Application Information


Admission decisions are typically rendered within 10-12 business days once all required documents have been received. Applicants must request that official transcripts and exam scores be sent directly to Lock Haven University at the address below. Please note that many high schools and colleges require applicants to complete a release form before academic records will be sent.

Before beginning the application, applicants must read the detailed instructions provided via the links below that best pertains to their situation.

Applying to The Haven as a Freshman

Applying to The Haven as a Transfer

Applying to The Haven as an International

Applying to the LHU Nursing Program

Freshman attending the main campus are required to live on campus for two years, unless they qualify for an exemption. Learn more

Official documents should be forwarded to:
Office of Admissions
Lock Haven University,
Lock Haven, PA 17745


The Lock Haven University's Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available online or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years' worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online. You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.


1)     Pursuant to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EUGDPR), the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and its member universities, including Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania ("University"), in its capacity as a data controller under the EU GDPR, must obtain explicit, affirmative consent before it can collect or process any sensitive or personal data for a lawful basis including for admission and enrollment purposes. 

2)     Sensitive data includes data revealing racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic or bio metric data; health data; or data concerning a person's sex life or sexual orientation. 

3)     Any sensitive or personal data that is collected will be for the sole purpose of application for admission to the University that is sent from the EU and is necessary for that purpose or for any purpose permitting the use of sensitive or personal data under applicable law or to meet other compliance obligations of the University.

4)     I understand that any sensitive or personal data that is collected will also be used to report serious illness, injury, or other health or emergency situations involving me, as well as to address or report discrimination, harassment, sexual or gender-based misconduct and criminal behavior which maybe committed by or against me or otherwise involve me, on or off campus, to appropriate authorities including staff, faculty, and administrators of the University or appropriate legal or governmental authorities under applicable policies of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education or the University (including but not limited to applicable codes of conduct) and applicable laws (including but not limited to Title IX and the Clery Act).

5)     I understand that refusal to consent to the use of sensitive or personal data, and the transfer of sensitive or personal data overseas, for the purpose outlined in this notice may make it impossible for the University to carry out necessary activities, and may preclude the University's ability to provide requested services.

6)     I understand I have the right to withdraw consent to the collection and processing of sensitive or personal data and to do so, I must contact Angelic Hardy at I also understand that the complete deletion of data will not be feasible in all situations to ensure the University's ability to comply with regulatory requirements. 

By clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page, the applicant certifies that he/she has read and understood the instructions to apply for admission.  The applicant also agrees to receive text messages, if he/she provides a cell phone number. 

— Last updated by Lock Haven University on 8/27/2018 5:43AM PST

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Lock Haven University
Office of Admissions
401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745-2390



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