Each August, students who have attended another college or university are admitted with advanced standing. Candidates for transfer admission must meet the high school subject matter requirements prescribed for incoming first-year students, and are required to have at least one year of full-time study (a minimum of 24 credits completed prior to time of enrollment at Lehigh) at another institution. Exceptions to fulfilling high school requirements will be granted following the review of a college level transcript. The academic performance at the college level is the primary focus when giving consideration to admission.
Candidates who have been dropped for poor scholarship, who are not in good standing, or who have been released for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for admission.
Each candidate must submit an official transcript and course descriptions from each institution attended. An admissions decision cannot be made without this information. Applicants for the fall semester should have their application submitted by March 1. Information regarding transfer applications may be found at www.lehigh.edu/tapply. Each application must be accompanied by an application fee of $70.
Students are encouraged to take an active role in seeing that the various components of their admission application have arrived at the university. Students will be notified by the Office of the Registrar as to the total credits Lehigh will grant to the student in advanced standing.
Every effort is made to accommodate transfer student housing needs. All students are required to live on-campus through the end of the sophomore year. Contact the Office of Residential Services, Rathbone Hall, Lehigh University, 63 University Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or call (610) 758-3500. This office also can provide information about off-campus housing. Fraternities and sororities often have room for members or boarders. Information on this option may be obtained through the Assistant Dean for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.