For August 2019
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 Lynchburg in five easy steps:
Contact your Academic Advisor
After paying your reservation deposit, you will receive a letter in April with your advisor’s name and contact information. You should contact your advisor to discuss your class schedule.
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
Register for Classes Online
After you talk with your academic advisor, you can register for classes online at myLynchburg.
You will receive instructions from your academic advisor on how to register online for your classes. 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.
Submit Health Form (optional)
All full-time undergraduate students need to complete the health form (PDF) 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.
Check-In to the University
All new students must check in to the University before they can 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 University in Schewel Hall from 9:00AM-3:30PM on any of the following dates:
- Friday, August 23
- Saturday, August 24
This process usually takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Register and Attend Access & Second Degree SOAR
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:30pm
West Room 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 4:00PM in the West Room, which is located on the third floor 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 Lynchburg academic policies and procedures. You’ll also meet and interact with other new students!
Questions? Please contact us at or call the Academic Achievement Center at (434) 544-8419.