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Non-Traditional Admissions

Education is a continual experience and a lifelong commitment. We’re glad that you are considering pursuing education beyond traditional boundaries.

Maybe you’re completely new to higher education, have already spent some time in a collegiate environment or even already have a degree. We know your educational background is unique, which is why we want to partner with you as you further it. 

As an adult student, visiting student, returning student or non-degree seeking student, we welcome you into our intentionally Christian community. We will accommodate your needs and provide options for you to receive the education you’re seeking, where you can study in a top-ranked program under our caring, attentive faculty. 

Higher education is a big decision, but we’re here to support you every step of the way.

If you would like to have a traditional on-campus experience, but may not be a traditional freshman or transfer student, read on to see which application route will be right for you.

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Returning

This application is for those of you who came to Lipscomb before but left without completing your bachelor’s degree. You also haven’t been to another school since leaving Lipscomb. Once you apply, we will be retrieving your Lipscomb transcript and making sure there aren’t any holds or issues with Campus Life and the provost. The application fee is not required for you.

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Returning with Credit

This application is for those of you who left Lipscomb without receiving your degree AND you attended another institution. You will need to submit official transcripts from those schools to aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu OR admissions@lipscomb.edu. We’ll also be retrieving your Lipscomb transcript and other transcripts you may have submitted before coming the first time. The application fee is not required for you.

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Non-Degree Seeking

This application is for those who aren’t pursuing a degree but just need to take some classes that will take more than one semester to complete. You will need to submit all of your previous transcripts EXCEPT those from your high school. If your college sends electronic transcripts, they can be sent to aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu OR admissions@lipscomb.edu. We also won’t need ACT or SAT scores. You will need to submit an application fee and you can do that on your Bison Portal.

*If you have not enrolled in a college and are choosing this option, please contact Aaron Burtch at aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu.

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One Semester Only

If you are just wanting to take a course or two, and you will be completing it in one traditional term (fall, spring, or summer), this application is for you. We will need you to submit all of your previous transcripts EXCEPT from your high school. If your college sends electronic transcripts, they can be sent to aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu OR admissions@lipscomb.edu. You will need to submit an application fee and you can do that on your Bison Portal.

*If you have not enrolled in a college and are choosing this option, please contact Aaron Burtch at aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu.

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Second Degree Seeking

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher and would like to pursue another bachelor’s degree, you are second degree seeking and this application is for you. We won’t need your high school transcript or test scores. You will need to submit official transcripts from your previous colleges. If your college sends electronic transcripts, they can be sent to aaron.burtch@lipscomb.edu OR admissions@lipscomb.edu. You will need to submit an application fee and you can do that on your Bison Portal.

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Adult Students

We have multiple options for adult students who are ready to either finish or begin work on a bachelor’s degree, including options for adult students who want to take on-campus courses in our traditional format. If you have not previously completed any college courses, please see more information for first-time students. If you have completed some college coursework, please see our transfer page.

For the full-time working adult, we also offer convenient evening, weekend and online paths to earn a degree. Learn more about our online programs.

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Dual Enrollment Students

If you are a high school junior or senior seeking to enroll in courses at Lipscomb University while simultaneously being enrolled in courses at your high school, we have a dual enrollment option.

Select high schools in Middle Tennessee partner with Lipscomb to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while completing courses in high school, at a lower tuition fee. These high schools include:

  • Goodpasture Christian School
  • Nashville Christian School
  • Lipscomb Academy

If you attend one of the schools listed above, your dual enrollment Admissions Counselor will be Conner Crocker.

In addition, homeschooled students and students from local high schools may have the opportunity to come to Lipscomb’s campus to take classes. If you are a local student pursuing dual enrollment at Lipscomb, please contact the Admissions Counselor listed for your territory.

To be considered for a dual enrollment class, you must have a 2.5 GPA and an ACT composite of 21, or the SAT equivalent, and the ACT subsection of 21, or the SAT equivalent, in the subject you wish to complete. You must be admitted to the university by August 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester.

Prerequisites vary by the course chosen and must be met prior to registration. You must earn a “C” or higher in the dual enrollment classes to continue with additional courses in that subject area.

Fees

Fees are waived for students participating in Lipscomb's dual enrollment program at a partner school. Students wishing to take on-campus dual enrollment classes will pay the regular $50 application fee.

The application is valid for one year and can be used to enroll in courses during this one-year period. A new application form is required every 12 months.

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Transferring Credits

Already completed some college credit hours that will need to transfer over? Our online tool makes it easy for you to figure out how your previous coursework corresponds to both our general education requirements and major-specific classes. Take a look at Lipscomb’s transfer guidelines and find out what you can check off of your to-do list. 

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Financial Aid

Your situation is unique, and so are your financial aid options. Choose the path that best describes you to see your options.

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