Why Lebanon Valley College?

Lebanon Valley College is ranked #2 on the “Great Schools, Great Prices,” list in its category “Regional Universities-North,” by U.S. News & World Report. We are located 20 minutes from Hershey, Pennsylvania, home to the famous Hershey Chocolate Factory and Theme Park, as well as strategically located between the three major cities of New York City (3 hours), Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours), and Philadelphia (1.5 hours). Lebanon Valley College is also just a 30-minute drive from Pennsylvania’s state Capitol, Harrisburg, where an international airport and train station make transportation easy and accessible.

International students will receive broad and challenging curricular offerings in a culture that is warm, respectful, and supportive. Our professors focus on teaching and involving their students in collaborative research and other immersive learning opportunities. We do not use teaching assistants or graduate assistants and offer an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio allowing for academic and personal connections between faculty and students.

The Center for Global Education is here to strengthen, enrich, and advocate for international education and cultural exchange by anticipating and responding to the specific needs and concerns of the international community.

Undergraduate International Admissions

Lebanon Valley College works hard to make you feel at home. The Valley dedicates itself to providing all students with a unique approach to learning, living, and support services.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents in order to be considered for admission. Documents can be sent directly to Lebanon Valley College (101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003) or via email to international@lvc.edu.

  1. The LVC Application (there is no fee to apply)
  2. Secondary school/high school academic record, secondary school leaving certificate, examination results, and a 3.0 GPA or B average
  3. TOEFL of 80 in iBT, IELTS of 6.5, or STEP Eiken of Grade 1
  4. A certified bank or financial statement of at least $47,240.
  5. Certification of Financial Support

Deadlines

  • Spring applicants must submit required documents by December 1.
  • Fall applicants may apply for rolling admission and must submit required documents by July 1.

Secondary School/High School Academic Record 

Please ask your counselor, headmaster, or principal to send us certified translations of your official records for grades and examination results such as GCSE, GCE, WAEC, French Baccalaureate, or Abitur.

TOEFL, IELTS, and STEP Eiken Official Score Submission

Please have your official test scores sent directly to Lebanon Valley College (101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003). Lebanon Valley College’s institutional code for the TOEFL is 2364. Please note that English proficiency scores will be waived for native English speakers, those whose coursework was conducted in English, or students graduating at an advanced level from an approved ESL program (email international@lvc.edu for more information).

Certification of Financial Support

A completed Certification of Financial Support is required for admission and for visa consideration. It must be evident that you can provide the funding necessary to study at Lebanon Valley College. The minimum proof of support for 2022-23 is $47,240.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

Scholarship campaign for first-year international student applicants. LVC will provide at least 2 scholarships with 50% off tuition per year for up to four years to a student who meets the eligibility, completes the scholarship application form, and submits a 500-1,000 word essay or 2-minute video expressing ways in which the applicant will advance intercultural learning and understanding on their future campuses. All scholarship applications and videos should be emailed to international@lvc.edu by February 15. See more information about eligibility requirements on our Scholarships page under the Application Required section.

Enrollment

Upon receipt of your offer of admission, you may enroll by returning your signed enrollment form and submitting your non-refundable enrollment deposit. View LVC's tuition and enrollment wiring instructions.

Transfer International Admissions

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents in order to be considered for admission. Documents can be sent directly to Lebanon Valley College (101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003) or via email to international@lvc.edu.

  1. The Common Application or the LVC Application (there is no fee to apply)
  2. Secondary school/high school academic record, secondary school leaving certificate, examination results, and a 3.0 GPA or B average
  3. TOEFL of 80 in iBT, IELTS of 6.5, or STEP Eiken of Grade 1
  4. A certified financial statement of at least $47,240.
  5. Certification of Financial Support
  6. Official university transcripts from all institutions attended. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign university transcripts by an independent service based in the United States is required. World Education Services (WES) and SpanTran Evaluation Company are two suggested evaluators.
  7. International Student Transfer Form - Students who are transferring from another institution within the United States must complete the top portion of this form. The bottom of the form should be completed by a Designated School Official (DSO) when you near completion of your studies at that institution.

Deadlines

  • Spring applicants must submit required documents by December 1.
  • Fall applicants may apply for rolling admission and must submit required documents by July 1.

Secondary School/High School Academic Record 

Please ask your counselor, headmaster, or principal to send us certified translations of your official records for grades and examination results such as GCSE, GCE, WAEC, French Baccalaureate, or Abitur.

TOEFL, IELTS, and STEP Eiken Official Score Submission

Please have your official test scores sent directly to Lebanon Valley College (101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003). Lebanon Valley College’s institutional code for the TOEFL is 2364. 

