Apr 18, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Admissions


LIM College accepts applications on a rolling admission basis. Applications will be accepted at any time, until all openings are filled. However, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Once all application requirements are met, the Admissions Committee will notify applicants within two to four weeks of its decision.

Quick Codes

TOEFL 2830

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, the following must be submitted*:

  1. The completed Application for Admission
  2. A $40 nonrefundable application fee or approved fee waiver
  3. Official transcript from the institution which the applicant holds an Undergraduate degree**
  4. One letter of recommendation
  5. An in-person or virtual interview
  6. A CV or resume demonstrating chronological work experience

*The Vice President of Enrollment Services reserves the right to waive admission requirements at their discretion.

**LIM reserves the right to request additional transcripts for applicants who attended multiple institutions. An official final transcript with proof of graduation is required for all students upon enrollment.

International Students

International students are required to submit all application materials and required documents in English. International students are also required to provide evidence of English proficiency, through one of the following ways:

  1. Diagnostic exam of English proficiency (such as TOEFL)
  2. Prior academic coursework
  3. English language learning certificate from an LIM College partner language school
  4. English is a native language of the student’s country of origin.

All instances that do not fit within these specified criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis. After review of the application, the Office of Admissions reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or translation of materials in support of the application. Specific details on proficiency can be found on the LIM College website in the International Admissions section.

U.S. citizens who have completed most of their coursework abroad may be considered international students for admissions purposes.

Acceptance and Enrollment at LIM College

Official notification of an offer of admission can only be made by an Admissions Office administrator.  An email will be sent to the student from the Admissions department that includes official notification of acceptance.

A letter or email from a faculty member, student, or staff member outside the Admissions Office does not constitute an official offer of admission. Official notification will not be communicated via social media or telephone.

Upon acceptance to our main campus degree program, to be considered an enrolled student at LIM College each student is required to submit a $500 enrollment deposit and a Tuition Agreement Form. For students entering in the fall, the $500 deposit is fully refundable until April 30. From May 1 through July 31, 50% of the deposit will be refunded; after July 31 the deposit is non-refundable. For students entering in the spring, the deposit is fully refundable until December 15; after that date it is non-refundable. Students who defer their enrollment will have their enrollment deposit reapplied to their entry semester and it becomes non-refundable. 

Students who enroll in our online degree program must have access to a dedicated computer with high speed, broadband or DSL internet connection. For more information about our technology requirements, please visit our website https://www.limcollege.edu/admissions/admitted-students/graduate-online

All enrolled students at LIM College are responsible for tuition and fees (as well as the costs associated with any LIM College-sponsored events in which the student participates). These fees are charged each term in which the student is enrolled.

Admissions Policies

Submission of Official Documents

Applicants must submit an official transcript from the institution from which they hold an undergraduate degree. Transcripts may be requested from all other colleges or universities attended at the undergraduate or graduate level to make an admissions decision. Official transcripts and proof of graduation documents may be delivered by mail, email or through a third-party service, such as Naviance or Parchment. To be considered official, documents must come directly from the issuing institution or third-party service. Official documents should bear an official stamp or official wet or electronic signature. LIM College reserves the right to approve other third-party servicers.

If documents are from another country, they may need to be submitted to an education credential services to determine U.S. degree and GPA equivalency. All documents not written in English must be submitted along with a certified English translation to an evaluation agency approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Proof of Graduation Policy

Graduate students must provide proof of college graduation (an earned bachelor’s degree or its equivalent). Failure to comply with this policy will result in the student’s status being changed to non-matriculated until the requirement is met. For international students, failure to comply may result in loss of f-1 visa status.

Proof of graduation is identified as one of the following:

  • A final official College transcript received sealed with a graduation date and may contain a signature or seal (may be raised or not raised)
  • An official diploma which LIM College personnel photocopy
  • Digital proof of graduation received via email from a school official, or through an approved third-party vendor

Students who do not submit proof of graduation 30 days before the start of the term will submit a liability form. For students studying on a F-1 visa, submission of the form acknowledges that if adequate proof of graduation is not received by the end of the add/drop period, the student will be in violation of their F-1 status and will be subject to F-1 visa termination. For all other students, submission of the form acknowledges that if adequate proof of graduation is not received by the end of the add/drop period, their status will be switched to non-matriculated and will be ineligible for financial aid until the requirement is met.

Admission Decision Rescindment

LIM College reserves the right to rescind the admission of any student for the following reasons:

  • The student does not provide final official proof of undergraduate degree
  • The student self-reports a GPA that differs from their official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Different information is provided on the admissions application and the FAFSA and cannot be reconciled.
  • There is evidence of an omission or dishonest statement on the college application