College of

International Students


The College of Education welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. We provide extensive support for our international students who come to Lehigh University to study. Lehigh's Office of International Affairs offers a comprehensive set of services for international students and scholars to help them adapt to living on campus so they can have a rewarding cultural and educational experience. This support includes immigration services, orientation and counseling, cultural programs and English as a Second Language training. As a premier research university, graduate students make up a vital part of our community of scholars at Lehigh. Nearly two-thirds of Lehigh's graduate students come from outside the United States. 

All application requirements, transcripts and deadlines are the same for all students, regardless of where they hail from. Please read all admissions information. The information provided below are some common questions that international students have consistently asked over time.

Pre-Arrival Checklist Video

The Office of International Students & Scholars has created a new video explaining the pre-arrival checklist that international students must fill out to receive their immigration document.  The document must be completely filled out prior to your arrival at Lehigh.

Foreign Transcripts

Transcripts from a foreign institution must be evaluated for equivalency before being sent to Lehigh University. Credential evaluation means converting foreign academic credentials into their U.S. educational equivalents. By converting your educational qualifications into their U.S. equivalents, the evaluation allows academic institutions or employers in the U.S. to understand them. 

All transcripts should reflect a detailed statement of the courses completed, the amount of time spent on each course, the grade earned, and an explanation of the grading system used. Any degree, certificate, or diploma awarded should be clearly indicated and included if possible.

Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation.

You may also use any of  the following services or those at this link:

World Education Services
Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc.
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Lehigh University does not promote these services; we inform you of their existence.

Please request that a course-by-course evaluation converted to U.S. credits and grades and/or translation be sent in a sealed envelope directly from the evaluating service to:

 Lehigh University, College of Education, Admissions Office, 111 Research Drive, B-206, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Test Scores

All scores should be submitted to the College of Education Admission Coordinator using LU Institutional Code 2365 (GRE) or 1635 (MAT).  If original test scores cannot be provided, notarized copies are required.

MAT scores


Ed.D. applicants only

TOEFL scores


Graduate applicants who are non-native speakers of English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Please also note that the TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) and the TOEFL Computer-Based Test (CBT) have been discontinued and are no longer valued for admissions purposes. TOEFL test date must be within the last 2 years. The TOEFL requirement may be waived if: The applicant has graduated from a US institution within the last 2 years.



Refer to the following links for further details:

Mailing address: Lehigh University, College of Education, Admissions Office, 111 Research Drive, B-206, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Target Scores for Lehigh’s College of Education

The following target scores refer to the minimum scores within the College of Education.  Students falling below the COE IBT TOEFL SCORES will need some remedial language assistance prior to taking any course work. 












Total score


Writing 6.5
Speaking 7.5
Reading 7.0


Total score 6.5


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