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International Student Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question not listed, please contact or (636) 949-4982 for assistance.

Where is Lindenwood University?

Lindenwood is located in St. Charles, Missouri, a suburb just west of St. Louis, Missouri. We are near the center of the United States along the Mississippi River and experience all four seasons. Prepare and pack for every weather option between hot, humid summers and cold, icy winters.

How do I get an I-20?

An I-20 will only be issued once a student has completed the admission process and has responded to the "You are Admitted" email stating that they accept the scholarship offer.  Once the response has been received the I-20 and admissions documents will be created and sent to the student.

Can I waive the English placement exam?

No. All international students are expected to prove English proficiency by receiving our minimum accepted score for either the ACT (undergraduates only), SAT (undergraduates only), TOEFL, or IELTS or Duolingo. Exceptions at the discretion of the Director of International Students and Scholars. For more information visit International Admissions.

How do I get a student visa?

Newly admitted students with a SEVIS ID number will need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee, complete the DS-160 visa application, and schedule an appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy to apply for an F-1 visa. For more information, please see our Immigration and Visa Information page.

Where do I find my Lindenwood login credentials?

Students should receive an automated, no-reply, email with login credentials. Please check your spam and junk inbox folders. If you did not receive it, please contact our IT Help Desk at and include your full name with the request.

How do I reserve on-campus housing?

Only admitted students with confirmed visas will be able to reserve on-campus housing.  To reserve on-campus housing, students must create a profile on StarRez. A nonrefundable $200 deposit is required.

Am I eligible for scholarships?

Lindenwood offers a merit grants to both resident and commuter international students. Scholarship eligibility and amount is determined when we review complete applications for admission. View scholarship opportunities.

How do I get my books?

You can view required books and materials in the Student Portal. When you view the class schedule or complete registration, there is a “Books” button that will bring you to the university Barnes & Noble bookstore and will show you the required books for the class you are considering.

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