Next Steps

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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


Student athletes complete your additional steps here.



1. File your FAFSA.

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 using your FSA ID for electronic signatures (available at

file your fafsa



2. Complete your YOUniversal App (Arkansas students only).

Arkansas Students are encouraged to complete the YOUniversal App—recepients could receive up to $14,000 over 4 years.

complete the youniversal app



3. 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. You can send us your deposit in any of the following ways.


Deposit online


Deposit by phone

(870) 307-7250


Deposit by mail

Office of Enrollment Services
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, Arkansas 72501



4. Register and attend a SOAR.

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



5. Complete the College Student Inventory.

Complete The College Student Inventory—your results will be used to plan a program of support services.

Complete the csi survey



6. Join our Class of 2023 Facebook group.

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



7. Fill out your housing form.

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



8. Log in to your campus email (and check it often)!

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

check your email



9. Submit Your official final transcript and test score.

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. 



10. Submit your required immunization records.

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



11. Complete your foreign language placement exam (optional).

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



12. Download the Lyon app (optional).

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



13. Register for the Patient Portal.

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



14. Sign in to Schoology.

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

check out schoology



15. Log in to MyLyon.

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

visit mylyon



16. Check out the 2019 Relocation Guide

experience independence



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

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!



1. Register with the NAIA.

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.




2. Complete the athletic insurance form.

Please include a copy of your insurance card if applicable.

complete the athletic insurance form



3. 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



4. 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, 2019.

Submit physical form


*As of May 1, deposits are non-refundable.