High School Seniors

Steps to Admission

To be considered for freshman 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)

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.

Attention Homeschool Students:
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.

Want credit? Here’s how!

We accept transfer credit in all shapes and sizes! Make sure you are submitting the right thing—this is important to receive credit.

  • Do you attend an early college? In addition to your high school transcript, we need the final official college transcript showing your associates degree earned from the college you attend through your Early College program to award credit.
  • Are you dual-enrolled? In addition to your high school transcript, we need the final official college transcript showing your final grades earned from the college you attend through your dual-enrollment program to award credit.
  • Considering taking AP, CLEP or IB tests for credit? For AP, credit is awarded for scores 3 and higher. For CLEP, credit is awarded for scores 50 and higher. For IB, credit is awarded for scores 5 or higher. We need your official scores to award credit.

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!

*Online payments are accepted by e-check, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. A service fee of 2.7% is applied to all credit/debit card transactions. E-check/ACH transactions can be made with no service fee.