Admission Requirements

LeMoyne-Owen College does not discriminate in its admission of students on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship or other protected criteria.

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment receives and processes all applications, evaluates credentials, and issue notices of acceptance to students. Inquiries regarding admission to the College should be addressed to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, (901) 435-1500 or 1 (800) 737-7778 or

Scholarship Applications

First Time College Students

The following materials are required for admission:
• Application for admission (Online application preferred –
• $25 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver
• Official final high school transcript or equivalent provided by previous school attended (with graduation date)
• SAT or ACT test score (If under age 21)
• Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
• All students must submit proof of immunizations. Documentation of 2 MMR immunizations or proof of immunity for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and documentation of 2 Varicella immunizations or proof of immunity for Varicella (Chicken Pox) are required.

First time applicants who have not earned the required 2.0 cumulative grade point average may apply for limited academic admission. The Admission Review Committee reviews the files of these applicants. Students granted Limited Academic Admission follow an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA), for the first semester of study. The EPA outlines mandatory counseling sessions, academic development sessions and the required grade point average the student must earn in the first semester.

Transfer Applicants
Transfer applicants may transfer appropriate courses from regionally accredited institutions to LeMoyne-Owen College if the grade received was “C” or better. However, to receive transfer credit, official transcripts from the previous institution(s) must be received before a student begins classes. Credits that are more than ten years old will be reviewed to determine if they are transferable. Students will not be awarded credit for coursework not at the college level or that is not appropriate to the curriculum at the College. All transfer evaluations are subject to final approval by the Office of the Registrar.

Transfer applicants must submit the following:
• Application for admission
• $25 non-refundable application fee
• Official college transcripts from any current/previous institution of higher education attended
• Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
Applicants lacking the required 2.0 cumulative GPA may still apply for admission. These applicants must submit a written statement concerning their unsatisfactory academic record along with their completed application.

If the applicant has attempted fewer than 28 college credit hours, then they must submit:
• High school transcript or equivalent (if fewer than 28 college credit hours attempted)
• SAT or ACT test score (If under age 21)


All students wishing to re-enter the College must submit the Application for Readmission. Students in financial and academic good standing may re-enter. Readmit forms and applications must be approved by several campus departments (e.g., Admissions, Fiscal Office, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Records Office and Student Affairs).

Students, who were dismissed from the College for academic or disciplinary reasons, may under unusual circumstances apply for readmission. The application should include a petition describing changes that might warrant readmission. These petitions will be acted on by the Academic Standards, Honors and Selection Committee in the case of academic dismissal and by the Judiciary Committee in the case of disciplinary dismissal.


Students applying for readmission who have attended other colleges or universities since leaving LeMoyne-Owen must submit official transcripts from each institution attended.

Transient Students

Transient Students are individuals, regularly enrolled in other institutions, who wish to take courses at LeMoyne-Owen. LeMoyne-Owen is not responsible for transfer of credit to the home institution.

To enroll as a transient student, the following must be submitted:
• Application for admission to LeMoyne-Owen College
• $25 non-refundable application fee
• Official letter from the home institution allowing you to enroll in courses at LeMoyne-Owen.

Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Applicants who do not intend to work toward a degree at LeMoyne-Owen may be accepted as non- degree seeking students. A non-degree seeking student who has completed at least 12 credit hours of work at LeMoyne-Owen and who is in good academic standing may request a change in status to that of degree-seeking student. The College’s registrar must approve such changes.

To enroll as a non-degree seeking student, the following must be submitted:
• Application for admission to LeMoyne-Owen College
• $25 non-refundable application fee
• High school transcript or equivalent
• Official college transcripts from any current/previous institution of higher education attended
• SAT or ACT test score (If under age 21)

International Students

International students, whether living abroad or in the United States, who seeks admission to LeMoyne-Owen College on a student visa, must submit the following:
• All foreign applicants must have transcripts evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service and sent directly to the college. Applicants are responsible for the costs. Costs may vary from
$50 to $250.
• A notarized financial statement from a United States Embassy showing that the applicant has enough support for at least one year in the United States. This statement must be submitted with the application for admission. This amount should be at least $19,000.00 to cover tuition fees, living expenses and other necessities for the 2018-2019 academic year. The statement must show who will provide the funds and the amount.
• An application for admission (Online application preferred –
• $25 non-refundable application fee
• College transcripts from any higher education institution previously attended.
• All international students must submit proof of immunizations. Documentation of 2 MMR immunizations or proof of immunity for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and documentation of 2 Varicella immunizations or proof of immunity for Varicella (Chicken Pox) are required.
Some students whose first language is not English may be required to take the TOEFL exam.

