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Next Steps

Congratulations! You've been accepted to Lyon College.

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 admissions@lyon.edu.


1. File your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at fafsa.gov using your FSA ID for electronic signatures (available at fsaid.ed.gov). (US Citizens ONLY)

file your fafsa

2. Pay your deposit

We are thrilled that you've decided to come to Lyon College! Your $250 deposit guarantees a place in next year's class. All deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit online
Visit lyon.edu/deposit now!
Deposit by phone
Call (870) 307-7250 today!
Deposit by mail
Lyon College
c/o Office of Enrollment Services
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

3. Submit Your official final transcript and test score.

Please send all official test scores, if applicable, and official finalized transcripts from High School and College(s) or Universities to the Office of Enrollment Services as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, July 21. 

Request Official Transcripts (i.e. Transfer or Concurrent College Credit) from your previous school(s), or visit studentclearinghouse.org and request your official transcript(s) to be sent to Lyon College:

Lyon College
c/o Office of Enrollment Services
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

4. Complete the AR Challenge/GDS Application (Arkansas only).

Free money for Arkansas Students! Receive up to $14,000 over 4 years!



5. Log in to Lyon College's online community!

After depositing, you will receive an email with information about logging into Lyon College's online community. You'll use your Lyon email to access essential tools for your success.

student email
Your campus email is your lifeline while at college.
Through MyLyon, you can review your grades, request transcripts, and more.
Lyon App
Keep up with what happening at Lyon!
If you misplace any of this information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (870) 307-7250 or admissions@lyon.edu.


6. "Become a Scot" and attend SCOT WEEK!

Becoming a Scot (BaS) is an online experience for all new students. Becoming a Scot will help you learn more about Lyon, connect you to your advisor, and also prepare you for Scot Week! Becoming a Scot will open on April 3. Watch your Lyon email for an invitation to join it.

Advising for the Fall 2023 semester begins on April 24, 2023. Advising information and appointments will be available on BaS.

Scot Week (August 13 – 20) will help you get oriented on campus and meet your fellow classmates. More details about Scot Week will be shared during the BaS experience.



7. Fill out your housing form.

Secure your spot on campus now! 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. 

Housing information will be available starting on May 1. You can apply beginning June 1, and will receive your housing assignment July 1.

If you have questions, please contact Student Life.


Are you playing on a sports team for the Lyon College Scots?

Congratulations! We are very excited you will be a part of the Fighting Scots! Along with the above steps, student-athletes are required to complete these additional three steps. Make sure to complete these, so you can play for the Scots! Students will receive an email from Emily Wallace, Head Athletic Trainer, containing information on how to submit necessary paperwork after May 1, 2023.

1. Required by NCAA D3 and Lyon College:

All new student-athletes to Lyon College must have sickle cell test results on file in the athletic trainer's office before participating in any type of physical activity. Results may be obtained from the hospital the student-athlete was born in, or a new test may be performed at a doctor's office or urgent care.



2. Complete the athletic insurance form.

Please include a copy of your insurance card if applicable.

complete the athletic insurance form



3. Complete and submit your physical form.

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, 2023.




4. Fill out the new Lyon student-athlete questionnaire.

We are excited to have you on campus and want to learn more about you. This questionnaire helps.

Complete the student-athlete questionnaire