Admissions FAQs


Is there an application deadline?

Yes. The college has rolling admission, but there are benefits to meeting the application deadlines.

  • December 1 – Early Action (first consideration for scholarships)
  • March 31 – Regular Decision
  • After March 31 – Extended Decision
How long does it take to process an application?

About one day.

When will the acceptance letter be mailed?

Shortly after the file is processed.

Is there an application fee?


  • $25 per traditional application
  • $15 for re-admit application
What is the average fall enrollment?

250 students

What credentials must be submitted to properly complete an application file?
  • Application & autobiography
  • Application fee (unless waived by counselor)
  • Student Profile
  • Official high school transcripts (sent from school unopened)
  • Spiritual Life reference
  • (optional) SAT/ACT/CLT scores OR official college transcripts (sent from school unopened)
Does the college require a minimum SAT/ACT/CLT score for admittance?

It’s optional and not needed for acceptance to the college but students who chose to submit test scores are eligible to be considered for additional academic scholarship.

Are the following required for admission?

Interview – Not always, but some students may be asked to come in for an interview. Also, an interview may take the place of an autobiography if desired.

Reference – Yes. Spiritual Life reference

Autobiographical Essay – Yes. An autobiography must be submitted with your application. It should cover your family/home/schooling background, salvation experience, church/school involvement/Christian service, and why you’d like to attend LBC.

Must a physical examination be submitted prior to starting classes?

Yes. All full-time undergraduate students are required to have their health record, physical examination and vaccination record on file in the Health Services Office.
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Are high school honors courses weighted in favor of the grade point average?

Yes. If a school provides a weighted GPA on a high school transcript, we will use the weighted number for both admission and financial aid purposes.

What is the minimum GPA required?

You must have 3.0 high school and/or college GPA. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be subject to review by our academic standards committee.

Will the college accept a General Education Diploma (GED)?


Will the college honor a home school major or a diploma from an unaccredited private high school?

Yes. The majors must be in accordance with state laws. A home school evaluation must be signed by a home school evaluator.

How will the college evaluate or use two or more sets of SAT/ACT scores?

We will Superscore your results. In other words, test scores from different test days will be combined to create a “highest” score. For example, if you get a 520 in Math and a 450 in Reading your first test, but a 470 in Math and a 490 in Reading on your second test, your overall Superscore would be 1010 (520 + 490).

Does the college offer an Early Admissions Program?

Yes. Students must apply by December 1. File must be completed before December 15 for full consideration of scholarships.

What are the transfer admission requirements?

We must receive OFFICIAL FINAL transcripts from an accredited or verified non-accredited post-secondary institution showing that you received a grade of “C-” or better for the course to count towards your degree at LBC. It also must fit into your desired major at LBC.

Learn more about transferring to LBC

Is admission open to students any semester?

Fall or spring semesters only. No new summer or winter matriculating students.

Financial Aid

What is Lancaster Bible College’s federal school code for the FAFSA?


Do I need to wait to be accepted before completing the FAFSA?

No, please complete the FAFSA as early as possibly to ensure you meet state grant deadline dates.

Will my financial aid and scholarships renew each year?

You must complete the FAFSA every academic year. Institutional scholarships may or may not renew depending on your GPA and other factors. Please refer to your scholarship award letter you received for specific instructions or to our website.

What is verification?

Verification is simply a process of documenting your FAFSA data. If you are selected for verification, you cannot receive any of your federal aid until verification is complete.

What is the difference between a Federal Subsidized Direct Loan and a Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan?

Subsidized loans mean that the principal and interest is completely deferred while students are enrolled in college at least half-time. Unsubsidized loans mean that the principal is deferred but NOT the interest. Interest is accruing during the in-school period. We highly recommend making interest payments to your federal loan servicer while in school. Otherwise the interest will be capitalized upon repayment.

My financial aid did not cover my entire school bill. What other options do I have?

Parents of dependent students may want to consider a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan. For more information go to There are also private educational alternative loans. For more information go to An interest-free payment plan can also be set up with our Solution Center.

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