Jul 16, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions


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The admissions staff considers each applicant for admission on three main criteria: ability, character and motivation.

Applying to Lyndon:  All undergraduate applicants are encouraged to apply online.

Lyndon is authorized to accept applications from all qualified Vermont and non-resident high school graduates, or persons holding a GED. Students who do not wish to enter a degree program are welcome to enroll in appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses on a space-available basis without formal admission to the college. The College has the right to refuse non-matriculated registration on the basis of any previous record at the college.

The College offers both an Early Action admission opportunity (students who apply by November 1 will receive their admissions decision by December 15) and a rolling admissions option for students who apply later than November 1 (students are admitted on a space-available basis).  A non-refundable fee of $46 or fee waiver must accompany each application. Students who are accepted for admission are required to send a $200 deposit by the National Candidate’s Reply date of May 1, which is applied toward tuition and fees. After May 1, this deposit is non-refundable.

Candidates for graduate study must use the paper application, which may be downloaded from the admissions web site, or may be obtained by visiting the Admissions Office. For programs and requirements, see the online Lyndon State College graduate catalog at www.lyndonstate.edu and follow the quick link to Online Catalog.

Housing Guidelines: Unmarried students who are accepted to Lyndon as first-year students are required to live on campus for two academic years to the extent that campus housing is available. Those accepted as sophomores are required to live on campus for one academic year. Students whose permanent legal domiciles are within reasonable daily commuting distance, or who are at least 23 years of age, are exempted from living on campus. Exceptions due to extraordinary circumstances may be authorized by the Director of Residential Life. Students intending to live on campus must submit the $100 housing fee, which is refundable until July 1.  Any local student or a student of junior or senior standing who decides to live in a College residence must reside on campus for the full term of the housing contract, which is issued for a full academic year.
 


First Year Students

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A complete application includes: a completed application form (submitted online or via paper); an official secondary school transcript; recommendations from guidance counselors and/or teachers; an essay; and SAT or ACT scores.  Recommended secondary school preparation includes: four years of college preparatory English and at least two years each of college preparatory history, science, mathematics (algebra) and a foreign language. Atmospheric Sciences and Exercise Science applicants are recommended to have taken pre-calc and physics prior to enrolling at Lyndon.  Specific courses suggested for some areas of study are noted under the descriptions of Lyndon’s degree programs.

For home-schooled applicants, Lyndon relies on the home schooling guidelines put forth by the state in which the applicant resides.  We accept the following Proofs of Graduation:  Official General Education Development (GED) scores; evidence that the applicant has followed the guidelines set forth by their state of residence - this evidence may include a Certificate of Completion if a home study program or evidence of annual approval of your program as required within your home state (an official transcript of any course work taken at a local high school is also required); high school diploma (some home schooled students receive a diploma from their area secondary school).

A non-refundable fee of $46 must accompany each application. Students who are accepted for admission are required to send a $200 deposit by the preferred date of May 1, which is applied toward tuition and fees. After May 1, this deposit is non-refundable.
 

Transfer Students

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Transfer applicants must submit with their application: an official transcript from each college-level institution attended; a high school transcript showing graduation date; one letter of recommendation; the essay. A transcript is required even if you are not requesting credit from a particular institution.  Transfer credit may be given for appropriate courses completed with a grade of C- or above at regionally accredited institutions. United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) courses and study completed at service schools will be credited as recommended by the American Council on Education in disciplines taught at Lyndon. Students who enter Lyndon with a two-year degree will be placed in junior-level courses when possible.

Transfer students must meet Lyndon’s general and major requirements to earn a degree. Students transferring into Lyndon to earn a Lyndon Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree who have earned a previous Associate in Arts Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education are waived from the full Lyndon general education requirement.

 

Readmission After Withdrawal or Dismissal

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A student who has withdrawn from Lyndon may apply for readmission by filling out a form available at The Admissions Office.

A student who has been dismissed may apply for re-admission on a form available at the Admissions Office. Re-admission is contingent on the completion of 12+ credits of strong academic work at another institution.  In some cases, a dismissed student may be required to secure a statement of admissibility to a major program from an academic department. The decision to re-admit a student is based on the reasons for dismissal and the accomplishment of coursework at a level that indicates the student will now succeed in the program.

The Admissions Office will consider the recommendations of the Academic Dean, and when applicable, the academic department, as well as records of social, financial and judicial actions in considering requests for re-admission.

Part-Time Students

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Applicants for degree programs may enroll as part-time students in the regular session for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester. While Lyndon has no special rules regarding part-time degree candidates, financial aid may be affected.

Advanced Placement

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Applicants who have completed examinations through the CEEB Advanced Placement Program with minimum grades of 3 are granted both advanced-placement and course credit, following evaluation by the Associate Registrar and appropriate department chairs. Further information is available from the Admissions Office.

Early Admissions (High School Seniors)

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The early admission program allows qualified students who display exceptional ability and maturity and have exhausted the educational opportunities at their high schools to enroll at Lyndon as high school seniors. Under this initiative, students will complete the equivalent of their senior year in high school as new students at Lyndon. Students must schedule an interview with admissions for review of qualifications.  Early admissions applicants must have the consent and cooperation of secondary school officials.

Early Acceptance Program (High School Students)

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Under the early acceptance plan, Lyndon allows high school students to apply early to the college. A candidate who wishes to be considered for this program can apply after the completion of the junior year and before November 1 of their senior year. The student must present a high school GPA of 3.0.

