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Welcome! We are excited to work with you through the admissions process. Please check our admission requirements, explore additional information throughout the International Students and Scholars web pages, and contact us if you have any questions!

Lindenwood University
Office of International Students and Scholars
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695

(636)949-4982
InternationalAdmissions@lindenwood.edu

Important Deadlines

Fall Admission

  • Application and documents due by June 1

Spring Admission

  • Application and documents due by October 1

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  1. International Student Application

    Please create an account and submit an application

    Note: New students cannot start a program during the summer term.

  2. Passport

    Please provide a clear, legible, photocopy of the identification page of your passport.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide an official document or statement from your bank verifying the total amount of personal/family funds, in U.S. dollars, available to cover the personal cost of tuition and educational expenses (books, insurance). All documents must be in English.

  4. Official Transcripts

    First-time Freshmen: Undergraduates must submit certified copies of high school and college transcripts. Lindenwood will accept in-progress transcripts to determine admissibility. All final transcripts will need to be sent through WES at www.wes.org. If the transcript is from a U.S. institution, the transcripts must be original and sent directly from the U.S. school. U.S transcripts do not need to be evaluated by WES.

  5. Transfer Students: A transfer student is a student transferring from a U.S university or foreign university. If you attended any college or university after high school, you are considered a transfer applicant. All transfer students are required to disclose any and all current or previous transcripts. Applicants transferring in a minimum of 24 credit hours from a U.S. institution are exempt from submitting high school records. A SEVIS Transfer form is also required.

    If you are still completing high school at the time of application, you must submit an official copy of your most current transcript. A final transcript must be submitted once you graduate.

    Transcripts must be in their original language and accompanied by a certified English translation. These documents become part of your official file at Lindenwood University and will not be returned to you.

    Transfer Credits – Students transferring 13th year high school credits, A levels, O levels, or other university-level credits from a foreign institution must submit transcripts and translations to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. The application will not be complete until a WES evaluation is provided. Applicants should list Lindenwood University as a recipient of the evaluation. WES also provides a copy of the evaluation to the student.

    Note: (1) Students should request a course-by-course evaluation in order to transfer credit to Lindenwood for particular classes. Lindenwood University will require course descriptions or class syllabi in order to determine equivalencies at Lindenwood. 

  6. Personal Statement (Essay)

    Complete a 1-2 page essay concerning your education plans, long-term goals, or a special experience in your life.

  7. Standardized Test Score

    Lindenwood requires one of the following tests for undergraduate admission. Applicants transferring in a minimum of 24 credit hours from a U.S. institution are exempt from this requirement.

  8. Housing

    Only after having a confirmed visa, students can submit a housing application and $200 housing deposit through StarRez. Housing will be assigned upon receipt. The housing deposit is non-refundable.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  1. International Student Application

    Please create an account and submit an application

    Note: New students cannot start a program during the summer term.

  2. Passport

    Please provide a clear, legible, photocopy of the identification page of your passport.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide an official document or statement from your bank verifying the total amount of personal/family funds, in U.S. dollars, available to cover the personal cost of tuition and educational expenses (books, insurance). All documents must be in English.

  4. Official Transcripts

    Graduate students must submit certified copies of college transcripts through WES at www.wes.org  If the transcript is from a U.S. institution, the transcripts must be original and sent directly from the U.S. school. A SEVIS Transfer form is also required.

    If you are still completing a program at the time of application, you must submit an official copy of your in-progress transcript. A final transcript must be submitted through WES once you graduate.

    Transcripts must be in their original language and accompanied by a certified English translation. These documents become part of your official file at Lindenwood University and will not be returned to you.

    Transfer Credits – Students transferring to Lindenwood mid-program, transferring university-level credits from a foreign institution, must submit transcripts and translations to  WES for evaluation. The application will not be complete until a WES evaluation is provided. Applicants should list Lindenwood University as a recipient of the evaluation. WES also provides a copy of the evaluation to the student. Students can potentially transfer up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework. Some graduate coursework earned from another institution may not be eligible for transfer and is ultimately determined by the School Dean.

    Note: (1) Students should request a course-by-course evaluation in order to transfer credit to Lindenwood for particular classes. Lindenwood University will require course descriptions or class syllabi in order to determine equivalencies at Lindenwood. 

  5. Letters of Recommendation

    Graduate students with a cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA below 3.0 must submit three letters of recommendation. If the student has above a 3.0 at the time of application, the letters of recommendation may be waived. Recommendation letters from professors or employment supervisors are preferred.

  6. Personal Statement (Essay)

    Complete a 1-2 page essay concerning your education plans, long-term goals, or a special experience in your life.

  7. Standardized Test Score

    Lindenwood requires one of the following tests for graduate admission. Applicants transferring in a minimum of 24 credit hours from a U.S. institution or who completed a previous degree at a U.S. institution are exempt from this requirement.

  8. Housing

    Only after having a confirmed visa, students can submit a housing application and $200 housing deposit through StarRez. Housing will be assigned upon receipt. The housing deposit is non-refundable.

English as a Second Language Admission Requirements

  1. English as a Second Language Application

    Please create an account and submit an application.

    Note: New students cannot start a program during the summer term.

  2. Passport

    Please provide a clear, legible, photocopy of the identification page of your passport.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide an official document or statement from your bank verifying the total amount of personal/family funds, in U.S. dollars, available to cover the personal cost of tuition and educational expenses (books, insurance). All documents must be in English.

  4. SEVIS Transfer Form

    A SEVIS Transfer form is required if transferring from another U.S. institution.

  5. Housing

    Only after having a confirmed visa, students can submit a housing application and $200 housing deposit through StarRez. Housing will be assigned upon receipt. The housing deposit is non-refundable.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301