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Graduate Student Pre-Applicant Letter

Dear Graduate Program Pre-Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University. If you would like to receive the formal application package and additional graduate program information please fill out our Preliminary Application Form. This form has been designed to help us evaluate your chances of being admitted to our highly competitive program before completing the comprehensive admission forms and paying the application fee. Please complete and submit the form as soon as possible.

Please note the following minimum admission requirements set by the university:

  • International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Material Science and Engineering Department requires Computer/Paper Based TOEFL Test Scores or the “New” Internet Based TOEFL Test (iBT) scores within 2 years.

    Minimum scores that students should not fall below in order to be admitted to the Material Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University without some remedial language assistance.

    Individual iBT “skill section score” recommendations are: Writing -- 22; Speaking -- 23; Reading -- 20; Listening -- 20 (Composite = 85)
     
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test is also required with a score of 75 percentile or better (in Quantitative and Analytical areas).
  • An official transcript from each university attended is required. All transcripts should be converted to the American 4.0 grading scale, if possible.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from qualified individuals to evaluate the applicant's academic achievement and potential for graduate studies.
  • A $75 non-refundable application fee. This fee can not be waived.
  • The deadline for fall semester applications is January 15. The spring semester deadline is December 1. The deadline for financial aid for the academic year is January 15.
  • Admission to the MS&E program is NOT awarding of financial aid. The granting of research or fellowship awards is by competition. The availability of funds is always limited.
  • Visa papers are issued only to students admitted as regular, full-time students, who show proof of financial support by documents.
I look forward to receiving your fully-completed Preliminary Application form, which will be reviewed by our graduate committee. IF THE FORM IS NOT COMPLETED, IT CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.

Sincerely,

Lisa Arechiga
Graduate Coordinator

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