We value small class sizes. We believe in strong student-faculty interactions. We cultivate a communal atmosphere. These qualities are some of the many reasons to choose Lyon.
Our undergraduate liberal arts college, nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, was founded in 1872 and is one of the more historic colleges in Arkansas. We challenge our students to grow in a multi-faceted approach with a strong commitment to liberal arts education in order to mature into well-rounded, open-minded individuals.
So, why Lyon? These should answer your question:
Want to learn more about what Lyon offers? Visit our Why Lyon page for additional details on why you would excel by choosing to be a Scot!
Don't forget to scope out our academics and our campus life. If you want even more information about Lyon College, you're only one short form away.
Lyon College offers two convenient ways to submit your application. Our Lyon Application is on our website and is sent quickly to the Admissions Office. The Common Application is better for those students that want to have their high school guidance counselor upload all their information. Please select the application that is the most convenient for you.
Lyon College admits candidates who demonstrate through their achievements that they can contribute to and benefit from the Lyon experience. We expect candidates to demonstrate their commitment and readiness by participating in a college preparatory curriculum throughout their high school careers.
You'll receive an email from the Lyon College Office of Enrollment confirming the receipt of your application. You'll also receive an email from the Common Application confirming your submission. If you don't receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, be sure to contact the Common Application.
Early Action-1 (to be considered for the Honors Fellows Program and receive an admission decision before the holidays): November 15, 2018
Early Action-2 (to receive an admission decision before spring break): February 1, 2019
Regular Decision: April 1, 2019
In addition to your application for admission, please submit:
All candidates for admission who complete the application process are automatically considered for Lyon scholarships. Institutional scholarships are limited and priority is given to those who complete their applications by May 1.
Financial Aid/Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2019
Admission to Lyon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, parental status, physical disability, learning disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs.
If you are considering Lyon for your college of choice, we encourage you to take a visit to Batesville! We truly believe that once you set foot on our campus, you gain a clearer understanding of Lyon and what we have to offer.
Throughout the year, our admissions team hosts various events and programs specifically designed for future students to learn more about Lyon. Some of those programs include the following:
This event provides a terrific opportunity for prospective students to experience Lyon. Learn a bit more about the event with the video below.
In addition to the conducted and scheduled interviews, prospective Fellows have the opportunity to explore campus, talk with current Fellows, and learn about the educational direction of the program.
Now that you've been accepted to Lyon College, join us for a special day to celebrate your big achievement and be a Scot for a day! You'll have the chance to meet other future Scots; chat with current students, faculty, and alumni; and get firsthand experience of life at Lyon. This is scheduled for Friday, March 29.
Make your adjustments to college easier by joining us for Sneak Peek Day where you'll meet your roommate, visit your dorm room, and get help connecting to campus WiFi!
Maximize your summer by attending Lyon's Outdoor and ACT Prep Camp. There will be lots of sun, fun, and hardcore preparation for that all-important ACT. This unique opportunity will offer specialized ACT instruction from Stephen Leake, President of College Prep Coach, Inc., and a taste of the Lyon Education and Adventure Program (LEAP). When you aren’t learning how to raise your ACT score, you'll be ziplining, bouldering, tackling the ropes course, or playing ultimate frisbee.
For specific dates, registration information, and more details, please visit our Admissions Events page.
Now, what should you do next? We've outlined the next steps of your admissions process in the list below. Complete each action in the order listed, and you'll be ready for college in no time!
If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact email@example.com.
Lyon College awarded $10.7 million in institutional scholarships & aid last year—99 percent of last year's incoming freshmen received scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help subsidize their education. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at fafsa.gov using your FSA ID for electronic signatures (available at fsaid.ed.gov).
file your fafsa
Arkansas Students are encouraged to complete the YOUniversal App—recepients could receive up to $14,000 over 4 years.
complete the youniversal app
We are thrilled that you've decided to come to Lyon College! Your $250 deposit guarantees a place in next year's class. You can send us your deposit in any of the following ways.
Office of Enrollment Services
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, Arkansas 72501
During SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) you'll register for classes, meet your freshman advisor, and attend orientation sessions. This year, we have six SOARs planned—May 31, June 14, June 28, August 2 (football only), August 8 (cross country, cheer & dance, soccer, and volleyball only), August 15 (the day before move-in day).
register for a soar session
Complete The College Student Inventory—your results will be used to plan a program of support services.
