South Kingshighway

Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA.

Please email or call (636) 949- 4982 with any questions. To fax any information, send to (636) 949-4108.

International residents or non-resident aliens living in the US who wish to apply to a graduate business program in the Lindenwood College for Individualized Education (LCIE) should visit the University website and select International Admissions. Visit the Admissions Process, Required Documents, and Application links. For further details regarding International Applications refer to the International Application Procedures section of this catalog.