Application Procedures

U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents wishing to apply to a Lindenwood University graduate program should visit the Office of University Admissions on the Lindenwood St. Charles campus, any of the extension sites, or online at

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

  • Online application.
  • Current résumé.
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended.
  • Additional requirements, such as program interview, letters of recommendation, a portfolio, an audition, GRE/GMAT test scores, or other requirements identified by the academic school in which a candidate is seeking acceptance. Additional requirements may also be requested dependent on application criteria as requested by University Admissions.

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

The applicant may email or call (636) 949-4949 with any admissions related questions. 

Note: A student must have a completed file and be admitted to the university before any financial aid will be processed. For application procedures specific to particular graduate programs or schools, please refer to the sections of this catalog that describe those programs. In addition, applicants who indicated a criminal history at time of application will be required to submit additional documentation in regards to the offense. 

To be considered for graduate admission to Lindenwood University, all international students are required to submit the following documents:

  • Online student application or Common Application.
  • Official transcripts (or certified copies of university 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.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score. For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.
  • Required minimum TOEFL scores:
    • 81 (Internet-based)
  • Required minimum IELTS score: 6.5
  • Passport (clear, readable copy of the identification page).
  • Affidavit of support verifying the amount of personal or family funds (in U.S. dollars) available for tuition, personal costs, and educational expenses (books, insurance). The affidavit should provide an official document or statement from the applicant’s bank. Documents must be in English. To submit an affidavit of support fill out the form available on the international admissions webpage.
  • Current résumé. Provide a recent copy of your current résumé with all of your academic and work experience.
  • Personal statement indicating your education plans, your long-term goals you possess and how this degree will assist you with your goals. The statement needs to be in formal essay format and at least two pages in length. 

Notes: (1) The minimum TOEFL and IELTS scores listed above are requirements for admission to the university. Upon arrival, students will also undergo on-site English language testing to determine English language proficiency. Depending upon results of the testing will determine your course placement.

Once all application materials have been received, a member of the Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS) will contact the applicant. For questions regarding the application, the applicant should contact the Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS) at

The Student Application or Common Application should be completed online and all required application materials should be scanned in PDF format and emailed to 

Hard copies of the required admission documents can be mailed to:

Lindenwood University,

Office of Admissions and Services for International Students (OASIS)

209 South Kingshighway,

Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA.

The preferred format is scanned in PDF and emailed. For questions or inquiries, call (636) 949-4982.

If transfer credit is requested from an international institution, students should submit, along with all documentation required for admission, a certified translation of course descriptions of foreign credits earned from their previous institution.

Notes: Students must request a course-by-course evaluation (not a document-by-document evaluation) in order to transfer credit to Lindenwood for particular coursework.

In addition to submitting the materials required for admission, international students wishing to transfer to Lindenwood from a SEVIS-sponsored school should also submit the following documents: Any and all transcripts must be submitted to Lindenwood University regardless of the credit(s) being transferable or not.

  • Official transcripts from college or university, if the degree was received from an international institution the transcripts and proof of the undergraduate diploma or degree confirmation must be submitted in the student’s native language along with a certified English translation. If the degree was from an American institution have the transcripts sent directly to Lindenwood University. If graduate level credits have been received from an American institution have the transcripts sent directly from the school to Lindenwood University, if the credits were received from an international institution those transcripts will need to be sent to World Evaluation Services (WES).  For more information about transcript evaluation, contact WES at

Notes: (1) Students must request a course-by-course evaluation (not a document-by-document evaluation) in order to transfer credit to Lindenwood for particular coursework. (2) The cost for the evaluation of international transcripts will be incurred by the applicant.

  • The SEVIS transfer eligibility form (found on the Lindenwood University website on the transfer international graduate students homepage) along with the letter of acceptance from Lindenwood University should be sent to the appropriate official at the school the student previously attended, where it will be processed and returned to the Lindenwood University Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS).
  • The student’s transfer will not be considered complete until Lindenwood University receives the completed transfer paperwork. Once the transfer application has been processed, Lindenwood will issue the student a Lindenwood I-20, permitting the student to legally reside in the U.S. as a full-time international student.

The SEVIS transfer eligibility form should be sent to the Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS) direct email account,

Students are encouraged to be insured while studying in the United States. Lindenwood University does not provide insurance for students. Students may carry any health insurance policies they choose.

In accordance with the Missouri Senate Bill 197, all applicants and students who took a term off and are now returning (except students born before 1957 and any student who is enrolled in an online degree program) must provide proof of the following immunizations prior to enrolling in the subsequent term:

  • Meningococcal Vaccination or waiver
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire