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Admissions Requirements

This toolbox allows you to customize your application experience. It contains all the necessary forms that Lehigh requires and specific instructions to guide you through the process. The default list you see when visiting this page contains information for first-year applicants; the list changes as you make your selections in the toolbox. For more details, including required courses, please review undergraduate admissions guidelines. Applicants with financial need should pay close attention to financial aid requirements and deadlines.

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Please make your selections from either First-Year Student Applications or Transfer Student Applications.

First-Year Student Applications

Transfer Student Applications

Please check one or more of the options in the Application Toolbox.

  • Common Application and Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement
    Electronic submission through the Common Application website is required.
  • Recommendations and Reports
    • School Report (including counselor recommendation) and Official High School Transcript
      Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged. In special circumstances, high schools may submit transcripts through the Admissions Dropbox.
    • Teacher Recommendation (one)
      Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
    • Midyear Report Forms
      Please ask your school to submit this once the first semester, second quarter or second trimester is completed.
    • Final Report
      Please submit after graduation. Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.** If a student submits a fraudulent transcript, the Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission and withdraw the original application for admission at any time. Validation of a student's final official transcript will be coordinated with the office of financial aid.

      ** If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the admission office will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. The admissions office may request a copy of the student's diploma at any point in the admission process to verification process. If a diploma is determined invalid, a GED will be required for admission consideration.
  • $70 Application Fee
    Electronic payment through the Common Application website is required.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
    Official SAT or ACT scores, which must include the writing sub-score, must be submitted directly and electronically from the College Board/ACT. Your highest section scores across test dates, whether a superscored SAT or superscored ACT, submitted to Lehigh will be considered. We do not prefer one exam over the other. Writing sub-scores are NOT evaluated as part of the admissions process. SAT Subject Tests are not required for admissions, but are recommended as college credit may be awarded for scores of 700 or higher. Please read the Advanced Placement section of the course catalog at www.lehigh.edu/catalog for more details.
  • International Student Certification of Finances (PDF)
    Required of all non-U.S. citizens/non-permanent residents. Please submit it to the Office of Admissions as part of your admissions application.
  • CSS/Financial Aid Profile (PDF)
    OR International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) (PDF)
    If you have financial need, you must complete and submit one of these two forms to be considered for aid. Due to limited funding for non-citizens, Lehigh is need-aware in the admissions process.

    Please note: The CSS/Financial Aid Profile charges a registration fee. If your family circumstances prevent payment of this fee, learn how help is available.
  • Official TOEFL Scores
    Must be submitted directly from ETS.
    (Although the TOEFL requirement will be waived for students who have scored 570 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading section, it is highly encouraged of all applicants whose first language is not English.)
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (PDF)
    You may apply to Lehigh under one of our binding Early Decision Plans by completing the Early Decision I/II Agreement Form and following the appropriate application deadlines below. Students can email it to the Lehigh Admissions Dropbox or fax it to our office at (610) 758-4361. Dropbox is the preferred method.

    Please note: Under the National Association of College Admissions Counselors Statement of Principles and Good Practices, students, parents, and guidance counselors make a commitment where, if admitted, the student will withdraw all other applications and enroll.

    Early Decision I deadline: November 15. Early Decision II deadline: January 1 (application), January 15 (Early Decision Request Form).

    Students also applying for financial aid, please note: Early Decision I candidates must submit the CSS/Profile and send a copy of Federal Tax Forms, schedules and W-2 attachments by November 15. Early Decision II candidates must submit the CSS/Profile and send a copy of Federal Tax Forms, schedules and W-2 attachments by January 15. All candidates seeking financial aid must then submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile (if not previously submitted) by February 1, and updated Federal Tax Forms, schedules and W-2 attachments by February 15.
  • Supplement for the 7-year BA/MD program (PDF)
    Required for all students applying to the Accelerated Medical program with Drexel College of Medicine. Deadline: November 15.

    Please submit to:
    Via Fax: 610.758.4361 OR
    Via Mail: Lehigh University
    Office of Admissions
    27 Memorial Dr. West
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Attn: BA/BS/MD Medical Program

    This program is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. To be considered, students must also submit the Common Application and select a proposed College from the "Intended College or Program" drop-down list, a proposed major from the "Proposed Academic Major" drop-down list, AND "BA/MD Seven-year Program with Drexel University College of Medicine" from the "Specialized Academic Program" drop-down list.

    Please note: This is not an early decision commitment; in fact, students applying to any accelerated program cannot simultaneously be an Early Decision applicant.
  • Penn Supplement for the 7-year BA/DMD Bio-Dental program (PDF)
    Required for all students applying to Penn's Accelerated Dental program. Deadline: January 1. Please submit to:

    Via Fax: 610.758.4361 OR
    Via Mail: Lehigh University
    Office of Admissions
    27 Memorial Dr. West
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Attn: Bio-Dental Program

    To be considered, students must also submit the Common Application and select a proposed College from the "Intended College or Program" drop-down list, a proposed major from the "Proposed Academic Major" drop-down list, AND "7-Year BA/DMD Program with Penn Dental" from the "Specialized Academic Program" drop-down list.

    Please note: This is not an early decision commitment; in fact, students applying to any accelerated program cannot simultaneously be an Early Decision applicant.
  • Common Application and Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement for Transfer Students
    Electronic submission through the Common Application website is required.
  • $70 Application Fee
    Electronic payment through the Common Application website is required.
  • Transfer College Report
    The College Report collects information about your standing at your current institution. You may need to gather this information from more than one official at your institution, such as advisor, dean, or registrar. The College Report cannot be submitted online.
  • College/University Transcript
    All students must be in good academic standing with their previous college to be eligible for admission to Lehigh. We strongly encourage students to submit the transcript electronically when available.
  • Course Descriptions
    Course descriptions are a verbatim copy of the description offered in the course at your current institution for the courses you would like to transfer. Please do not send course catalogs for review. This information should accompany the transfer application for admission.
  • Final High School Transcript
    We strongly encourage students to submit the transcript electronically when available. All domestic transfer students must fulfill the same high school requirements as incoming first-year students, including:

    • 4 units (years) English
    • 3 units (years) math (including trigonometry)
    • 2 units (years) of a foreign language
    • 6 units (years) of electives (history, science, etc.)

    Candidates for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science must have studied chemistry.
  • Transfer Credit Summary Sheet (PDF)
    This form must be completed by the applicant and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions along with all course descriptions.

Deadlines

Decision Options Application Deadline Decision Date
Early Decision I November 15 Mid December
Early Decision II January 1 (declare by Jan. 15) Mid February
Regular Decision January 1 Late March
7-year BA/MD Program November 15 Early April
7-year BA/DMD-Bio-Dental and 7-year Optometry Programs January 1 Early April
Transfer Student Fall Enrollment March 1 Mid May

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