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International Applicants

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Students from more than 20 countries around the world consider Lycoming College as their second home. In the same way that studying abroad gives students like you a new perspective and new opportunities, your presence here as an international student brings a new global perspective to our campus and exposes our community to new ways of thinking.

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Why Study at Lycoming?

  • The Princeton Review recognizes us as one of the Best 385 Colleges in the United States, and U.S. News & World Report classifies us as one of the Best Tier 1 National Liberal Arts and Sciences institutions in the country.
  • Founded in 1812, we’re one of the 50 oldest colleges and universities in America.
  • We provide a 21st century liberal arts education that combines traditional classroom learning with practical experiences like internships, research and global study.
  • Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio supports close faculty mentoring and collaboration in the classroom and beyond.
  • Williamsport, PA is less than a 4 hour drive from 5 major cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

1. Apply Online

We will waive the fee for you.

Common Application

Coalition Application

2. Check Your Email and Activate Your Password

After we receive your application, we will email you a Reference Number and User ID. Once you receive these, activate your password. You must do this before you can successfully complete the rest of your application

3. Submit Your Transcripts

All transcripts and certificates must be official and must be translated into English. If you've attended more than one school, request a separate transcript from each school. Transfer students must also submit their college or university transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for an evaluation of coursework. Transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA 17701-5192

4. Submit Your Standardized Test Scores (Optional)

Submitting Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) results is optional, except for international students who will graduate from a U.S. high school. The school code for the SAT is 2372 and 3622 for the ACT.

5. Submit Your English Proficiency Exam Scores

Lycoming requires submission of one of the following assessments: TOEFL IBT (minimum score 70); TOEFL PBT (minimum score 525); IELTS (minimum overall band score 6.0); Pearson English Test -PTE Academic (minimum score 50) or Duolingo English Test - DET (minimum score 100), unless you live in an English-speaking country. Lycoming’s TOEFL school code is 2372. You may also submit the SAT or ACT assessment in lieu of an English proficiency exam.

6. Submit Financial Support Documents

International students planning to attend with an F-1 or J-1 visa will be required to submit proof of financial support. Students must complete and return the Financial Guarantee Form and an official bank statement (translated into English, if necessary) verifying adequate available funds prior to being considered for admission. An I-20 form will not be issued by the Office of Admissions until a verification of funds to cover each year of study has been received, the student has been admitted, and the student has paid their confirmation deposit.

*Recommendation letters are an excellent way to boost your application, but are not required for international applicants.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

International students can qualify for generous, merit-based scholarships based on their academic achievement. Students are automatically considered for these awards at the time of admission and do not need to fill out an additional application. Students should not expect the international scholarship to cover the full cost of attendance.

*Lycoming College does not provide need- based financial aid to international students.

Information for Accepted International Students