Hi I'm currently in 12th grade and I'm from India, looking for universities such as Lehigh , colgate , Vassar and these sort of universities which not only provides good financial aid but are also great . My intended major for undergraduate is pre medical or biological sciences, so what to I need to get into these universities and maximize my chances ,(gpa , sat, sat subject tests for my intended major , ap , extracurriculars, ielts score and all that stuf). Please cover all details in depth, each and every aspect so that I have a great chance of getting in .
This is a detailed list of everything you need to submit to Lehigh as an International Student. You can easily look up the admissions requirements for the other schools you are interested in. Good luck and regards.
English Proficiency Requirement
Lehigh requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Results from an English proficiency assessment must be submitted unless the applicant’s first language is English, or the last two full years (not including current year of study) of completed formal instruction have been in English. The TOEFL and IELTS are preferred, however TOEFL ITP Plus – CEFR C-1 level (for students in China until TOEFL iBT testing resumes) and Duolingo English Test will be considered if those exams are not available to the student. Scores must be submitted directly from the testing/assessment agency and the most competitive candidates score above a 90 on the TOEFL, 7.0 on the IELTS, 627 (CEFR C1 level) on the TOEFL ITP-Plus, or 110 on Duolingo. SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT results cannot be used to meet the English proficiency requirement.
Lehigh University's Certificate of Finances form (PDF)
All non-U.S. citizens are required to submit the Lehigh University Certificate of Finances form filled out for all intended years of undergraduate enrollment and to submit it by the application deadline to LUinternational@lehigh.edu or through the LU FileSender. To be considered for need based financial aid, you must also submit the CSS Profile by the appropriate admissions application deadline.
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
If you have financial need, you must complete and submit this form to be considered for aid. If you are unable to submit the CSS Profile electronically, please reach out to our office at LUinternational@lehigh.edu. Due to limited funding for non-citizens, Lehigh is need-aware in the admissions process.
Common Application or Coalition Application with Lehigh Questions and Writing Supplement
Electronic submission through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website is required.
Recommendations and Reports
School Report (including counselor recommendation) and Official High School Transcript
Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website is accepted and encouraged. In special circumstances, high schools may submit transcripts through the LU FileSender.
Teacher Recommendation (one)
Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website is accepted and encouraged.
Mid-year School Report and Transcript
Please ask your school to submit this once the first semester, second quarter or second trimester is completed.
Final School Report and Transcript
Please submit after graduation. Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code. Send final school reports and transcripts to the Enrollment Services Center, 218 West Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015. If a student submits a fraudulent transcript, the Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission and withdraw the original application for admission at any time. Validation of a student's final official transcript will be coordinated with the office of financial aid.
If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the admissions office will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. The admissions office may request a copy of the student's diploma at any point in the admission process to verification process. If a diploma is determined invalid, a GED will be required for admission consideration.
$70 Application Fee
Electronic payment through the Common Application website or Coalition Application website is required.
Official SAT or ACT scores - Optional
Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year. With the exception of prospective student-athletes and applicants to the accelerated program with SUNY Optometry, first-year and transfer applicants for the fall 2021 semester can choose whether or not to submit SAT/ACT test scores for consideration.
For students choosing to report scores, Lehigh accepts self-reported scores via the Common Application, Coalition Application or an email. However, official SAT or ACT scores ultimately must be submitted directly from the College Board or ACT prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which the student will enroll. Any discrepancy of any size may be cause to reverse admission.
SAT Subject Tests are not required for admissions, but are recommended as college credit may be awarded for scores of 700 or higher. Please read the Advanced Placement section of the course catalog at www.lehigh.edu/catalog for more details.
The highest section scores across test dates, whether a superscored SAT or superscored ACT, submitted to Lehigh will be considered. We do not prefer one exam over the other. Results from the current redesigned SAT and/or the old SAT will be accepted; we will consider only the highest testing results reported from one version of the test, not by combining sections across both versions.
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