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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.

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
The last day to deposit for the Fall 2020 semester is August 7.
All deposits are non-refundable after May 1.


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

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

complete the youniversal app


4. Log in to Lyon's online community!

After depositing, you will receive an email with information about logging into Lyon's online community. You'll use your Lyon email to access essential tools for your success. If you haven't received this email within two weeks of depositing, contact admissions@lyon.edu

student email
Your campus email is your lifeline while at college.
Through MyLyon, you can review your grades, request transcripts, and more.
Class assignments, readings, and discussions—you'll need this platform to succeed academically.
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.


5. Attend SCOTS WEEK!

Advising for the Fall 2020 semester will begin in Spring 2020. During Scots Week (August 9-16), you'll register for classes, meet with your advisor, and attend orientation sessions. Look for emailed details in the coming weeks about an online experience that will help you learn more about Lyon, prepare for orientation, and sign up for an advising appointment! After incoming freshman and transfer students move in, parents will participate in parent orientation programming and a farewell dinner.

Saturday, August 8
Move-in day for all remaining new Freshman and Transfer students

August 9-16
SCOTS Week (required orientation week for all new students)

Thursday, August 13
Move-in day for all early-arrival returning fall athletes.

Monday, August 17
Matriculation and Registration.

Tuesday, August 18
Classes begin.


6. 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.

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Residence Life Sh'Nita Mitchell.

register for student housing (part 1) 



7. Submit Your official final transcript and test score.

Please send your official final transcripts and official test scores to the Office of the Registrar by Friday, July 24.


8. FERPA: Give access to your educational records (optional).

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as Amended, Lyon College will not release your grades, schedules, financial aid, or billing information to parents, spouses, or others, unless you give permission. If you would like to grant or update permissions, fill out this form. 

update your ferpa preferences


9. Health and Wellness 

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


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


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