Admission Requirements for International Students

Graduate International Applicants

If you would like to apply for a graduate degree program, please submit:

  1. An online graduate degree-seeking application
  2. 3 letters of recommendation
  3. Personal essay (300-500 words)
  4. Financial Resources Verification
    Letter should be written on the bank's letterhead stationery and provide support for the certificate of finances. It should indicate how long the person has been a member of the bank and if he/she has adequate funds to support projected costs for attending Lynchburg College.
  5. Certificate of Finances
    To obtain this document and costs for your specific graduate program, please contact please contact Sarah Sossou, associate director of international admissions, 434.544.8263 or
  6. Appropriate test scores if/as applicable to a specific graduate program (GRE or GMAT)
  7. TOEFL (minimum 79-80 Internet based test/550 paper based test) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)
  8. Official transcripts
    Lynchburg College requires international students to furnish verification of the BA/BS equivalency of their academic record (e.g., through an international transcript assessment service). For students for which the verification of courses is not essential for admissions into, and course planning for, a graduate program, such an analysis only must confirm that the individual received the equivalent of an American four-year (BA/BS) degree from his/her home institution. In some instances (e.g., teacher licensure), the more detailed course-by-course analysis will be required.
  9. Additional requirements for:
  10. Additional considerations for international students with special focus on those with children.

Degree admissions decisions are based on the careful consideration of all required admissions components. The focus of the admission committee's review is on an evaluation of an individual's likelihood of success in one of our graduate programs.

Graduate International Application Deadlines:

Fall Enrollment Deadline: June 1 (for the August to December semester)

Spring Enrollment Deadline: October 15 (for the January to May semester)

Summer Enrollment Deadline: March 1 (for May, June, and July summer terms)

Applications submitted after these deadlines will be considered based on space availability. Please keep in mind that international applications are time sensitive.