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Undergraduate Admission & Financial Aid

Freshman Admission

Le Moyne College welcomes applications from students with various backgrounds and interests who have distinguished themselves by their achievements in high school. All qualified applicants are eligible for admission regardless of race, color, age, sex, physical disability, religion or national origin. Applications for admission are available through the Office of Admission or online at

Freshman Admission Requirements

Admission to Le Moyne is determined by the following criteria:

  1. High school record: Applicants will typically be expected to have achieved at least an 80-percent average in academic subjects and to rank in the upper half of their class. Strength of the academic program (both the level and the courses taken) is the single most important factor in the admission decision. College policy stipulates that all freshman applicants must have a high school diploma or GED before matriculation to Le Moyne College can occur.
    The student must graduate from an accredited high school and normally should complete a minimum of 16 academic units in the following distribution:
    English 4
    Foreign Language* 3
    Mathematics ** 3-4
    Natural Science 3-4
    Social Studies 3-4
  2. College entrance examination: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the test battery of the American College Testing program (ACT). Although not primary, this additional assessment of an applicant’s achievement provides important supplemental information in determining admission to the College or to a particular program of study.
  3. Recommendation of the high school: Applicants are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a guidance/college counselor or three letters of recommendation from clergy, coaches, employers, teachers, etc.
  4. Other information: An outline of principal academic and extracurricular activities and achievements is part of the application form. While not required, campus visits are strongly recommended and personal interviews are encouraged.

* While three units in a foreign language is the standard, students are encouraged to continue with language through the senior year in order to best prepare for language study in college.

**Students are encouraged to complete a four unit sequence of college preparatory mathematics courses, including, at a minimum, Algebra I, geometry and Algebra II. Students failing to achieve the minimum standard may be accepted at the discretion of the Admission Committee, but these students will be required to successfully complete a non-credit intermediate algebra course in the first year and prior to any credit bearing mathematics course. Students planning to major in biological sciences, natural systems science, chemistry, mathematics or physics should make plans to complete four years of college preparatory mathematics prior to enrollment as freshmen.

Freshman Application Requirements

A completed application package includes:

  1. A completed freshman application (fee waived online)
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Guidance/College Counselor Recommendation Form or three letters of recommendation from clergy, coaches, employers, teachers, etc.
  4. Official SAT or ACT scores or TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers)
  5. Personal statement

Transfer Admission

Students who wish to transfer to Le Moyne from another institution are welcome and should access the application at

Transfer Admission Requirements

Applications for transfer admission are evaluated on the strength of the academic program in college, the grades earned and the applicability of the coursework to a Le Moyne degree. For students transferring to Le Moyne from regionally accredited institutions and from academic programs similar to the intended major at Le Moyne, the following guidelines usually apply:

  1. The student must have earned at least a 2.6 cumulative G.P.A. for admission to most programs.
  2. Proficiency in English, mathematics and the intended area of study must be demonstrated in the academic record. In mathematics, all students must have successfully completed at least the third year of college preparatory high school mathematics or intermediate algebra at the college level.
  3. Transfer students may use transfer credit to fulfill a core requirement when the transfer course is equivalent to the core course. Residency requirements may apply.

Transfer Application Requirements

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply well in advance of the announced deadlines.

A completed application package includes:

  1. A completed transfer application
  2. Official transcript from each college attended or where credit has been earned
  3. Personal statement
  4. If you have completed (post high-school graduation) fewer than 24 college credit hours at the time of application, you must submit an official high school transcript.

Transfer students are eligible for merit-based and for need-based financial aid.

Transfer of Credit

Le Moyne makes a sincere effort to transfer credits to the student’s best educational advantage, provided that the previous coursework is applicable to the Le Moyne degree program. Please visit the Registrar’s website ( for more information on Le Moyne’s policy and procedures for accepting transfer credit.

Advanced Placement

Le Moyne College supports the Advanced Placement programs of the College Entrance Examination Board and acknowledges the accomplishments of those students who, through high scores on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, have demonstrated special academic achievement in high school. At the same time, the College recognizes that only students who are judged to be adequately prepared should be admitted to courses and programs. The College will therefore award college-level credit based on the College's AP Credit Policy if a specific score is met. For more information and to view a copy of the College’s AP Policy, please visit the Registrar’s website:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Le Moyne College grants academic credit for some subject examinations of CLEP to students who are already enrolled in the College and to applicants for admission. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s website:

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is accepted by Le Moyne College and reviewed on an indidvual basis. Credit is determined by the score received on the exam as well as the diploma earned. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s website

Financial Aid

Le Moyne College considers it essential to provide assistance to students whose personal and family resources are inadequate to meet the full cost of education. The College has developed a comprehensive program of scholarships, grants, loans and employment to supplement resources of full-time students.

More detailed information is available at the Office of Financial Aid. Costs can be found on the Bursar's office website.

Important Steps in Applying for Funds

In order to apply for all the aid available through Le Moyne, an incoming student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at, and should be complete by Feb. 15.

Returning students must file the NYS TAP Application and the FAFSA. If requested, students and/or parents must submit documents to fulfill federal verification requirements. All forms should be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 15 each year.

Any type of financial aid administered by the College may be revoked in the event that a discrepancy between the applicant’s statement of need and his or her current financial status is discovered.

Academic Requirements for Receiving Le Moyne or Federal Financial Aid

Any student receiving Le Moyne or federal financial aid must maintain satisfactory academic standing as outlined in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Additionally, such a student must meet the quantity and time-limit requirements on eligibility for Le Moyne and federal funds that are outlined in the chart below.

Credit hours successfully completed for half-time or three-quarter-time students will be adjusted accordingly.

Students within the academic-probation range of the G.P.A. will be individually reviewed for the quantity and time-limit requirements. These guidelines are outlined in the Academic Information section. Such a student thus remains eligible for aid. Also, the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management may grant waivers to those who fall below the quantity and time-limit requirements if the student demonstrates mitigating circumstances.

Quantity Requirements

Credit Hours Attempted 0-36 37-89 90+
Percent of attempted credit hours successfully completed (grade of D or better) 50% 60% 75%

Time Limits on Receiving Le Moyne or Federal Aid as a Full-time Student

Academic years completed as a full-time student 1 2 3 4 5 6
Minimum number of credit hours successful completed 18 36 54 72 90 120

Academic Guidelines for New York State Financial Aid

Students who have received an Award Certificate for any New York state funds must meet the academic guidelines described below. It is the responsibility of Le Moyne College to certify that all New York state eligibility requirements have been met. The date of certification is the day after the end of the five-week tuition refund period.

Recipients of New York state funds are encouraged to contact the financial aid office for clarification concerning these regulations.

1. Pursuit of Program (Attendance):
Student must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
First-Year Award Received — Student must complete 50 percent of minimum full-time load per semester.
Second-Year Award Received — Student must complete 75 percent of minimum full-time load per semester.
Third-and Fourth-Year Award Received — Student must complete 100 percent of minimum full-time load per semester.

2. Standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purpose of Determining Eligibility for State Student Aid:
A. Payments starting prior to 2010-2011 and special academic programs.

Before being certified for this payment
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Students must have accrued at least this many credits
0 3 9 21 33 45 60 75 90 105
With at least this G.P.A.
0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

B. Payments starting in 2010-2011 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Students must have accrued at least this many credits
0 6 15 27 39 51 66 81 96 111
With at least this G.P.A.
0 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0


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