Access (age 25 and over) and Second-Degree Checklist

For August 2015

To make your transition to life at Lynchburg as an Access (age 25 and over) or second-degree student as smooth as possible, we offer programs and events specifically for you. We're also available to answer your questions any time.

Get ready for LC in five easy steps:

Step 1: Contact Your Academic Advisor

Within a week after you pay your reservation deposit, you will receive a letter with your advisor’s name and contact information. You should contact your advisor to discuss your class schedule.

Make sure you have sent your final transcripts from all previous institutions and reviewed your transcript evaluation to make sure you do not enroll in courses you do not need to take.

Before you meet with your advisor:

  • Review your transfer credit evaluation and have it with you. You should receive this from the Registrar’s office.
  • Become familiar with the academic catalog and the course requirements for the major(s) in which you are interested.
  • Come prepared with any questions you may have regarding your major, career interests, internships, etc.

In addition to helping you plan your schedule, your advisor can:

  • Help you create a long-term plan for graduation
  • Tell you about major-specific clubs, organizations, and other opportunities
  • Advise you about opportunities for internships, research, or study abroad programs
  • Help you explore post-graduate education and career opportunities

Step 2: Register for Classes Online

After you talk with your academic advisor, you can register for classes online at myLC.

You will receive instructions for how to register online from the Registrar’s office. If you have any questions about online registration, please call 434.544.8218.

Please note: If a class you want is closed, speak to your advisor. Your advisor may suggest alternatives that will still help you progress along in your program.

Step 3: Submit Health Form (optional)

All full-time undergraduate students need to complete the health form regardless of whether you live on or off campus. As an Access or Second Degree student, you are not required to submit a health form, but you cannot use the health services on campus without submitting this form.

To get more information about the health center and details about the form, go to our Health Center website for required information or contact them at 434.544.8357.

Step 4: Check In to the College

All new students must check in to the College before they can attend orientation or begin classes. This is where you will get your student ID, obtain your parking pass, get the keys to your room if you are living on campus, and take care of all other campus business. (If you need a parking pass, please bring your Driver’s License, proof of insurance, and car registration with you when you come to check in!)

You may check into the College in Schewel Hall from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 13. This process usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Step 5: Attend Access & Second Degree SOAR

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6 p.m.
East Room, Burton Dining Hall (located in the Drysdale Student Center)

We look forward to meeting you and all of the other students who will be joining us for the Fall semester at our Access & Second Degree Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)! Please feel free to bring your parents and/or guests. Registration for orientation begins at 5 p.m. in the East Room, which is located in the Drysdale Student Center.

At orientation, you will receive your official class schedule, meet with campus offices and faculty and staff, and learn about LC's academic policies and procedures. You'll also meet and interact with other new students!

Questions? Please contact us at or call Academic and Career Services at 434.544.8419.