International Admissions


LHU or as we like to call it "The Haven" offers a safe and nurturing environment for international students who want to obtain a rigorous American style, comprehensive education.

  • Lock Haven University offers over 60 undergraduate programs to choose from.
  • LHU boasts a long and proud history of international involvements since 1974.
  • The University represents “home” for many international students studying for either a semester or a 4-year degree.
  • At any one time there are more than 100 international students from almost 40 countries on our campus.

Be sure to check out the Center for Global Engagement to see what our current international and exchange students are doing. 

All accepted international students are eligible for tuition waiver scholarships. 

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman - June 1 Freshman - November 1
Transfer - June 15 Transfer - November 15

Please read this information carefully and submit all necessary materials via email to or mail directly to:

Lock Haven University
Office of Admissions
401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA


Carefully complete the online application. This information is used to create a permanent record for each student. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 (twenty five dollars U.S.) must be paid with a credit card at the time the online application is submitted.

  • No action will be taken on your application until this fee is received by the Office of Admissions.
  • Students should apply and submit all required documents at least three months prior to the intended enrollment date.
  • Send a copy of the information page of your valid passport.  


All students applying for admission to Lock Haven University with transcripts from a non-U.S. institution are required to submit an official educational credential evaluation of transcripts, academic records, diplomas, national examination results, certificates or degrees received from all secondary, post-secondary, university and/or professional schools. 

We recommend either of the following companies:

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)

  • Submission of high school diploma, choose: Document-by-Document evaluation
  • Submission of a transcript from an institution of higher education from abroad, choose: Course-by-Course evaluation

International Education Research Foundation

  • Submission of high school diploma, choose: Advisory General Report
  • Submission of a transcript from an institution of higher education from abroad, choose: Advisory Detail Report with Course Level Identification

Educational Credential Evaluators

  • Submission of high school diploma, choose: General
  • Submission of a transcript from an institution of higher education from abroad, choose: Course-by-Course

To be considered "official," the evaluation must be sent directly to Lock Haven University from the company that completed the evaluation.


International applicants must submit at least one official exam score report.  To be considered "official," the scores must be sent directly from the sending institution (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

International students currently enrolled in a U.S. institution may not need to submit a language exam if they have successfully completed more than one semester of for-credit academic study.

Applicants from the following countries do not need to submit a English proficiency exam score: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom  (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), and U.S. Pacific Trust.

TOEFL 197 (computer-based)
70 (internet-based)
525 (paper-based)
Pearson: PTE Academic 46
Cambridge English (CPE) First B2, Advanced C1, Proficiency C3 - Cambridge English score of 160 or higher
SAT Combined total score of 980, with at least 500 on the Evidence-based Reading and Writing section
ACT Composite of 20 with individual English and reading scores at or above 20
GTEC 1125
Duolingo 50


International applicants must submit a copy of their biographic page on their passport. If a student is already in the United States on a visa, a copy of the current visa should be submitted. Please send a copy to


  • Application for admission
    • Application fee ($25)
  • An official educational credential evaluation of transcript(s)
  • English proficiency exam report
  • Copy of passport

If you have questions or would like to talk to an Admissions Counselor directly, please complete the form below.  Someone will reply shortly.

 Contact Us!

Admissions Office

401 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA
(570) 484-2027

Office Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday

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