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First Year Student Application

Deadlines

If you are in need of financial assistance, please be sure to also follow the financial aid deadlines.

Early Decision I
Application Deadline: Deadline Extended: November 22
Decision Date: Mid December

Early Decision II
Application Deadline: January 1 (declare by Jan. 15)
Decision Date: Mid February

Regular Decision
Application Deadline: January 1
Decision Date: Late March

7 year BA/MD Program
Application Deadline: Deadline Extended: November 22
Decision Date: Early April

7-year BA/DMD-Bio-Dental and 7 Year Optometry Programs
Application Deadline: January 1
Decision Date: Early April

Requirements for All First Year Applicants

Common Application

Electronic submission through the Common Application is encouraged.

Lehigh Supplement to the Common Application

Electronic submission through the Common Application is encouraged.

Secondary School Report & Official High School Transcript

Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application is accepted and encouraged.

Home School Supplement to the Secondary School Report

Required for home-schooled students.

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 (SAT - Score Choice™) or highest composite (ACT) submitted to Lehigh will be considered.

Writing sub-scores are NOT evaluated as part of the admissions process.

Official TOEFL scores

Required when English is NOT the your first language.

** 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.

Counselor & (One) Teacher Recommendation

Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application is accepted and encouraged.

$70 Application Fee

Electronic credit card payment through the Common Application is encouraged. Any checks mailed to Admissions must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

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 admissions 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 admission 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.

Students and/or Programs with Additional Requirements

International/Non-U.S. Citizens

International Student Certification of Finances: Required of all non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents. Please submit it to the Office of Admissions as part of your admissions application.

CSS/Financial Aid Profile OR International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA): 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.

Early Decision Applicants

Early Decision Request Form: 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 send a copy of 2010 IRS 1040 forms, schedules, and W-2 attachments by November 15. Early Decision II candidates must send a copy of 2010 IRS 1040 forms, schedules, and W-2 attachments by January 15. All candidates seeking financial aid must then submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile by February 1, and updated 2011 IRS 1040 forms, schedules, and W-2 attachments by February 15.

7 Year BA/MD Program

Required for all students applying to the Accelerated Medical program.

Deadline: November 15.

Please submit to:
Via Fax to: 610.758.4361 OR
Via Mail to: 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 resident aliens only. To be considered, students must also submit the Common Application and the select "Accelerated Health Programs" from "Intended College or Program" drop-down list AND "BA/MD Seven-year Program with Drexel University College of Medicine" from the "Intended Academic Interest" 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.

7 Year BS/BA-DMD Program

Required for all students applying to the Penn's Accelerated Dental program.

Deadline: January 1.

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

**This program is available to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens only. To be considered, students must also submit the Common Application and the select "Accelerated Health Programs" from "Intended College or Program" drop-down list AND "BA/DMD Seven-year program with University of Pennsylvania" from the "Intended Academic Interest" 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.

South Mountain College

South Mountain College Application: Required for all students applying to South Mountain College. Due by January 1.