International Students

International Students The international student seeking admission must meet the preceding criteria and submit the required documents appropriate to the freshman student or the transfer student (whichever is applicable).

Further, if English is not his/her native language, the international student must submit her/his official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); for admission to the University, a score or 500 or higher is required on the paper-based TOEFL test; 61 or higher on the Internet based TOEFL (IBT) test; or 173 or higher on the computer based TOEFL (CBT) test. A score of 5.5 or higher is required on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. Although admitted to the University, the international student must also enroll in ELI 101 unless the paper-based TOEFL score is 527 or higher; the TOEFL iBT score is 71 or higher; the TOEFL CBT score is 197 or higher; or the IELTS score is 6 or higher.

International students wishing to transfer from other postsecondary institutions who have earned a minimum of 30 college-level credit hours and who meet the aforementioned standards of academic proficiency will not be required to submit scores TOEFL scores or take the TOEFL examination.

Students scoring below the required 500 on the TOEFL, or below the above stated alternative tests, will not be admitted to the university.

The international student will consult the International Student Advisor regarding placement tests, remedial English courses, and academic advising

The international student must furnish evidence demonstrating means of financial support while enrolled at the University. All above documentation must be received and admission granted before issuance of an I-20 form, necessary for obtaining a student visa.

The international student granted admission to Lincoln Memorial University will receive a letter of acceptance; the letter and the I-20 form furnished by the University must be presented to the Consular Officer of the United States to whom the student applies for a student visa. The University will not enroll any student not approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to attend Lincoln Memorial University; the University will not enroll students issued visas for enrollment at other colleges or universities.