Lock Haven University



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How to Apply:

1 . Online Application 

Start your application by creating a new account. As a first-year student you should choose “First-Year Applicant” when prompted.

We reccomend using a personal email address rather than a school-issued account when possible.

Be sure to apply by December 15 of your senior year to guarantee scholarship eligibility

$35 Application Fee waivers available for students receiving free or reduced lunch, NACAC waivers, school counselor referral, or by visiting campus. Please contact your admissions counselor directly with any questions.


2 .  Submit Transcripts 

We can review your application using unofficial transcripts but will need an official copy sent directly from your high school in order for it to be considered official. 

Ask your guidance office to send us an official paper or electronic copy of your high school transcript.

Paper transcripts can be sent to:
Lock Haven Admissions 
401 N. Fairview Street 
Lock Haven, PA 17745 

Electronic transcripts can be sent through Parchment,Naviance or other electronic service available through most school districts. Your school counselor can also fax or email us an official transcript.

Email: transcripts@commonwealthu.edu

3 .  Submit SAT/ACT/AP Scores*

Note: Lock Haven is test-optional*

*SAT or ACT test scores are still required the Accelerated (3+2) Physician Assistant program - those seeking admission to this program will need to apply and be admitted to the Health Science: Pre-Physician Assistant track before November 1st to be considered for the accelerated pathway.
**Nursing applicants are required to submit a TEAS exam score - deadlines listed on the Nursing department webpage.

An SAT or ACT test will not be required to complete your application. All applicants who submit a high school transcript will receive full consideration for admission and scholarships.

Applicants will not be penalized or otherwise disadvantaged if they do not submit and standardized test score with their admissions application. When reviewing applications for competitive programs, we will consider the rigor of the courses taken, including AP, honors, and dual enrollment course work.

Scores should be sent directly through College Board but can also be sent directly from your school counselor to our office via email or printed directly on your transcript. 

4 . Check Your Status 

You can check your admission status by logging in to your personalized Application Portal using the personal email address and password created when you originally applied. This portal allows you to upload materials, register for events, connect with your admissions counselor, and view your financial aid once available. 


Have questions?
Contact your admissions counselor or give us a call at (570) 484-2027. 

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