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To support students and families impacted by the closures of SAT and ACT testing sites due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Limestone University has announced that it will make the test scores optional for admission consideration for Fall 2020. Click HERE for more details.

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;
  • Optionally send your SAT or ACT scores (unless you’re 21+ years old or in military service).

International Students

  • your foreign transcript must be sent through World Education Services for evaluation;
  • if English isn’t your native language, oral communication skills are your responsibility; you have a couple of options:
    • proof of score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
    • proof of successful completion of ESL program and/or a satisfactory score on SAT or ACT.

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

Transfer Students

who have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university:

  • you need at least 12 hours of college credit to apply in this category; if you have less than 12 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;
  • we will need 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;
  • 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 Bachelors & MBA in a total of 5 years, check out Limestone's
Accelerated MBA Program


Open House Dates

Friday, April 17, 2020

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

Enjoy our Virtual Open House Experience HERE

For those of you who cannot make it to campus, our mascot “Bernie” would to give you a tour in the video below:


Fleur Friday Open House

If you would like to visit the Limestone Admissions Office, it is located inside McMillan Hall on the Day Campus in Gaffney.





  • Visit Campus during Open House. You may go to THIS FORM for Open House dates and to schedule a visit.

  • Take the ACT/SAT test if you haven’t already done so. Register online at www.collegeboard.com (SAT) or www.act.org (ACT).

  • Request that your official High School Transcript and ACT or SAT test scores be sent to:
    Limestone College
    Day Admissions Office
    1115 College Drive
    Gaffney, SC 29340

  • Apply for various scholarships online at: www.fastweb.com or www.findtuition.com.


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How is your institution unique? What distinguishes it from most other colleges and universities?

The personalization that you receive at Limestone College is second to none. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere and connections that all students receive at Limestone during and after their collegiate experience. From the orientation stage as a freshman, to the job search process as a graduating senior, you will find friendly, helpful, courteous, and intelligent administration, faculty, staff, and an alumni base that will lead to success in whichever profession is chosen.

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What is the average class size for introductory, general education classes taken by freshmen and sophomores?

Freshman, due to the large volume of required liberal arts studies, you may find yourself in class sizes between 20-25 students. As you progress through your course work and earn sophomore, junior, and senior level classes, it is not uncommon to be in a class of 7-8 students. Once you achieve senior level status, it is also not uncommon for students to participate in an internship, whether on campus or off, which acts as a one-on-one guided job experience. Weekly hours, experience gained, and personal guidance are offered to help Limestone College students maximize this experience.

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What is the overall Undergraduate average class size?

Since 2013, with the introduction of football as an athletic offering at Limestone the average class of new students to campus is approximately 500 students. Prior to 2013, the average class of incoming students was around 350 students. To accommodate the influx of students, Limestone College is already in Phase 1 of its plans to improve the student life, academia, and extra-curricular offerings. Limestone College is poised to become one of the premier private schools in the nation. Summer orientations, camps, and other early orientation options were recently developed to prepare Limestone for the largest class ever seen in the history of the college!

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Does each student have a personally assigned advisor, or is advising conducted by an “advisement center?”

Limestone College prides itself on providing personalized advising to every student at Limestone College. In fact, we find this personalized process to be a big advantage at our school and our class registration process will impress. As a freshman, you are assigned a faculty advisor that guides you towards graduation and a schedule that best fits your academic and extracurricular activities.

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What is the cost of attendance?

$30,800 is the current cost of attendance at Limestone College. This figure includes tuition, room and board, a full meal plan, and unlimited academic support.

95% of students attending Limestone receive financial aid. With scholarship offering in academics, athletics, fine arts, military assistance, Christian education/leadership program, in addition to all applicable state, out-of-state, and federal grant monies available, Limestone College is prepared to offer a customized financial aid package that will suit you financial need

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Are students required to live on campus? What percent of students’ lives on campus?

The current housing policy states that you must be 21 or turning 21 in the semester that you are looking to move off campus. If you are commuting, your parent, guardian, grandparent must live within a 50 mile radius of the college. More than half of the students in the day program will live on campus.

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How ethnically diverse is the campus? What percent of the student body is composed of international students?

Approximately 65% Caucasian 35% African American, and close to 10% of our student body are international.

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What activities on campus are the most popular with students?

Intramural sports such as basketball, sand volleyball, flag football, and dodge ball are extremely popular and well attended by our students. Limestone College hosts two speaker series each year. One geared towards academics and educational enrichment and another series focused on athletics. Both our academic and athletic speaker series are extremely well attended.

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What campus security measures do you have? Is an escort service provided to/from the library, for night classes?

Limestone College offers 24 hour 7 day a week security with the main office housed centrally on campus. The family atmosphere of Limestone College helps our security team immensely. We can identify names and faces quickly with the small population that we have on campus. Adding high tech measures such as dorm room access cards and security cameras, Limestone College has a wonderful history of providing a safe and secure environment on campus.

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What is a liberal arts college?

A Liberal Arts College is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences. Students attending a liberal arts college generally major in a particular discipline while receiving exposure to a wide range of academic subjects, including sciences as well as the traditional humanities subjects taught as liberal arts. This allows the student to develop their communication and critical thinking skills. Additionally, it provides the student with a well-rounded education allowing them to adapt to the changing workforce.

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Where are you located?

Gaffney is located in the beautiful Upstate of SC. We are off of I-85, about 45 minutes from Greenville and 45 minutes from Charlotte. We are located in the center of everything. You have your larger cities right up the road, hiking trails all around, the Appalachian mountains 1-2hours away, the beach 3.5 -4 hours away, ski slopes 2 hours away and white water rafting anywhere from 45minutes to 2 hours. Gaffney gives you the small town setting with bigger city options within convenient driving distance.

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How many credit hours are needed to be considered as a transfer student?

Students who are transferring at least 12 credit hours are considered as a transfer student. Students who have less than 12 will come to Limestone as a Freshman.

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As a transfer student, does Limestone need my SAT/ACT scores?

Transfer students who are 21 years of age or older, in military service, or transferring 12 or more credit hours will not need to submit their scores.

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What is Limestone’s minimum GPA requirement for transfer students?

Limestone’s minimum GPA requirement is a 2.0 for transfer students.
If a student’s GPA is a little below 2.0, the student will be considered for provisional acceptance. A provisionally-admitted student is limited to 12 semester hours over a four month period and may not enroll in directed or coordinated studies. If the student successfully completes the semester, regular admission to Limestone will be recommended.

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Do transfer students need to submit their high school transcript?

Yes. Limestone will need an official copy of your final high school transcript. High school transcripts must remain in a sealed envelope and then mailed to Limestone College.
Along with your high school transcript, Limestone also needs official copies of your final college transcripts. Your college transcripts can either be sent to the college by mail or online through Parchment.
Once we receive you transcripts, our Registrar will evaluate your transcripts and then you will receive a letter in the mail regarding your acceptance.

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Once I’m accepted, what’s the next step?

If you are certain that Limestone is the right school for you, the next step will be to submit your deposit. The deposit will be $100 if you will be living on campus or $50 if you will be commuting. This deposit saves your spot here at Limestone.

When you submit your deposit, you will gain access to the LC portal which gives you access to financial aid document, housing and medical forms, as well as, register for your classes