applying to LHU
freshman admission requirements
Lock Haven University requires the following for admission as a first-time freshmen student:
High School Curriculum
A high school curriculum that includes college preparatory courses in English, social studies, math and science. Two years of foreign language are preferred but not mandatory. A high school curriculum that is college preparatory in nature does not include technical, vocational or applied courses. An acceptable college preparatory curriculum includes academic courses that are specifically geared toward preparing a student for college. Although Honors or Advanced Placement (AP) courses are not required for admission, they do carry extra weight in the application review process.
Recommended High School Curriculum
|Algebra & Higher Math
||3 units (2 with labs)
|Foreign Language or Academic Electives
Advance Placement (AP) Credit Awarding Policy
To be considered for admission, a student needs to demonstrate academic achievement in the classroom. The Admissions Office will look closely at a student's academic performance in core subject areas throughout his/her high school career. First marking period grades from the senior year may also be requested.
A student's high school rank and GPA will be highly considered in the application review process.
Standardized test scores are evaluated after curriculum and grades have been closely reviewed but are not used as the only criteria for admission. The Office of Admissions considers only the critical reasoning (verbal) and math scores. The writing score will not be used in the admissions decision process.
SAT and ACT test scores take at least four weeks to arrive in the Office of Admissions following the exam date. An additional week must be allowed for posting and review of scores.
Students who graduated from high school three or more years prior to applying for admission are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores.
It is not required that a student be involved in extracurricular activities, but the Admissions Office does look favorably upon students who have been active in clubs, organizations and athletics throughout high school.
When To Apply for Admission
The Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions basis. Students are encouraged to apply for admission in the fall of their senior year. Typically, decisions are rendered within
10-12 business days after their application and all required documents are received by the Admissions Office. During our peak application times (November-January), the process may take longer.
How To Apply for Admission
To apply for admission, submit the following documents:
- Application for Admission (apply online or submit a paper application).
- $25 application fee (for online application) $40 application fee (for paper application).
- An official copy of your high school transcript (faxed copies are not official) and grading scale from your guidance office.
- SAT/ACT scores—Scores reported on high school transcripts or received directly from the College Board or ACT are considered to be official.
- A personal essay and recommendation letters are not required but can be helpful for the admission staff to accurately evaluate an applicant. Help us get to know the real you! If you choose to write a personal statement, you may select the topic and email the final draft to: admissions@LHUP.edu
*Note: All offers of admission are contingent upon successfully completing the requirements for a high school diploma or a general education diploma (GED). Students offered admission must provide a final high school transcript or official GED report prior to matriculating.