In light of growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we recognize you are still actively trying to finalize your college search. With that in mind, we have created a list of frequently asked questions, that we are confident will provide you clarity on next steps. Take a look:
General Admissions FAQs
How has Lindenwood University responded to COVID-19?
The health, safety, and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance as we continue to live out our mission. With that in mind, Lindenwood courses are being conducted virtually until the fall semester and we have suspended all campus visit programs until further notice. We have also moved our faculty and staff to working remote, while continuing to serve our student body at the highest level. Lindenwood continues to respond to the evolving changes surrounding COVID-19.
Can I still visit campus?
We wish! As part of our effort to practice social distancing, we have suspended all campus visits until further notice. This includes individual and group tours, athletic competitions, campus events and shows, summer camps, etc. While we understand this may impact you as you finalize your college search, we do offer a virtual tour option which provides an inside look at campus. We are also actively working to schedule live tour options via social media – Stay tuned!
I have questions about my admission file, whom should I contact?
Our University Admissions staff remains available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST). We can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (636) 949-4949. We are also setting up video conferencing sessions, if interested. Let us know, we are here to help!
Will you accept an unofficial transcript, since my school closed for the remainder of the semester?
For you, of course! Lindenwood University has adjusted our transcript policy to accommodate our future students during this time. Please work with your guidance or college counselor to obtain an unofficial transcript and send it our way, we’ll take it from there.
I cannot obtain my transcripts or test scores due to closings, will I have to wait until the reopen?
Let’s chat! We are actively working with students facing similar challenges. To meet these needs, we have adjusted policies that will allow you to continue to move forward in the process while we wait on the official documents to become available. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (636) 949-4949.
Will these changes delay my application?
No way! While we work remotely, we have the tools and resources to continue to serve you at the highest level. Our Admissions staff will continue to connect with all applicants regarding next steps via phone, email, and text. You’ll hear from us just like you always have and can expect timely and informative responses.
If I was planning to pay my deposit, can I still do so?
Yes, yes, and YES! No changes here. With registration now open, we strongly encourage all students who have been admitted to submit their enrollment deposit via the student portal. By doing so, you will have priority registration and be contacted by an Academic Advisor to explore registration options.
What about the Mane Event?
Well there is good news and bad news. Unfortunately we had to cancel the on-campus Mane Event that was originally scheduled for April 18, 2020. However, we have put together an admitted student webpage that introduces our Lion family and provides further insight to all things Lindenwood. This page is being updated on a weekly basis, so don’t forget to keep checking-in!
When will I be able to register for fall 2020?
How does now sound? New student registration opened the week of April 6 for all deposited students! In order to be eligible for registration, please ensure you have submitted your enrollment deposit via your student portal. If you have questions regarding how to submit this deposit, reach us at email@example.com or by phone at (636) 949-4949.
Our Academic Schools will be reaching out to each student individually to build your schedule and ensure you are comfortable with your degree plan.
I have a question about my financial aid, whom can I contact?
We got you! Our Student Financial Services (SFS) team stands ready to assist with all of your FAFSA and aid related questions. They are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (636)-949-4923.
My financial situation has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, is there anything Lindenwood can do to assist?
We understand and we’re committed to exploring additional options that may be available to you and your family. Our Student Financial Services office stands ready to assist you in navigating this challenging time. Contact them today at email@example.com or by phone at (636) 949-4923.
Is Lindenwood still hosting athletic events?
All spring 2020 athletic events have been cancelled, what a bummer. We expect more updates in the coming months as we comply with NCAA and GLVC updates. Have no fear, we’ll be back to our winning ways soon!
Has anything changed for New Student Orientation or move-in?
At this time, these parties will go on! We remain committed to delivering an unforgettable welcome for our incoming class this fall. Be on the lookout for all the details as we get closer to move-in on August 19, 2020!
International Admissions FAQs
When will I receive my I-20?
Lindenwood University will begin to process new I-20s in early April. Once accepted, you will receive an email with detailed instructions to follow for the Office of Admissions and Services to generate an admission letter and I-20 document. You will then receive direct communication on the next steps from your admissions counselor. This communication will provide information that will allow you to start the visa appointment process.
If my country has been affected by COVID-19, will I still be able to attend Lindenwood University?
Lindenwood will continue to welcome new international students to campus while also closely monitoring the situation. Lindenwood University will adhere to any decisions made by the U.S. government.
If I’m unable to attend Lindenwood University this fall, can I defer my attendance?
Yes. Lindenwood will defer your admission for up to one year before a new application and admission documents must be provided. If you do not attend another university during that time, your admission, financial aid, and/or scholarship award should remain the same.
Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?
The Office of Admissions and Services will be flexible during this timeframe. Please work closely with your admissions counselor to communicate issues or delays you may experience. Your admission counselor will work with you and institutions to ensure we receive the appropriate documents needed in a timely and stress-free manner.
My current school is closed. Will you accept an unofficial transcript?
We will accept unofficial transcripts to make preliminary admission decisions. Please note that enrollment at Lindenwood is contingent upon receipt of final official transcripts.