Degree Program Application Procedures

U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident Application

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship, applicants should complete the following items:

  • Online application.

  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning showing that a bachelor’s degree has been conferred, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, as well as any transcript showing completed prerequisite courses. In addition, Official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) will be required. If an applicant has completed a graduate degree prior, admission to the program will be based on the last degree conferred.
  • Current résumé.
  • Personal statement.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation submitted to the Office of University Admissions.

U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident Application Deadlines

The application deadline for on-ground or online students will be two weeks prior to the start of each 8-week term. Term start dates can be viewed in the Academic Calendars section of the catalog.

Citizens and U.S. residents should apply online at https://www.lindenwood.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/. Please email eveningadmissions@lindenwood.edu or call 636-949-4949 with any admissions related questions.

International Citizen Application

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship, international applicants should complete the online International Application and submit the following items:

  • Student Application or Common Application– A completed and signed copy of the application form must be submitted.
  • Current résumé.
  • Personal statement.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score. Required minimum TOEFL scores: 550 (paper-based exam), 213 (computer-based exam), 80 (Internet-based exam). Required minimum IELTS score: 6.0. For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.

Online Program Application Requirement

The following additional admission requirement applies to those students seeking an online graduate degree program:

  • International citizens applying to the online graduate programs who do not already possess a Lindenwood transcript submit an official minimum GMAT score of 500. For score reporting, the Lindenwood University code is 6367.

Additional Application Documentation Required

  • An affidavit of support–Students should provide an official document or statement from a bank verifying the amount (in U.S. dollars) of personal or family funds available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). All documents must be in English.
  • Official transcripts–Graduate candidates must submit certified copies of university transcripts showing that a baccalaureate degree has been conferred, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (or its equivalent, as determined by ECE or WES). 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.
  • If transfer credit is requested from an international school, students should submit all transcripts and translations to ECE or WES for evaluation. Refer to www.ece.org or www.wes.org for more information about transcript evaluation. Lindenwood University must be listed as the recipient of the evaluation. ECE or WES will also provide a copy of the evaluation directly to the applicant. The applicant should keep this copy for student records. (For further information regarding the transfer of international credit to a business program, please refer to the Academic Policies section of this catalog.)
  • Housing application–All resident students must submit a housing application and a $200 housing deposit made payable to Lindenwood University. Campus housing will be assigned upon receipt of the housing application and deposit.
  • Passport–Students must provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of their passports.
  • 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.
  • 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.

International Citizen Application Deadlines

The application deadline for on-ground or online students will be two weeks prior to the start of each 8-week term. Term start dates can be viewed in the Academic Calendars section of the catalog.

Note: There is no international student intake or orientation beginning in the summer.

International residents should mail applications to The Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS), Lindenwood University, 209 South Kingshighway, Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA.

Please email internationaladmissions@lindenwood.edu or call (636) 949-4982 with any admissions related questions.