Process for Applying
Transfer Credit Policy
Lyon College will transfer all courses from accredited two-year and four-year institutions of higher learning, provided the courses are in areas of instruction offered by Lyon and the grade earned was a “C” or better. (Pass/Fail courses will transfer if the student can demonstrate that the grade earned would have been a “C” or better.) Normally, Lyon College will not accept correspondence course work. Transferred grades will appear on the student’s transcript, but will not be figured into the Lyon College GPA.
Students academically suspended from another institution must wait at least one semester before being admitted to Lyon. They and students on academic probation at another institution will be admitted to Lyon on academic probation.
Transfer students are required to take a physical education course at Lyon College for each year of full-time enrollment (or its equivalent) at Lyon College. All students must take Physical Fitness (PED 101) and one PED activity course or equivalent courses at other institutions. Participation in the military will be awarded physical education credit if it occurs while the student is enrolled at Lyon College.
Students currently enrolled at Lyon College must obtain permission to take academic work at other institutions if they wish to transfer the credit earned to Lyon College. All Core proficiency courses with the exception of courses in foreign languages not offered at Lyon must be verified before credit is awarded.
Lyon College reserves the right to determine course equivalence for transfer credit. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Registrar upon admission to the College, and students will be notified of their standing through their advisors.
Transfer Student Requirements
- An application for admission
- A $25 non-refundable application fee
- Official college transcripts from each college attended. Applicants with coursework earned at non-accredited institutions will be asked to verify transferable credits via placement tests. Transfer applicants wishing to transfer credit from another college should refer to the “Academic Rules and Regulations” section for the institutional policy on accepting transfer credits.
- Official SAT I or ACT scores and high school transcript
- Evidence of good academic and social standing at the last institution attended
- An essay is required for those students who do not have a 2.75 recalculated GPA