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Lindenwood University
Office of Admissions & Services for International Students (OASIS)
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301-1695

(636)949-4982
InternationalAdmissions@lindenwood.edu

Important Deadlines

Fall 2019- Undergraduate Semester/Graduate Semester/ FA I MBA/Doctorate Semester/ ESL Semester Admission:

  • All first year students, Non-degree, and international transfer applications and all required documents due by June 1, 2019.
  • All domestic transfer applications and all required documents are due by August 9, 2019.

Fall 2019 - FA II MBA and Graduate ADP Admission

  • First time graduate and international transfer applications and all required admission documents are due August 1, 2019.
  • Domestic graduate transfers for FA MBA II applications and required admission documents are due October 4, 2019.
  • Domestic graduate transfers for Fall QTR applications and required documents are due September 13, 2019. 

Spring 2020 - Undergraduate Semester/Graduate Semester/ SP I 5- term/Doctorate Semester/ ESL Semester Admission

  • All first year students, Non-degree, and international transfer applications and all required documents due by November 1, 2019.
  • All domestic transfer applications and all required documents are due by December 20, 2019.

Spring II 5- term Graduate Admission

  • All first year students, Non-degree, and international transfer applications and all required documents due by January 3, 2020.
  • All domestic transfer applications and all required documents are due by February 28, 2020.

Summer 2020- 5-term Graduate Admission:

  • All first year students, Non-degree, and international transfer applications and all required documents due by March 27, 2020.
  • All domestic transfer applications and all required documents are due by May 15, 2020

*Please note: We do not admit or accept Summer applications for first time international undergraduate or graduate students. If you have received a degree from Lindenwood University previously, we will consider your application for a summer start depending on course availability and grade point average. For more information, please e-mail internationaladmissions@lindenwood.edu

English as a Second Language Admission Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

 

  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, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.

    If you plan to bring dependent(s), please provide a copy of their passport(s), birth certificate (for your children) or marriage certificate (for your spouse) at the time of document submission.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.

    • We WILL accept the following:
      • Savings Accounts
      • Checking Accounts
      • Fixed Deposit Accounts
      • Educational Savings Plans/Loans
    • We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:
      • Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents
      • Investment accounts
      • Pension plans
      • Tax documents
      • Pay stubs or Employment Information
  4. SEVIS Transfer Form

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

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

 

  1. International Student Application

    Please submit a Lindenwood University institutional application or submit a Common 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, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.

    If you plan to bring dependent(s), please provide a copy of their passport(s), birth certificate (for your children) or marriage certificate (for your spouse) at the time of document submission.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.
    • We WILL accept the following:
      • Savings Accounts
      • Checking Accounts
      • Fixed Deposit Accounts
      • Educational Savings Plans/Loans
    • We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:
      • Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents
      • Investment accounts
      • Pension plans
      • Tax documents
      • Paystubs or Employment Information
  4. Official Transcripts

    First-time Freshmen: Undergraduates must submit certified copies of high school transcripts.  Lindenwood will accept in-progress transcripts to determine admissibility.  If the transcript is from a U.S. institutions, the transcripts must be original and sent directly from the U.S. school.  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.

Note: If you have attempted or received any university level credits after your high school graduation, you are considered a transfer student and must supply all official transcripts for admission consideration.

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. All transfer students transferring university level credits from a foreign university are required to submit their transcripts through World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. 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.

Transfer Credits/ Dual Credits – Students transferring 13th year high school credits, A levels, O levels 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.

5. 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.

Due to Lindenwood University's holistic admission process, we reserve the right to request additional admission documentation including a personal essay, and letters of recommendation.

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

 

  1. International Student Application

    Please submit a Lindenwood University institutional application or submit a Common Application. Please create an account and submit an application

  2. Official Transcripts

    High School grades 9 – 12 (final transcripts with diploma or leaving certificate) (minimum high school GPA 2.5): Transcripts submitted must be certified copies and be in their original language and accompanied by a certified English translation. These documents will not be returned to you.  They will become part of your official file at Lindenwood University.

    College transfer credits: (If Applicable)  If the transcript is from a US school, the transcripts must be original and sent directly from the US institution to the attention of Office of Admissions and Services for International Students.  Students from an overseas school with earned college level credits must submit their transcripts and translations to World Education Services(WES.org).   Applicants should review the WES Website for more information about how to get transcripts evaluated.  Make sure to list Lindenwood University as the recipient, otherwise Lindenwood will not be able to view the progress of your evaluation.  WES will also provide a copy of the evaluation directly to the applicant.  The applicant should keep this copy for their records.  The cost for the evaluation will be incurred by the applicant.

  3. Standard Tests

    Lindenwood requires one of the following tests to be submitted for admission: TOEFL Score (minimum 61 or higher undergraduate or 81 or higher for graduates) (http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/) OR IELTS (5.5 undergraduates or 6.5 graduates) OR Duolingo OR ACT/SAT Score (20 ACT/ 1020 SAT) Transfer students from a US college or university with more than 24 credit hours MAY be exempt from submitting an official test score. TOEFL or IELTS WILL BE REQUIRED if college credits are transferred from a non US college/university.

