New Student Frequently Asked Questions
The first step is to file your FAFSA! This unlocks potential grants, scholarships, and awards through the state and federal government.
- To file a FAFSA online, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
- CU - Lock Haven’s school code is 003323
- Students and parents are strongly urged to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing
- Based on the 2022 federal income tax year
- The Pennsylvania State Grant deadline is May 1, 2024
The Office of Financial Aid is open and available to assist students:
In person: Ulmer Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 am-4 pm (Service window located at
By phone: 570-484-2424
By email: email@example.com
We require that students attend orientation...yes, it is mandatory. It is mandatory because national research shows that participation in orientation is one of the best ways to support college success. Every decision we make as an institution is driven by just that. What is best for our students.
Save the Date for Summer 2024!
July 10th** (Transfer Students)
ZeeMee is the place to be! Think of it as a group chat with new classmates. This is a great place to connect with other incoming students and forming connections before you even step onto campus!
All new students will schedule Fall courses with their faculty members during New Student Orientation.
All new students are assigned a faculty member as their Academic Advisor. Departments will begin assigning advisor assignments in June; however, if you do not have an advisor assigned and have questions on your classes or major, you can contact your department chair for assistance.
You’ll create a housing profile, sign your housing contract, choose a roommate or suitemate (unless you prefer a single), and select a room through Housing & Dining Self-Service.
In the meantime, explore our housing options online by watching our virtual housing tours!
New Student Move-in will be held the weekend before classes begin. Please refer to your email for specific instructions on dates/times for your hall over the summer.
Incoming students are required to submit a medical history form to Glennon Health Services before courses begin.
It is strongly recommended for students to be covered by insurance while enrolled at LHU. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of their insurance coverage should it become necessary for laboratory testing or x-rays to be done. Contact insurance provider prior to enrollment at LHU especially if the student has "out of network" insurance.
Please refer to Glennon's FAQ page for a complete listing of available services.
From fashion, poetry, pre-med, and fitness to competitive sports, the outdoors, gender and women’s issues, government and policy, community outreach, and spiritual and faith-based groups, (phew!) the options are endless at The Haven! In fact, LHU has over 100 clubs and organizations with members just waiting for you to get involved.
Each semester LHU hosts a club fair where you can peruse the many options available for connecting with like-minded people and enjoying your favorite pastime or, you can stop by the Student Activities Office any time of the year to find out how to get involved.
Congratulations on starting your collegiate career early!
AP Scores: Students will need to request to have their score report be sent to Lock Haven University through their College Board account. If the score is a 3 or higher, the Registrar's Office will apply credit to your record.
Dual Enrollment/Early College: Students who have enrolled in college courses while still enrolled in high school will need to request a transcript be sent from the college or university in which the course was taken through.
Yes! We will need a final official transcript from your high school or previous university.
First-Year Students will need to request a copy of their transcript (that shows date of graduation) from their high school counselor before and have it sent to the Office of Admissions before their class schedule will be created.
Transfer students will need to request an official copy of their transcript from each university attended be sent directly to the Office of Admissions before any transfer credits are applied and a class schedule is created.
Note: In order for it to be considered an official transcript, it must come directly from the school/university in which you attended or in a sealed envelope mailed to our office.
We accept electronic submissions as well as physical copies.
Commonwealth U - Lock Haven
Office of Admissions
10 Susquehanna Ave.
Lock Haven, PA 17745
We offer 12 different meal plan options that include dining locations all across campus with a range of menus and offerings. You'll get guaranteed value, whether you eat on campus three times a week or three times a day.
You will select your meal plan choice while completing your Housing/Dining application starting in April.
More than 40% of students enter college unsure if their intended major is the right choice.
To request a major change, contact your admissions counselor via email.
Absolutely! Parking passes can be purchased through the LHU Public Safety Department.
Student Parking Fee Structure:
Commuter Students Living Outside Perimeter - $40
Clearfield Students - $40
Resident Students with 30 or More Credits - $40
Resident Students with 29 or Less Credits - $80
Commuter Students Living Inside the Perimeter - $80
Parking permits will go on sale in August.