Application procedures

Lynn University encourages high school students to apply during the fall semester of their senior year. Applicants should submit the following:

  • Completed application form (www.lynn.edu/applynow). In addition to the Lynn University application, the Common Application is also accepted.
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts indicating all secondary school course work and graduation dates or GED score report.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores. Lynn University’s school code for the SAT is 5437; the school code for the ACT is 0706. Students applying as test optional are not required to submit standardized test scores. (If you're a first-year student and you are home-schooled, then you are required to submit standardized test scores.)
  • Letter of recommendation from a school guidance counselor or teacher. The recommender should comment on the student’s academic performance, determination and motivation.
  • $45 non-refundable application fee. (waived if application is submitted electronically).

Important deadlines

November 15 – Early Action

  • Students who wish to apply early action should complete their application and supporting documents by November 15 and are notified of a decision by December 15.
  • Early action is a non-binding application for first-year students. Students admitted early action are not required to withdraw their applications to other institutions.

December 1 – Spring Semester

  • Students who wish to apply for the spring semester should complete their application and supporting documents by December 1 and are notified of a decision on a rolling basis.
  • Applications completed after December 1 are reviewed on a space available basis.

February 1 – Presidential Scholarship

  • Students who wish to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship should complete their application and supporting documents by February 1. Students are notified by April 15. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolling in the fall semester.

March 1 – Regular Decision

  • Students who wish to apply regular decision should complete their application and supporting documents between November 16 and March 1. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis with notifications sent by March 15.
  • Applications completed after March 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis.

May 1 – Deposit

  • All enrollment deposits are due.


Admitted applicants should submit a deposit to reserve a place in the class. This deposit is credited to the student’s account and is nonrefundable after May 1 for fall semester applicants. Admission to the university is contingent upon a student’s successful graduation from high school. The Office of Admission must receive a final transcript with proof of graduation prior to the start of the semester.