Complete the csi survey
In this group, you can chat with other members of your class, find friends with common interests, and even plan your dorm room before you come to campus in the fall!
find your classmates on facebook
Trust us when we say it's better to live in a college dorm than in your car—this step is important, and if you want to live in premium housing, like the newly constructed or pet-friendly residence halls, you'll need to act fast! Those residence halls have limited spaces.
register for housing
Your campus email is your lifeline while at college. Through it, you'll learn about upcoming events and important campus news as well as communicate with your professors, classmates, and Lyon staff and administration. Your login credentials will be sent in a letter from the Office of Admissions. If you misplace any of this information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (870) 307-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
check your email
Please send your official final transcripts and official test scores to the Office of the Registrar at least two weeks prior to your scheduled SOAR date.
Health and Wellness will safely store your required immunization records. If you need them in the future, we can easily provide them for you. Once you are on campus, visit us for your Health and Wellness needs.
submit your records
If you love learning foreign languages but don't want to take introductory classes again, this form is for you! Answer a few questions in Spanish or French, and the foreign language faculty here will place you in a course that's at your level.
Spanish Placement Exam | French Placement Exam
Please take note of the following deadlines for each SOAR session:
May 31 SOAR | May 17 Test Receipt Deadline
June 14 SOAR | May 31 Test Receipt Deadline
June 28 SOAR | June 14 Test Receipt Deadline
August 2 SOAR | July 19 Test Receipt Deadline
August 8 SOAR | July 19 Test Receipt Deadline
August 15 SOAR | August 1 Test Receipt Deadline
If you'd like to know what's happening in Lyon's social scene, you'll want to download the Lyon app. Here, students advertise club meetings and events, seek lost items, Greek life events, and more. You will use your Lyon email to create an account.
download the mobile app
The Patient Portal facilitates better communication with Lyon's Health and Wellness office by providing convenient 24/7 access from the comfort and privacy of your own space.
visit the patient portal
Class assignments, readings, and discussions—you'll need this platform to succeed academically. Your login credentials will be sent in a letter from the Office of Admissions once you have registered for classes. If you misplace any of this information, please contact Leca McKenzie at 870.307.7361 or email@example.com.
check out schoology
Through MyLyon, you can review your grades, request transcripts, and more. Look for your login credentials in a letter from the Office of Admissions. If you misplace any of this information, please contact Leca McKenzie at 870.307.7361 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations! You will be a part of the fighting Scots! Along with the above steps, student athletes are required to complete these additional four steps. Make sure to complete these, so you can play for the Scots! For more information, check out the Student Athlete Checklist. Go Scots Go!
Time to make it official! Register with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). This will include submitting your official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores.
Please include a copy of your insurance card if applicable.
complete the athletic insurance form
We are excited to have you on campus and want to learn more about you. This questionnaire helps.
Complete the student athlete questionnaire
Lyon College requires all student athletes to have a completed physical form and insurance form on file in the athletic trainer's office before participating in any organized physical activity, like practice or games. Your physical must be dated after June 1, 2019.
Submit physical form
*As of May 1, deposits are non-refundable.
Choosing a college can be hard. A college visit can help, so schedule a visit to our campus in the scenic foothills of the Ozarks. You'll see our beautiful campus, meet our award-winning faculty, and learn more about what we have to offer. You won't regret it.
Lyon College has a beautiful camps, but we're also in an amazing town. We're located in what USA Today calls the "best city" in Arkansas: Batesville. Want to enjoy the arts, go shopping, and finish the day at a yummy local restaurant? Click the button below to see what we're talking about:
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As a team, our goal is simple – to guide you through the college decision process and assist you on determining if a future at Lyon is right for you.
Of course, we would love for you to join our family at Lyon. But, above all else, we want you to excel during your undergraduate years. Our Admissions team is happy to discuss Lyon’s advantages, your personal strengths and preferences, and possible campus visits or college fairs near you.
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academic achievements and are well prepared for the rigorous college curriculum. We seek students of varied interests and talents who represent many social, economic, and geographical backgrounds.
Admission is not limited by age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin of the applicant. Lyon expects students to demonstrate their seriousness of purpose by participating in a college preparatory curriculum throughout their high school careers. We highly recommend that preparatory work includes the following subjects:
To determine your admission, Lyon College will holistically review each file to consider success and fit.
If you would like to check your admissions status, please connect with your admissions counselor.
Lyon is more than just a college. It's a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique honor and social systems, and award-winning professors.