Candidates for admission to any semester of the 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years are not required to take either the SAT or the ACT. Those who opt to take standardized testing do not need to sit for the writing component of either exam. Official test results should be sent directly to Lehigh through the College Board (CEEB code 2365) or ACT (ACT code 3612). In special circumstances, where the cost of sending test scores presents a financial hardship to the student or their family, students can self-report scores on the Common Application or Coalition Application or have their counselor submit unofficial scores. However, if a student requests the Office of Admission consider their self-reported test scores and the student is admitted, official scores must be sent from the testing agency prior to matriculation. The most up-to-date information on requirements can be found on the Lehigh Admissions website: www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/apply.
Lehigh additionally requires the results from an English proficiency assessment for applicants whose first language is not English 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 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 or 110 on Duolingo. Students whose scores are lower than Lehigh’s minimums are still considered for admission but may be required to take additional English courses during their first-year and/or during the summer semester prior to fall matriculation. SAT, SAT Subject Test, and ACT results cannot be used to meet the English proficiency requirement. The most up-to-date information on requirements for non-US citizens can be found on the Lehigh Admissions website: www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/intl