Frequently Asked Questions
- When should I apply?
- What are the minimum academic requirements for admission?
- What is the typical processing time?
- What is a completed application?
- Do I need to wait for my SAT scores before I can apply?
- What is Lock Haven's code for the SAT?
- Is there an application fee?
- Where is the Office of Admission located?
- When will I receive a schedule?
LHU is on rolling admissions, which means that we accept applications until our classes are full. However, it is highly recommended to apply prior to January 1st to ensure plenty of time to complete the application process. Save $15.00 on the application fee by APPLYING ONLINE.
Exception: Nursing applicants should have a completed application submitted by the beginning of December in order to be eligible for review and testing. The Nursing Department selects a class of 50 and only accepts for the Fall semester.
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 required. A high school curriculum that is college preparatory in nature preferably 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.
A completed Clearfield Campus application usually processes within 2-3 weeks.
Exception: Nursing applications should allow 6-8 weeks and are reviewed first by Admissions for university requirements and then forwarded to nursing for review of their admission requirements.
A completed application consists of the application plus fee, official high school transcript, official SAT/ACT scores, if applicable, received on the H.S. transcript or from the College Board, and official transcripts from all post-secondary college, university or technical schools. A resume of experiences since leaving high school may also be required in some instances.
No. It is best to apply as early as possible. Once your SAT scores arrive, a review of your application file will be made and you will be notified by mail. If you use the code on the SAT, scores will be automatically sent to LHU; upon receipt, your completed file will be reviewed. LHU continues to consider scores from either the new or the old SAT exam.
LHU's code number is 2654. Listing LHU's code on your SAT registration form will allow us to receive an official copy of your SAT scores directly from the College Board. You can also send your SAT scores from the College Board Website.
For the online application the $25.00 application fee must be paid with a credit card at the time the application is submitted. If a student completes the paper application, the application fee is $40.00 (check or money order recommended) and must accompany the application.
The Office of Admissions is located on the first floor of Founders Hall. Park in visitor parking on the left of the building and enter through the double glass doors. Parking passes are not required. When entering the building through the front the Office of Admissions/Main Office is located on the immediate right of the doors.
All first time LHU students will have a schedule completed for them by the Clearfield Campus Admissions Office. When designing a schedule, the Assistant Director of Clearfield Campus will consider courses required for your major and courses with openings. You will be able to drop/add to suit your needs during the first week of classes. If you would like to discuss your schedule, contact Valerie Dixon.
Lock Haven University's code number for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is 003323. Apply for the FASFA Online.