Transfer Checklist

For August 2014

Welcome to Lynchburg College! To make your transition to life at Lynchburg as a transfer student as smooth a transition 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 six 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: Request Housing

If you will be living on campus, you must complete the housing preference form by July 11, so that you can be paired with a compatible roommate. Be sure to indicate that you are a transfer student when completing the form.

Remember that placements are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Assignments will be made around the week of July 21 and you will be notified through your Lynchburg College email.

Step 4: Submit Health Form

All full-time undergraduate students are required to submit a completed Health Information Form.

To get more information about the Health Center or the form, visit the Health Center web pages or contact them at 434.544.8357.

Step 5: 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. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August17. This process usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.

Step 6: Attend Transfer SOAR & Hornet Days

Transfer SOAR

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10 a.m.

We look forward to meeting you and all of the other students who will be joining us for the Fall semester at our Transfer Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)! Please feel free to bring your parents and/or guests as we will have programs just for them. Registration for orientation begins at 9 a.m. in Snidow Chapel.

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 your Link Leader, an upper class peer mentor who also transferred to LC, as well as your new classmates!

Hornet Days

Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20

We look forward to you attending our Hornet Days. During these two days you will attend Convocation, learn more about internships, study abroad, and academic life at LC. You will have the opportunity to interact with your Link Leader, as well as your new classmates! You will receive additional information about Hornet Days in the summer.

See the Hornet Days schedule (PDF).

Questions? Please contact us at orientation@lynchburg.edu or call Academic and Career Services at 434.544.8419.