For first time college applicants, there are several ways for you to apply to Lyndon for either the spring or fall semesters. We have rolling admissions, so you can apply throughout the year and will be notified of your admissions decision soon after your file is completed. You have the ability to view your application status right online.
Lyndon State College also accepts the Common Application. There is a $40 fee associated which you need to pay by credit card (or fee waiver). There is no preference on how you apply. Please, use whichever application is most convenient for you, though we do encourage you to apply online!
*Please be sure to include your Social Security Number on the application. Failure to provide this information may limit your ability to access your account on-line.
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Paper Application/Readmissions/Reapplication/Graduate Program
Application fee: The fee for submitting the application online/paper is $40.
Here’s what you’ll need to supply to complete the application process at Lyndon.
- Complete and submit the application.
- Application Fee: $40
- Submit your official transcript(s) to us*. We can also accept it through Docufide.
- Submit 1-2 letters of recommendation that speak to your academic and social preparedness.
- SAT/ACT test scores
- Personal Essay: Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
*In most cases, we base our admissions decisions on all work completed through the end of the junior year. We may determine that we would like further evidence of your academic preparedness, in which case we may request senior year grades. For GED students, we must have copies of all high school transcripts of academic work completed prior to leaving high school, as well as an official transcript of your GED.
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of mathematics (algebra II recommended for all applicants*)
- 3-4 years of social science
- 3-4 years of science
- 2 years of foreign language (recommended but not required)
* Atmospheric Sciences applicants who will not have completed precalc and physics by the end of their senior year of high school should be prepared to add a fifth year to their degree track.
A Challenging High School Program
Advanced Placement (AP), college prep, and honors courses are desired but not required; however, they can strengthen your application. A score of 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement examination will be considered for college credit.
Evidence of Leadership
Participation in extracurricular activities such as community service, athletics (captain or co-captain), clubs, organizations, church groups, civic groups, etc., can strengthen your application.
Each Student is Unique
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be admitted on a case by case basis. Each student is unique, therefore we look carefully at all the information provided to us. There are many circumstances that can affect academic performance. If you have extraordinary circumstances, please let us know and we will take this information into consideration when we decide on your admissibility.
Home-schooled applicants who do not have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must provide proof of high school graduation.
Acceptable proofs of graduation:
- Official General Education Development (GED) scores, or
- A Certificate of Completion if a home study program is recognized by your home state, or submit evidence of annual approval of your program as required within your home state (an official transcript of any course work taken at a local high school is also required), or
- High School Diploma (some home schooled students receive a diploma from their area secondary school)
Home-schooled transfer students who hold an associate’s or bachelor’s degree must present the following:
- Transcript showing degree received
- Documentation indicating that you have met all entrance requirements.
- No proof of high school graduation is required.
- One letter of recommendation is required. This letter must be from someone other than a family member.