International Transfer Students



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 50 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 that range from $4,500 to $10,000 USD per year. To apply, you must complete the requirements below and be accepted.  

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
10 Susquehanna Avenue
Lock Haven, PA 17745 USA


Carefully complete the online application

  • No action will be taken on your application until this fee is received by the Office of Admissions.  While completing the application you will be asked to provide:
    • Copy of Passport: 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.  If submitted after submitting your application has been submitted, please send a copy to


Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary, university and/or professional schools.

For university coursework completed outside the United States:

An official course-by-course evaluation is required.  We recommend either of the following companies:

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)

  • Submission of a transcript from an institution of higher education from abroad choose:
    • Course-by-Course evaluation

International Education Research Foundation

  • 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 a transcript from an institution of higher education from abroad choose:
    • Course-by-Course

Unofficial documents can be submitted during the application process for students submitting documents from institutions outside of the Untied States. If submitted after submitting the application, please send a copy to

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

For university coursework completed in the United States:
Official transcripts are required.  Below is our easy-to-use course equivalency table which allows students to view courses that have already transferred to Lock Haven University from other colleges and universities.

Credit Evaluation:
Your credits will be evaluated during the application process. If you prefer to have your credits evaluated prior to applying, Submit your request online.

To receive a timely admission decision, please be sure to request to have official transcripts from institutions in the United States from all post-secondary college/universities sent directly to the Office of Admissions at Lock Haven University.

Unofficial documents can be submitted during the application process. If submitted after submitting your application, please send a copy to


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)
8-9.5 (essentials)
DI Code: 2654
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 95
iTEP 3.7
Oxford Test of English (OTE) 111


  • Application for admission
    • Application fee ($25)
    • Copy of passport
  • Official academic transcript(s)
  • English proficiency exam report (check requirements above) 

 Contact Us!

Admissions Office

10 Susquehanna Avenue, Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 484-2027

Office Hours

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

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