Undergraduate 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.

  1. Online or paper application sent with the non-refundable $30 application fee.
  2. Resume indicating community service, leadership, clubs, organizations, and non-academic experiences.
  3. A personal essay including why he/ she wishes to further his/her education, his/her long-term goals, or a specific experience in his/her life.
  4. Official transcript indicating graduation from the last high school attended or home school program. A copy of the student’s General Education Development (GED) certificate may be provided in lieu of the high school transcript.
  5. Some programs may require additional application materials. Students should review the program descriptions for more information.

Transfer students who have successfully completed a two year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree may not be required to submit their high school transcripts. Students wishing to transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution should request official university transcripts at the time they apply for admission to Lindenwood University.

The application and application materials should be mailed to The Office of Evening and Graduate Admissions Lindenwood University 209 South Kingshighway Saint Charles, MO 63301. The applicant may email eveningadmissions@lindenwood.edu or call (636) 949-4933 with any questions.

International citizens wishing to apply to an LCIE undergraduate 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. 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.
  4. Official Transcripts–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 high school transcripts or diploma equivalents, ACT/SAT scores, GED scores, and/ or other university transcripts.
  5. An official TOEFL or IELTS score. The required minimum score for an undergraduate applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria: TOEFL score 550 (paper-based exam, 213 (computer-based exam), or 80 (internet-based exam); or an IELTS score of 6.0 For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.
  6. 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 wes.org 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.)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Personal Statement–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.
  10. Passport–Students must provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of their passports.
  11. 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 international@lindenwood.edu or call (636) 949- 4982 with any questions. To fax any information, send to (636) 949-4108.