  4. Affidavit of Support

    Affidavit of Support and/or Bank Statement: Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.

    We WILL accept the following:

    Savings Accounts

    Checking Accounts

    Fixed Deposit Accounts

    Educational Savings Plans/Loans

    We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:

    Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents

    Investment accounts

    Pension plans

    Tax documents

    Paystubs or Employment Information

  5. Passport Copy

    Please provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.

  6. SEVIS Transfer Procedure

    Only required if you have an active I-20 from another institution. Transferring your I-20 will save you the I-901 SEVIS payment and having to apply for another F-1 visa. If you will need this form, please contact us to request it.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

 

  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, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.

    If you plan to bring dependent(s), please provide a copy of their passport(s), birth certificate (for your children) or marriage certificate (for your spouse) at the time of document submission.

  3. Affidavit of Support

    Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.
    • We WILL accept the following:
      • Savings Accounts
      • Checking Accounts
      • Fixed Deposit Accounts
      • Educational Savings Plans/Loans
    • We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:
      • Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents
      • Investment accounts
      • Pension plans
      • Tax documents
      • Paystubs or Employment Information
  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. Resume

    A copy of your current resume with all of your academic and work experience.
  8. 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.

     *Please note: Dependent on the program, Lindenwood University reserves the right to request additional admission documentation for review by the academic school. A graduate admission interview may be required. 

Graduate Transfer Admissions Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

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, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.

If you plan to bring dependent(s), please provide a copy of their passport(s), birth certificate (for your children) or marriage certificate (for your spouse) at the time of document submission.

 

3. Affidavit of Support

Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.

  • We WILL accept the following:
    • Savings Accounts
    • Checking Accounts
    • Fixed Deposit Accounts
    • Educational Savings Plans/Loans
  • We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:
    • Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents
    • Investment accounts
    • Pension plans
    • Tax documents
    • Paystubs or Employment Information

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. Resume

A copy of your current resume with all of your academic and work experience.

8. 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.

9. SEVIS Transfer Procedure

Only required if you have an active I-20 from another institution. Transferring your I-20 will save you the I-901 SEVIS payment and having to apply for another F-1 visa. If you will need this form, please contact us to request it.

     *Please note: Dependent on the program, Lindenwood University reserves the right to request additional admission documentation for review by the academic school. A graduate admission interview may be required.

EdD Doctoral Admissions Requirements

Please submit your required documents via the Secure File Transfer, please follow the instructions on the Webpage.  Please name your documents with your last name, first name, and the type of document you are submitting.

Example:

  • Name: John Wayne
  • Document type: passport
  • Document name: Wayne, John Passport

 

1. International Student Application

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

2. Passport

Please provide a clear, readable copy of the identification page of your passport. It must show all information on the identification page and be valid (not expired) to be accepted.  The copy does not need to be in color.

If you plan to bring dependent(s), please provide a copy of their passport(s), birth certificate (for your children) or marriage certificate (for your spouse) at the time of document submission.

3. Affidavit of Support

Please provide a certified letter or bank statement verifying the total amount of liquid, personal or family funds, in US dollars, that is available for tuition (personal cost) and educational expenses (books, insurance). If the account on the statement provided is not in the student’s name, please provide an affidavit from the sponsor stating they certify to use the funds supplied to support you financially while you study in the United States. All documents must show available, liquid funds and be certified, in English, and must be from within the last 6 months, to be used for admissions consideration.

  • We WILL accept the following:
    • Savings Accounts
    • Checking Accounts
    • Fixed Deposit Accounts
    • Educational Savings Plans/Loans
  • We WILL NOT be able the accept the following as an affidavit of support:
    • Non-Educational Loans- I.E. Mortgage or Car loan documents
    • Investment accounts
    • Pension plans
    • Tax documents
    • Paystubs or Employment Information

4. Official Transcripts

Potential applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.40 in their previous graduate studies.

Graduate students, who attended a foreign institution, must submit certified copies of college transcripts through WES.  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.  You will need to request a re-evaluation of your transcripts once you submit the final grades.  You will want to get the course by course evaluation for your transcripts.  The costs vary depending on the evaluation package you chose. There will be an additional cost for the re-evaluation process*.

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.

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.

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: (*) 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.  All costs for the original and re-evaluation will be incurred by the student.

5. Letters of Recommendation

You will need to submit four letters of recommendation.  These letters need to be from professionals, employers, etc.  At least two of these letters need to be from persons who have received a doctorate.

6. Personal Statement (Essay)

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

7. Resume

A copy of your professional resume with all of your academic and work experience.

8. 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.

9. SEVIS Transfer Procedure

Only required if you have an active I-20 from another institution. Transferring your I-20 will save you the I-901 SEVIS payment and having to apply for another F-1 visa. If you will need this form, please contact us to request it.

     *Please note: If the admissions criteria are satisfied, the applicant will be invited for an interview and entrance assessment.  Upon approval from the interview and assessment will admissions be granted. 

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