Traditional Undergraduate Admissions

What is involved in the admission process to LBC?

The admissions process starts with a journey of discovery. You need to know – what kind of education will you receive at LBC? What types of majors are offered? Where will you live? What is campus life like? What is the deadline for applying? Choose any of the options here to get the information you’re looking for, and then when you’re ready, apply online.

We’re glad you have selected – or are considering – Lancaster Bible College to guide you on your academic and spiritual journey. LBC offers a premier academic experience in a caring, Christ-centered learning environment. We look forward to getting to know you.

Find out what you’ll need to apply – and then get started!

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Have Admission Questions?

Get answers to basic questions about the admissions process, financial aid, etc.
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Final Steps for Accepted Students

If you have already been accepted to LBC, please check out this link for the final steps to complete your enrollment.
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Attend an Open House

Attending an open house event is a great way to see what it is like when you become a LBC Charger! Friday, July 29, 2022 (in person/on campus)

Schedule a Visit

Our admissions team is excited to welcome any prospective students to visit our campus. Call, text or email us to make the arrangements.

Explore Our 360 Photo Tour

Whether you're waiting for a scheduled visit or unable to travel to campus, the virtual tour is a great way to get an overview of our beautiful campus.

LBC is Test Optional

Due to the safety risk of large gatherings and the cancellation of many assessment tests, Lancaster Bible College is adopting a test-optional policy for students applying for admission to the first-year undergraduate class in the 2021-22 admissions cycle.

Students who are unable to or choose not to submit SAT, ACT or CLT scores this year will not be at a disadvantage in our consideration of their applications. For purposes other than admission, standardized tests may be required. Scores may be submitted after students have received admission and prior to enrollment.

Submission of standardized test scores are strongly recommended for students who need scores to determine placement and proficiency in Math and English prior to admission to the college, as well as for students who are seeking academic-based scholarships. We will continue to consider SAT, ACT and CLT scores as part of the application of students who choose to submit them and will accept self-reported scores for purposes of assessing an application.

For additional information, please contact the Admissions Office at 717.560.8271 or email us at

Application Deadline

A rolling admission with “soft” deadlines. Students can apply and be accepted at any time prior to the beginning of the semester, including their junior year, but they must meet certain deadlines. Listed below are dates by which applications and all required documentation must be submitted in order to receive equal consideration with other applicants. Early Action candidates are given priority consideration for LBC’s academic and need-based scholarships, and federal and state aid, as they indicate their self-leadership and serious consideration of LBC to those reviewing their file.

  • Early Action Apply prior to Dec. 1 and complete before Dec. 15
  • Regular Decision Apply and complete prior to March 30
  • Extended Decision Apply after March 30 and complete prior to the start of the fall semester

Looking to Transfer?

Are you looking to transfer your college credits to LBC? As a transfer student, let us help you to get started.

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International Students

We welcome international students to come, study and live on our Lancaster, Pennsylvania campus.

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Dual Enrollment Program

We call our dual enrollment program, JumpStart. If you are a high school junior or senior, come take one tuition-free course each fall and spring semester to give you a jump start on your college education.

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Homeschooled Students

Homeschoolers are a welcomed part of our LBC student body – in fact, currently 15% of our enrolled students have a homeschooling background! Let us tell you a little more.

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