Lenoir-Rhyne University

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Thank you for your interest in Lenoir-Rhyne University!


 You can mail your application fee by check or money order to our admissions office. Our address is listed on the last page of your application. If you wish to pay with a credit card, please contact our office at 800-277-5721 or you can go online at:




Once you have submitted your application, please print off the application aggreement for your records. However, it is not required to send us a copy. Also do not forget to send your transcripts and test scores to us.


Please be sure to contact our office if you have any questions.

Lenoir-Rhyne Enrollment Services

800-277-5721 or 828-328-7300


Last updated: 8/12/2013 11:58:00 AM ET

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How to Apply
  1. Complete the online application
  2. Send your nonrefundable $35 application fee (check or money order made payable to Lenoir-Rhyne University), along with your application agreement statement (which appears after you submit your application online), to the Admissions Office.

Freshman Admission

Applicants for freshman admissions must also complete the following steps:
  1. Ask your guidance counselor to forward an official copy of your high school transcript. Be sure that a list of senior courses, test scores, and rank in class (if applicable) is included.
  2. All candidates for admission to the freshman class are required to take the SAT Reasoning Test OR the ACT. If students take the SAT Reasoning Test, Lenoir-Rhyne University requires the essay/standardized writing test. If a students takes the ACT, Lenoir-Rhyne requires the test be taken with the writing section. Candidates should take these examinations in the spring of their junior year and/or in the fall of their senior year.
  3. Upon high school graduation, a final transcript must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Admission

Applicants for transfer admission must also complete the following steps:
  1. Have a transcript of all college work sent to the Office of Admissions.
  2. Have a copy of your high school record and SAT scores forwarded to the Office of Admissions if you have not completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college work.

International Admission

Applicants for International Admission must complete the following steps:
  1. Application for admission.
  2. A non-refundable check for $35 payable to Lenoir-Rhyne University for application processing.
  3. Proof of Immigration Status.
  4. Provide Proof of English Proficiency, if English is not your native language.
  5. Submit transcripts and credentials from foreign universities to credential service approved by LRU.
  6. Complete a certificate of financial responsibility.
  7. Submit a student health and immunization record following your acceptance to LRU. This form must be presented when you arrive on campus.

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through CFNC.org. We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or CFNC.org online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your CFNC.org online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Lenoir-Rhyne University
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC  28603
In-state telephone: (800) 277-5721
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 277-5721
Fax: (828) 328-7378
Website: www.lr.edu
How to Use the Lenoir-Rhyne University Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

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