Admitted International Freshman: Next Steps



  1. VISIT THE CAMPUS [ + ]

    One of the best ways to become familiar with Lewis University is to visit the beautiful campus in person, but virtual tours are also available.  

    • Individual Visits: Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9am, 11am, and 2pm. Students and parents may schedule an individual visit by calling the Office of Admission at (815) 836-5250 or by registering online at Individual Visits.

    • Virtual Tours: Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including dorm rooms, classrooms, the campus library, dining areas, recreation facilities, and the Chapel. To get started, visit www.lewisu.edu/vtour.

    For other opportunities to see the Lewis University campus in person before attending classes, see Campus Visits.


  2. DECLARE YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL [ + ]

    Login to the myLewis portal, click on the Admitted Students tab, then click on the payment link to submit the $100 tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is fully refundable until May 1. If you are entering the USA for the first time within five months, the tuition deposit must be $300.


  3. SECURE YOUR SPOT IN CAMPUS HOUSING [ + ]

    If you plan to live on campus, login to the myLewis portal and submit the online housing application with an additional deposit of $100. The housing deposit is fully refundable until May 1.


  4. ATTEND A SOAR PROGRAM SESSION [ + ]

    The Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) program will get you started with your academic career at Lewis University. Participation in SOAR is mandatory for all incoming international students. Your admission counselor will inform you of the date and time of your SOAR session.


  5. SEND YOUR FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT [ + ]

    High school graduation and grades still need to be verified once you enroll.

    • If you have studied in the United States before, please make arrangements to have your official final high school transcript (which includes graduation date) mailed once your final grades are posted, to the following address:

      Lewis University
      Office of Admission
      One University Parkway
      Romeoville, IL 60446

    • If you have studied out of the United States before, please send your final high school transcript (which includes graduation date) to the Transcript Evaluation company of your choice (e.g. One Earth Evaluations, Educational Perspectives, ECE, or WES) and ask them for an updated evaluation of your final grades. You must tell the company to send the evaluation to Lewis University.

    If a decline in grades occurs after acceptance, Lewis University reserves the right to rescind the admission offer.


  6. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS [ + ]

    All students are required to submit immunization and medical history forms. International students are required to submit the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Test Forms.

    IMMUNIZATION POLICY

    The Illinois College Student Immunization Act requires ALL students born after January 1, 1957 enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours on the Romeoville campus to provide written evidence of current immune status with respect to certain communicable diseases. Documentation must be submitted to campus Health Services by September 1 for Fall classes and by February 1 for Spring classes. Students not in compliance by or before the deadline will have a Medical Hold for future class registration and cannot add, drop or make any schedule changes until compliance is met. Students who are not compliant by the grace period, 1st week in October (for Fall classes) or the 1st week of March (for Spring classes),  will also have a non-refundable $50 late fee assessed.

    Students and parents can contact the Health Center with any other questions at (815) 836-5455, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  7. PREPARE FOR CLASS [ + ]

    You can find the dates for the first day of classes, finals, and everything in between on the Lewis Academic Calendar.

    Still have questions?
    If you need clarification or have any questions about these items, please contact your Admission Counselor at (815) 836-5250 or admissions@lewisu.edu. If you need assistance with the myLewis portal please contact your Counselor. For all other portal errors contact the IT Department’s Service Desk at (815) 836-5950 or ServiceDesk@lewisu.edu.