Admission Policies


Lewis University does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Standards for Admission

Minimum admission requirements for graduate programs at Lewis University include a completed Lewis University graduate application, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts from previous college-level academic coursework. An earned baccalaureate degree, with a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA is required for full admission. A maximum of 12 credits (grade of B or higher) may be considered for transfer from previously completed graduate coursework that meets degree requirements as determined by the program administrator.

In addition, each graduate program has its own program-specific standards for admission. Refer to the specific graduate program section for these standards.

Immunization Law

The Illinois College Student Immunization Act requires that all students born after January 1, 1957, who are taking six (6) or more credit hours of coursework on the Romeoville campus, to provide written evidence of current immune status with respect to certain communicable diseases. Documentation must be submitted to Lewis’ Center for Health and Counseling Services by the fourth week of the first term enrolled to avoid a non-refundable $50 late fee, and a Medical Hold for future class registration.

Every College of Nursing and Health Professions student must have a physical examination form completed before entering clinical courses.

Entering International Students

Current information regarding requirements for entering international students can be found at