High School Seniors

Did you know?  

50% of incoming students at Lees-McRae have transfer credit. We accept AP, IB tests, and coursework from dual-enrollment or early-college programs. For more information, view the current college catalog.

Steps to Admission

To be considered for freshmen admission:

  1. Submit completed application (see deadlines)
  2. Submit official high school transcript (Are you a homeschool student? See note below)
  3. Submit official SAT or ACT scores (optional, click here to learn more about our test-optional admissions policy)
  4. In an effort to get-to-know our applicants better, we have partnered with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their application to life. As part of a holistic review process, we are committed to learning about you! Sign up at ZeeMee.com and send us your link! Please note, submitting a ZeeMee profile is optional (unless it is requested) and evaluation of your admission application will not be delayed as long as all materials are received by the stated deadlines.

If there are special circumstances to consider regarding your academic and/or personal background, please submit a brief essay with an explanation. In addition, academic recommendations or an interview may be required.

Once your file is complete, you will be notified of your admission decision within two weeks. Students are automatically reviewed for academic merit scholarships as part of the admission process.

Homeschool students: Submit official high-school transcript OR academic portfolio (Students must submit an official transcript from correspondence school, if applicable. Students who have not worked with an umbrella school may submit an academic portfolio documenting their academic experience. Academic portfolios must include course descriptions, date the courses were taken and final grades. The homeschool transcript must show the graduation date and be signed and dated by homeschooling parent.)

After Acceptance

Congratulations, you've been accepted! To reserve your place at Lees-McRae, please provide:

  1. $250 tuition deposit* to reserve your place (Deposits are refundable until May 1 for fall admission and until December 1 for spring admission.)
  2. Necessary financial aid paperwork
  3. Proof of Immunization as required by the State of North Carolina
  4. Completed room assignment form

Stay informed about next steps by communicating regularly with your admissions specialist.

Get ready to become a Lees-McRae Bobcat!

*An Electronic Payment Service Fee of 2.38% for all credit/debit card transactions and $1.00 for all E-check/ACH transactions will apply.