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Applications are easy and free!

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 admission to those students who can demonstrate adequate preparation for higher education either through appropriate GPA or through previous success at another postsecondary institution.





How to apply as a Freshman

  • Create an account and complete the online application
  • Submit your official high school transcript
  • Submit your official SAT or ACT scores (test optional)
    (SAT code: 5363 / ACT code: 3860)
  • Recommendations are accepted, but not required
  • Lander accepts Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International and Dual Enrollment credit. Please note that an official score report for AP or IB credit or a transcript from the college awarding dual enrollment credit must be submitted for credit. For veterans/active military: Lander accepts American Council on Education (ACE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) credits.
  • Official GED scores from testing center and GED Certificate (if applicable)

Freshman applicants will be evaluated on:

  • High school course prerequisites (PDF)
  • High school grade point average
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores (test optional; required for Lander academic scholarships)
  • GED scores (if applicable)

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.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students

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

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, transcripts, and optional test score).

How do I reserve my space at Lander?

Lander will send an online commit form via email. By completing this form, you are confirming your intent to enroll at Lander. Students can also commit by emailing or calling the Office of Admissions at 1.888.4LANDER. All accepted students who have committed and are registered for housing by May 1 are guaranteed housing.

How do I appeal my admissions decision?

All new students can appeal their admissions decisions to the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Dr. Todd Gambill. Students can contact him at or (864) 388-8183.

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

Contact Us

Find your counselor based on your location.

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