Categories of Entrance into Lyon College

Students may apply to Lyon College as degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students. A student in either category may apply as a full-time (not less than twelve semester hours) or part-time (fewer than twelve semester hours) student. Degree-seeking students may apply for entry in the fall or spring semester, although it is more common for them to enter Lyon in the fall; non-degree-seeking students may apply for entry in the fall, spring, or summer term. Only degree-seeking students (full- or part-time) are eligible for financial aid.

A degree-seeking student who has earned a high school diploma or a GED certificate but has not enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student at another institution of higher learning prior to enrolling at Lyon is classified as a first-time student. A degree-seeking student who has earned a high school diploma or a GED certificate and has enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student at another institution of higher learning prior to enrolling at Lyon is classified as a transfer student. A student who enrolled at Lyon as a degree-seeking student withdrew prior to completing a baccalaureate degree, and seeks readmission as a degree-seeking student may be classified either as a transfer student or as a readmitted student, depending on circumstances.

There are also several categories of non-degree-seeking student. An auditing student is one who enrolls in a course without receiving credit. A post-baccalaureate student is a full- or part-time student who already holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. A transient student is a student who is pursuing a degree at another institution of higher learning while taking courses at Lyon.