At Lipscomb University, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop deep knowledge, form lasting relationships and activate bold faith—it all starts with an application.
First-Time Student Admissions
For incoming first-time students, get started by completing your application.
Students may complete the Lipscomb application or the Common App.
Note: Test optional applicants will need to either submit official standardized test scores or take the Math Placement Test in order to be placed in the appropriate mathematics course their first year at Lipscomb.
Send us your test scores or apply as test optional
Due to limited availability of standardized test scores, we are providing students with the option to be evaluated without a test score for the 2021-2022 application cycle. Please note that some academic major or program applications may still require you to submit a test score after your admission to the university. For more information about our test optional policy, please visit the Test Optional Admission Process page.
When registering for the ACT, SAT or CLT, you’ll need to request that your scores be sent to Lipscomb. If you’ve already taken the test, you can request additional scores by visiting the ACT website or the SAT website. If you are not satisfied with your scores, you should consider signing up for our ACT On-Campus, which we offer multiple times most weeks right here on campus, beginning in January.
Students who superscore a 21 or better on the ACT, a 1060 or better on the SAT or a 68 or better on the CLT are eligible to be considered for unconditional admission. Students that apply as test optional must have a weighted GPA above 2.75 to be considered for unconditional admission. All other students will be asked to submit a supplemental essay, and their application will be reviewed by a committee who may admit them to Lipscomb as a student in the university’s Empower Program.
Lipscomb’s test codes:
- ACT: 3956
- SAT: 1161
Ask a qualified reference to complete the academic evaluation form
When it comes to where you come from, we want to hear the whole story—not just a piece. That’s why we require an academic reference from a teacher, principal, guidance counselor or other school administrator.
You can send a reference request to your evaluator using this online form.
Home-school students: Instead of an academic evaluation, you can submit a personal recommendation from anyone not related to you.
Send us your official high school transcript
- Traditional high school students: Request that your high school guidance counselor send your transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Home-school students: Submit a homeschool record or transcript.
Please send via one of the following:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Student Types
If you are a transfer, non-traditional or international student, your application process will be a little different. Choose your pathway below to access your unique application.