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Undergraduate Admissions

To be accepted as a Limestone student, we need some information in addition to your completed application. Check below to determine what admissions requirements apply to you.

Limestone University is committed to the liberal arts and sciences and to educating men and women for leadership, service, and professional responsibility in the twenty-first century. Those individuals who will become tomorrow’s leaders, who will render meaningful service, and who will enjoy professional fulfillment in the next century will have prepared themselves to be lifelong learners. Apply today and see what extraordinary opportunities await!


  • a copy of your high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • successful completion of a diploma program;
  • optionally send your SAT or ACT scores (unless you’re 21+ years old or in military service).

International Students

International students should follow the process outlined for freshmen admissions if they have not previously attended college, or follow the process outlined for transfer admissions if they have previously attended college. All transcripts must be translated into English.

Enrolling students must submit their foreign college transcript through World Education Services (, International Education Evaluations, or other accredited services for evaluation

  1. If the applicant is from a non-English speaking country, they are required to submit:
    • The TOEFL (IBT minimum score 61 or Paper minimum score 500), IELTS (minimum score 6), or Duolingo English Test (minimum score 95) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If a minimum score is not met, students may submit proof of successful completion of an ESL program, SAT, or ACT scores for review to be taken into consideration.
    • We are unable to waive the cost of any English exams taken by an applicant.
  2. If you have attended an accredited secondary or post-secondary institution in the United States for two or more years and have a grade point average at or above a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent) , you do not need to send language test scores.
  3. All international students studying in the United States must be enrolled as a full-time student and must follow the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations regarding on campus, online, and distance courses. Online students are required to take their examinations in the testing center on our campus in Gaffney. International students residing outside the United States are eligible for admission to fully online programs.

Transfer Students

who have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university:

  • you need at least 12 credit hours of post-high school college credit to apply in this category; if you have less than 12 credit hours, you should apply as a FRESHMAN (see above);
  • you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • you must be in good standing at the last institute you attended;
  • (optional) you may send your SAT or ACT scores unless you are 21+ years of age, are in the military, or are transferring 12+ credits;
  • we will need official transcripts of all previous college studies; and your high school transcripts if you are a South Carolina resident;
  • to receive a Limestone University baccalaureate degree, you must earn a minimum of 31 semester hours as a Limestone student.

For those interested in completing your Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in a total of five years, check out Limestone’s Accelerated Program called “Limestone Saint2".

For those interested in the Scholars Academy, a partnership with the Cherokee County School District SCHOLARS ACADEMY.

Open House Dates

Spring: Saturday, April 13, 2024

To register for open house, complete this form or call our office at 1-800-795-7151 ext. 4552.

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For those looking to set themselves apart from their peers, Limestone University offers a unique 4+1 program where students can graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in only 5 years. Regardless of your goals, an MBA can enhance your professional opportunities.



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