International Application Steps

Step 1: Apply

Apply online or download the paper application.

Application Deadlines for International Applicants

Fall enrollment (August - December semester): June 1
Spring enrollment (January - May semester): October 15 

Step 2: Submit Your Application Supporting Materials

Send the application materials with your paper application, or separately via mail or email to admissions@lynchburg.edu.

The following are required in order to complete your application:

  • Official secondary school/high school transcripts
    Include grades for all courses completed during each year of secondary/high school. This will include a list of your final year courses. Please include an explanation of the secondary school grading system and your corresponding grade point average. On average, Lynchburg College international students have a “B” minimum grade point average. 
  • For international transfer applicants: official university transcripts
    If you attended a university or college outside of the United States, your university transcripts must be submitted to World Education Services (WES) for course evaluation. Please include grades for all college courses completed, an explanation of the college grading system, and corresponding grade point average.
  • Official exam scores: - TOEFL- IELTS- SAT
    If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English proficiency exam, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). When you take the exam, please list Lynchburg College as a recipient. The College code for the TOEFL is 5372. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based exam, 210 on the computer-based exam, 78 on the Internet-based exam, or a 6.5 on the IELTS is required for admissions to Lynchburg College. Students who score just below the required scores may be eligible for admissions on a conditional basis. We encourage you to apply and the international admissions officer will contact you to assess your language ability.
    We advise students, who are able, to take the SAT exam.  This exam is another tool that U.S. schools use to assess admissions applications. The Lynchburg College code for the SAT exam is: 5372.
  • Certificate of Finance
    Submit the completed certificate of finance form (for 2014-15) by fax, mail, or to admissions@lynchburg.edu.
  • Banker's letter
    Ask your bank to submit a letter on bank letterhead stating that there are sufficient funds in the sponsor's account(s) to support the information submitted on the Certificate of Finance. Please submit this letter by fax, mail, or to admissions@lynchburg.edu. Read a sample bank letter
  • For international transfer applicants only: official university transcripts
    University transcripts must be submitted to WES for course evaluation if classes are completed outside of the United States. Please include grades for all college courses completed, an explanation of the college grading system, and corresponding grade point average.
  • Letter of recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from one of your secondary school teachers or another person who can speak to your ability to succeed at Lynchburg College may be submitted via mail or to admissions@lynchburg.edu.
  • Essay
    A 250-500 word essay is required. Please submit an essay written on one of the following three topics: 1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you; 2. Discuss an issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you; 3. Explain why you wish to pursue an education in the United States and what goals you have for yourself in taking on this endeavor. You may submit this essay by mail or to admissions@lynchburg.edu.
  • Copy of passport
    A photo copy of the front informational page of your passport that shows your biographical data. You may submit this by mail or email to admissions@lynchburg.edu.

An interview with an admissions counselor is strongly recommended, but not required. The interview may be conducted by telephone or Skype. To schedule an appointment, call the Office of Enrollment at 1.434.544.8300, or email admissions@lynchburg.edu.