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Undergraduate Admissions

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If you're ready to step up and challenge yourself in an environment where your passion for discovery meets endless possibilities, it's time to apply to Lehigh.

Lehigh accepts the Common Application, so please follow the procedures on the Common Application Website to complete your application. To see all of our requirements and forms, visit the Application Requirements page. To submit any additional or missing documents please utilize the LU FileSender. If you are running into any issues or have questions please check our FAQs first and then reach out to the Office of Admissions at admissions@lehigh.edu or 610-758-3100.

Once your application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you designated on your common application within one week. If it has been more than seven business days since you submitted your application and you have not received a confirmation email, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-3100. In your email, please include your full name, address and date of birth you provided in your application.


START EARLY: Give yourself ample time to get through the college selection and application process. A great time to begin is spring of your junior year of high school, although some students start sooner. Make a short list of colleges where you plan to apply and take time to visit each college to determine the right fit for you. Ideally, start early enough to allow yourself time to reflect on the application and put your best foot forward.

CHECK APPLICATION FOR ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS: Common errors such as typos or incomplete information can make or break your opportunity. Before you submit your application, be sure to review it carefully. Don't depend solely on spell-check—be sure you proofread the application to avoid careless mistakes. Many colleges offer an online checklist for students to check the status of their application and ensure that all required items have been submitted. Take charge of the process and actively keep track of your application.

KEEP COPIES OF WHAT YOU SUBMIT: Even in this technologically connected world, items can get misplaced. If you apply to eight schools, you should have copies of all eight applications. In addition, with the increase of online applications, be sure you get a confirmation of your submission. This way, if a college or university says that they did not receive your application, you can resend proof.

BE AWARE OF DEADLINES: What are the deadlines for early decision vs. regular decision? What are the deadlines for applying for financial aid? Meeting deadlines is so critical that you should consider submitting your application days or even weeks before the due date. Ultimately, being organized can make the difference between your application being seriously considered or not.


FIRST, SAVE THAT CONFIRMATION EMAIL! Once your application is submitted, a confirmation email will be sent within one week to the email address you designated on your common application.  This email contains an invitation code to access our applicant portal. If you have submitted your application, and it has been more than seven business days and you have not received an email, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-3100. Please provide your full name, address and date of birth you provided to us on your application.

NEXT, ACCESS THE APPLICANT PORTAL. Visit the portal to make sure we are not missing any of your documents. If we are, submit those forms through the LU FileSender. We do not accept missing documents attached to an email. Please note that, due to the significant surge in applications and materials from December 25 to January 8, it may take 5-7 days for items to appear as received on your checklist.

LOOK FOR EMAILS, LETTERS, AND PORTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS! We send important information regarding applications for admissions and financial aid, from incomplete notifications to final decisions. If we extend an offer for you to join the Lehigh community, it will include instructions for accessing the Admitted Student Portal where a student can pay their deposit, see upcoming events and more.


As with any process, you might find you have some questions along the way. Check out our FAQs for a few answers before giving the Office of Admissions a call.

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Every student has a different story to tell, and no two application processes are alike. To find what you'll need to apply to Lehigh, use the admissions requirements filter >


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Decision OptionsApplication DeadlineDecision Date
Early Decision INovember 15Mid December
Early Decision IIJanuary 1 Mid February
Regular DecisionJanuary 1Late March
7-year BA/DMD-Bio-Dental and 7-year Optometry ProgramsJanuary 1Early April
Transfer Student Fall EnrollmentMarch 1Late March


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