Admission to Lee University is based on the completion of an official application and evidence that you possess the qualities needed for satisfactory achievement in terms of character, ability, academic foundation, purpose, and personality. The university admits students regardless of race, color, national origin, religious preference, or disability. To be eligible for admission, you must have received a diploma from an approved high school or a passing score on a GED test. Acceptance is based upon discernible qualities and potential without reference to any perceived notion of an ideal class.

Admission Procedures

Application forms are mailed upon request to all prospective students. Students can also apply online. All students expecting to enroll at Lee University for the first time must submit the following:

  1. A Lee University admissions application.
  2. An official high school transcript mailed directly from the high school. Students must obtain a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Students must also receive a composite score of a 17 or above on the ACT, or an SAT total score of  900 or above. The SAT total score used is based on tests taken in March 2016 or later. For tests taken prior to March 2016, we will use SAT concordance tables to determine admissions eligibility. Students transferring with more than 15 semester hours are not required to provide a high school transcript.
  3. An official test score report from ACT or College Board (SAT). Transfer students having fewer than 16 semester hours are required to submit ACT or SAT test scores. The ACT or SAT should be taken on a national test date. Exceptions to this policy should be forwarded to the Director of Admissions for consideration. To be eligible for Academic Scholarships, ACT or SAT exams must be taken on a national test date.
  4. An application fee of $25 (non-refundable, non-transferable). The application fee may be applied to the account of the student for a period of two semesters following the date of payment.
  5. Any applicant born after January 1, 1957, must provide documented proof of receiving two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations after 12 months of age (collected after acceptance). Also required for admission is documentation of having received 2 varicella vaccinations or medical documentation of immunity to chickenpox.
  6. A Residential Life application and housing deposit of $200 are required before a student will be assigned on-campus housing; however, they are not required for general admission to the university. This deposit is fully refundable up to thirty days before registration. Rooms are not assigned until a student has been officially accepted to the university.

When the above requirements have been fulfilled, a student will be notified of his/her acceptance or rejection by the Office of Admissions. The university may refuse admission and registration to students or may admit them on Academic Probation, limiting the number of credit hours allowed during the first semester. Admissions policies are reviewed annually by the Admissions Committee.

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