Adult/Non-Traditional Students and Credit by Examination or Experience

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Lyndon is proud of a long tradition of serving the adult and non-traditional student. Lyndon has set admission criteria for adult students 23 years or older to allow the experiences of these adult students to play a bigger part in the admissions process.

Employment experience, volunteer work, vocational or professional training can provide a substantial body of knowledge that may complement or substitute for formal college study. Therefore, students who are starting or returning to college after years of career and/or family life might be able to receive credit for prior learning and life experience through the Assessment of Prior Learning option offered at the Community College of Vermont (CCV). In cooperation with the Office of External Programs of the Vermont State Colleges, Lyndon awards credit for demonstrated competency from prior learning and life experience. Students enroll at the Community College of Vermont for the course Educational Assessment and Portfolio Preparation (EDU 1240) where they document all activities related to college-level work. Please talk with an admissions counselor about any of these programs for nontraditional students.

The CEEB College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers credit by examination to those who believe they have achieved college-level learning through on-the-job training, independent study, correspondence courses, or televised lectures. Candidates may select any of the five general examinations, or choose from a variety of specific subject examinations. Each test awards from three to six credits if passed above the minimum scores established by the CEEB, and may be used to waive required or prerequisite courses in Lyndon’s degree programs. Details concerning test dates and fees are available from: CLEP, College Entrance Examination Board, Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08540. For further information, contact the Registrar’s Office.

New England Regional Student Program

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Special tuition rates are offered to students from other New England states who are degree candidates in academic areas not offered by educational institutions in their home state. Under the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Regional Student Program, Lyndon provides qualified students with a significant tuition reduction over that usually paid by non-residents. The reduced tuition rate is considered to be part of a student’s financial aid award and is dependent on formal admission to an appropriate degree program and satisfactory progress toward that degree.

New England Regional Student Program (NEBHE - Eligible Programs 2013-2014)

Major Program  

Degree

 

CT

 

MA

 

ME

 

NH

 

RI

 Animation and Illustration  

B.F.A.

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

Applied Psychology/Human Services   B.S.   X           X    
Atmospheric Sciences  

B.S.

 

 X

 

X

 

X

 

 X

 

X

 Computer Information System/Atmospheric Sciences  

B.S.

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

Design   B.F.A.           X   X   X
E-Journalism Arts   A.S.   X   X   X   X   X
E.Journalism Arts   B.S.   X   X   X   X   X
Mountain Recreation Management  

B.S.

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 Music Business and Industry  

B.S.

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 Sustainability Studies  

B.S.

  X   X       X   X
 Visual Communications   A.S.   X               X
 Visual Communications   B.S.   X               X

  

The Regional Student Program is open to new and transfer students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Program eligibility is based upon the academic year the student enters Lyndon State College and the above program eligibility, subject to change without notice. For further information, contact the Admissions Office, or visit our web site at www.lyndonstate.edu.

Good Neighbor Policy

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The Good Neighbor Policy provides a tuition scholarship for students whose legal residence is one of several designated towns in northern New Hampshire. Students are billed at full out-of-state tuition rates, but receive waivers that have the effect of reducing tuition to 50 percent above Vermont resident tuition, a significant savings over that usually paid by non-residents. A list of towns is available from the Admissions Office and on the LSC admissions web site at www.lyndonstate.edu.

International Admissions

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International applicants use the same application as all undergraduate applicants. The fee for applying via paper is $46. The tuition deposit for international students is $1500; the housing deposit is $100.

Documentation required from international applicants includes: application for admission; International Student Financial Statement (ISFS); bank letter on bank letterhead showing funds available for first year; original (or certified copies) and officially translated transcripts from all secondary schools and/or colleges attended; two letters of recommendation; proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or other approved test – see web site); application fee; copy of passport.

Regardless of US residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students whose secondary schooling has been outside the US in a country where English is not the principal language. Acceptable English proficiency scores for various tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) [a score of 500+ on the paper and pencil test; 173 on the computer-based test; or 61 on the Internet-based test ]; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [a score 6 or higher]; or the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) [a score of 76 or higher].  Students who have achieved a grade of B or better in a college-level English Composition course in residence at an accredited US college (not a foreign affiliate) are exempt from this requirement. English courses that are designated ESL, non-native, or which require a special support component, as well as courses taken outside the US, are not acceptable. Please also note that Lyndon does not accept any correspondence courses.

All international applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application, credentials and test scores, and all financial documents required for an I-20 by the November 1 for spring applicants or March 31 for fall applicants.
 
Once you are accepted as an international student and have responded by sending a deposit and required declaration of finances signed by a bank official, or a certified bank statement, Lyndon State College will issue you an INS (United States Immigration and Naturalization Service) form I20. This form allows you to apply to the U.S. Embassy or consulate in your home country for an F1 Visa. This visa allows you to enter and remain in the U.S. as long as you maintain full-time student status.

Students tranferring from US high schools or colleges must complete the ISAR (International Student Advisor Report) before a Lyndon-issued I-20 will be created.

Detailed information and forms for international applicants may be found on at www.LyndonState.edu/international
 
 

AFROTC and Army ROTC

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Through a dual-enrollment agreement with Lyndon State College and Air Force ROTC, we are able to provide commissioning opportunities to students who wish to become United States Air Force Officers.  Additionally, the Air Force has scholarship funds available to assist qualified candidates to continue their studies, while earning commissions as Second Lieutenants in the Air Force.  For more information, contact the Unit Admissions Officer at Air Force ROTC Detachment 867, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont.  Call 1-800-468-6679 (press “1” for admissions, then ask for the Air Force ROTC Department) or visit us on the web at www.norwich.edu/cadets/airforcerotc.html.

 

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