As a first-time college student, you may be a little confused about the application process, but don’t worry. At Lander University, we make applying to college simple. Below is more information about Lander admissions and the services we offer to help you complete your application, understand the process, and make a successful transition to the University.

All students are encouraged to apply for admission to Lander.  Because student success depends in large part upon readiness, the university reserves admissions to those students who can demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education either through appropriate GPA/standardized test scores (ACT/SAT), or through previous success at another postsecondary institution.


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Freshman applicants will be evaluated on

  • High school course prerequisites (PDF)
  • High school grade point average
  • Class Rank
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores
  • Extracurricular activities and community involvement
  • GED scores (if applicable)


Application Deadlines

Domestic Students

  • Fall Semester – August 1
  • Spring Semester – December 15
  • Summer Semester – May 1

Freshman applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis on the above criteria. This criterion is used to determine the applicant’s probability of success during their freshmen year. Higher class rank and grades may offset lower SAT or ACT scores and higher examination scores may offset lower class rank and grades.


After Application is Complete

When will I receive a decision?

Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a rolling basis. Students typically receive information about their admission status approximately two to three weeks after all materials are received in the Office of Admissions (application, fee, transcripts, and test score).

How do I reserve my space at Lander?

Lander will send a Commit Card, confirming your intent to enroll at Lander, in your acceptance packet.  Students must return the card to the Office of Admissions by May 1.

Whom should I contact if I have a question?

A Lander Admission Counselor is available to assist with questions related to applying and enrolling. To locate your counselor, call 1-888-4LANDER or e-mail


More information

If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-4LANDER or e-mail