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Lehman College

General Instructions

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university; have demonstrated the potential to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade point average of B in the field selected for the graduate program and a minimum overall grade point average of B- in the undergraduate record. The application and supporting documents must be complete before it is reviewed by an advisor for admission.

Please mail Application Fee and Transcripts to:

Lehman College
Office of Graduate Admissions
Shuster Hall, Room 150
250 Bedford Park Blvd., West
Bronx, New York 10468

Check List:

  • Application fee (non-refundable): $125.00 check or money order payable to Lehman College. The fee is waived if you are currently attending as a graduate non-degree student at Lehman.
  • Transcript(s): Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended are required (transcripts from colleges where you earned your Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree must show proof of degree and date conferred). All transcripts must be received in a SEALED envelope
  • Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agency such as AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), and WES (World Education Services). These and other agencies can be found at
  • The Nursing program requires a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing from an ACN/CCNE-accredited college or university, in addition to a New York State Registered Nursing License .
  • If you are in your final undergraduate semester, submit the official transcript of course work completed to date. Upon graduation, a final transcript showing the degree awarded must be presented. Lehman graduates who have attended other colleges are required to submit official transcripts from those colleges.
  • Essay: Type a career objective essay of 500 words describing your intellectual and academic interests, accomplishments, and goals. If there is anything anomalous in your undergraduate record, please explain. Students applying to the Special Education program must submit an additional scholarly paper. The Counselor Education/School Counseling program requires five additional essays found in the Supplemental Program Requirements and Instructions Form.
  • Two or Three Recommendations (depending on your program of interest): Ask individuals, preferably instructors or supervisors who can attest to your past scholastic performance and capacity for graduate work, to complete the on-line Recommendation Form.

Standardized and Other Tests:

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required for the English Literature and Composition, History, Public Health (if you do not have a Master's Degree) and Speech programs. For information go to;
  • G-NAT (Graduate Nursing Admissions Test) is required for the Nursing Department. Applicants must take and pass the G-NAT for admission to the Graduate Nursing Program;
  • OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) is required for Spanish;
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required by students educated in non-English speaking areas. The TOEFL should not be more than 2 years old. For information and registration materials contact Required scores vary by program (minimum being 500). The TWE (Test of Written English) will be accepted, if available.

Immunization Requirements:

Accepted applicants who plan to enroll must comply with New York State Public Health Law regarding immunization. Students born on or after January 1, 1957 are required to complete the immunization forms and return them as soon as possible to the Student Health Center. Complete information regarding these requirements and all necessary forms can be found on the The Student Health Center website.

Lehman College does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, or veteran’s status.

“The college reserves the right to deny admission to any student if in its judgment, the presence of that student on campus poses an undue risk to the safety or security of the college or the college community. That judgment will be based on an individualized determination taking into account any information the college has about a student’s criminal record and the particular circumstances of the college, including the presence of a child care center, a public school or public school students on the campus.”

Please Note: Prior to enrollment, proof of immigrant or naturalized citizenship status must be shown in the Graduate Admissions Office. To be eligible for New York State resident tuition rates, you must prove that you have been a New York State resident for a minimum of 12 months, and that you are either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or that you possess an eligible non-immigrant status. The information requested will be used to determine if you qualify for the New York State resident tuition rate. Copies of official documents are not accepted.