Undergraduate Admission

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 www.lemoyne.edu/admissions.

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 Language1 3
    Mathematics2 3-4
    Natural Science 3-4
    Social Studies 3-4
  2. College entrance examination: Applicants may submit the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Testing program (ACT). As Le Moyne is a test optional school, test scores are not required for admission, though scores must be submitted to be considered for top scholarships and for certain academic programs. Test scores are required for the following students: those who have been home schooled; students seeking admission to our direct entry physician assistant studies program, dual degree nursing program, early assurance medical or dental program, all affiliated 3-3 and 3-4 health and medical programs, and our Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP); or to be considered for our Presidential or Dean merit scholarships. For international students for whom English is not a first language, and whose educational instruction was not in English, we require either the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or the IELTS. 
  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, if desired or required (see Freshman Admission Requirements, #2). Non-native English speakers must submit either the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or the IELTS.
  5. Personal statement

Transfer Admission

Students who wish to transfer to Le Moyne from another institution are welcome and should access the application at www.lemoyne.edu/transfer.

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. www.lemoyne.edu/core.

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 all forms of 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 individual 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.