Certification of Financial Support

A completed Certification of Financial Support is required for admission and for visa consideration. It must be evident that you can provide the funding necessary to study at Lebanon Valley College. Minimum proof of support for 2022–2023 is $47,240.

Enrollment

Upon receipt of your offer of admission, you may enroll by returning your signed enrollment form and submitting your non-refundable enrollment deposit. View LVC's tuition and enrollment wiring instructions.

Graduate International Admissions

Lebanon Valley College welcomes your application for our Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program. We value our international students' contribution to our dynamic, innovative, and collaborative environment. We believe you will find we have much to offer in return.

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents in order to be considered for admission. Documents can be sent directly to Lebanon Valley College (101 North College Avenue, Annville, PA 17003) or via email to international@lvc.edu.

  1. The MBA Application 
    Once the initial application is submitted, our office will be in contact with supplemental questions to identify your needs as an international student on our campus.
  2. Please complete the Application Supplement for international applicants. Also, if applicable, please supply copies of any passports, U.S. Visas, and/or I-20 forms you currently possess.
  3. Official university transcripts from all institutions attended. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign university transcripts by an independent service based in the United States is required. World Education Services (WES) and SpanTran Evaluation Services are two suggested evaluators.
    Please have your official evaluation sent directly to Lebanon Valley College. 
  4. Professional Résumé.
  5. Personal Statement stating how you hope to benefit from pursuing the MBA degree, as well as how you will contribute to the MBA Program.
  6. TOEFL of 80 in iBT, IELTS of 6.5, or STEP Eiken of Grade 1.
    Please have your official test scores sent directly to Lebanon Valley College. Lebanon Valley College’s institutional code for the TOEFL is 2364. View our full English Language Proficiency Policy.
  7. GMAT score of 650 minimum or a GMAT waiver request.
  8. A certified bank or financial statement showing financial resources needed for tuition, housing, and cost of living.
  9. Certification of Financial Support
    A completed Certification of Financial Support is required for admission and for visa consideration. It must be evident that you can provide the funding necessary to study and live at Lebanon Valley College. Minimum proof of support for 2022–2023 is $47,240.

Deadlines

International students may begin the MBA Program in August or January.
For an August start, applicants must submit required documents by July 1.

Students may be eligible for a January start date if certain requirements are met. Please contact the MBA office for additional information if interested in a January start date. On-campus housing will not be an option for those with a January start date.
For a January start, applicants must submit required documents by November 1.

Acceptance and Enrollment

After receipt of your offer of admission, you must notify the Lebanon Valley College MBA office of your intention to attend by completing and returning the Commitment to Attend Form (will be provided with your acceptance materials). This form is required in order to proceed with acceptance. Please be sure to include your arrival date and your housing needs. If you intend to live off campus, please notify our office of those arrangements as soon as possible, including the address.

On-Campus Housing

Housing is available on a limited basis for international graduate students; please inquire about housing as soon as possible during the application process. In order to qualify for on-campus housing, students must comply with all health requirements stipulated by Lebanon Valley College’s Office of Residential Life. Immunization records and proof of health insurance must be submitted in order to be eligible for on-campus housing.

MBA Course Offerings

Our MBA courses are scheduled as evening courses that meet one (1) night a week with supplementary work required outside the classroom.

The MBA program staff and your MBA advisor will work with you to schedule your MBA courses to ensure that you finish the program within two (2) years from your start date.

MBA Program Questions

All questions and concerns about our MBA program can be directed to the MBA office. You can reach the MBA office at 717-867-6486 or mba@lvc.edu.

LVC Scholarship Guarantee

Board of Trustees $31,000 Per Year
Presidential Scholarship $28,000 Per Year
Dean's Scholarship $26,000 Per Year
Alfred Tennyson Sumner Scholarship $23,000 Per Year
Mary A. Weiss Scholarship $21,000 Per Year

Undergraduate international students who are enrolled full-time are eligible for the five levels of merit-based awards offered by Lebanon Valley College to select highly qualified students. Your merit award will include at least $20,000 in annual renewable scholarships per year—guaranteed—and could be as high as $31,000 per year. That means you could get up to $124,000 in LVC scholarships recognizing your achievements!

LVC grants and scholarships are awarded for up to a maximum of eight semesters or until completion of the first undergraduate degree, whichever comes first. Students must also be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Global Education Events

29

September

What did the Indians Say? How Native Americans Described Malinche in the 16th century

Dr. Camilla Townsend, Professor of History, Rutgers University Email klawitte@lvc.edu for the link to join. Hernando Cortés is famous for having conquered the Aztecs, but some people have argued that…

30

September

Global Conversation Hour: Refugee 101

Chloe Corkery, Community Engagement Specialist with Church World Service

All Global Education Events