Acceptance to Special Programs

The following programs have admission requirements in addition to, or in place of, those for regular admissions.

Teacher Education Program

Due to the special demands of careers in teaching and special licensure requirements, admission to the College does not constitute admission to the Education Program. Students wishing to complete work in the Division of Teacher Education leading to licensure must apply for admission to the licensure program during their second year at LeMoyne-Owen while enrolled in Education 202, Portfolio Development.

Additional information is provided in the Division of Education Pre-Candidate Handbook issued while taking Education 202.

The W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Program (DBSP)

The DBSP provides promising scholars opportunities to enhance their intellectual development in a challenging and engaging environment. Entering freshmen gain admission to the DuBois Scholars Program by invitation based on academic promise. Students beyond their freshman year and transfer students may complete an application to join the program.
Interested incoming freshmen honor students should:

• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
• Prepare a personal statement
• Prepare a list of your extracurricular activities
• Submit a faculty or guidance counselor recommendation
• Make an appointment for an interview with the DBSP Director and Advisory Council
• Register for the Freshman Scholars Colloquium in the fall

Tuition & Fees

General Policies

Most LeMoyne-Owen students pay tuition costs with Federal, State and LeMoyne-Owen College funded assistance programs. More than 80% of LeMoyne-Owen students receive financial aid. Fees and charges may change periodically; therefore, the listing of any fee or charge in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the College and the student. Students must pay the fees in effect at the time they register.

Basic Charges

Tuition Semester Year
Full-time (12-18 credit hours) $5,388 $10,776
(Per semester credit hour) $449  
ASAP Fee (required each semester) $75 $150
Audit Fee (per course)** $449  
Student Activity Fee $100  
Student Technology Fee $400  
Student Health Care Fee $150  
Dormitory Room charges each semester (double occupancy) $1,800 $3,600
– (single occupancy)* $2,200 $4,400
– (single occupancy/double bed)* $3,600 $7,200
– Non-Optional Meal Plan (All Dormitories) $1,250 $2,500
– Business Assessment Fee (Business Majors only) $20 $40

* A $215 room reservation fee is required for all new applicants. Returning students must provide a $115 room reservation fee. This fee is non-refundable.

* Summer room rate is $400 per Summer term (There are two, Summer I and Summer II). Meals are NOT included. If the student’s financial aid does not cover the cost of residing in the dorm, the $400 must be paid in full prior to moving into the dorm.

** Registration to audit a particular course may be denied because of class size.

Other Fees and Charges

Admissions application fee (one time) $25
Orientation fee * $30
Academic transcript fee** $5
Degree replacement fee $30
ID replacement fee $20
Returned check fee $30
Parking Fee (faculty and staff only) $40
Graduation fee $125
Late graduation fee*** $25
Credit Prior Learning “CPL” (each) $120

*Orientation fee is assessed for orientation participants which is mandatory for all newly enrolled students.

** Please note:  Current year graduates receive two free transcripts.

***Late fee based on dates provided by Registrar’s Office according to graduation intent dates.

Payment of Fees

All fees are payable at the time of registration by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or with any major credit card. However, by signing a promissory note, a student may pay 25% of the total due by the first day of class and the remainder in equal parts according to this schedule:

Fall semester 25% by September 30, 2020 25% by October 15, 2020
25% by November 16, 2020
Spring semester 25% by February 15, 2021 25% by March 15, 2021
25% by April 15, 2021

Students with current semester charge of $500 or less at time of validation process may register in current semester with a signed promissory note to pay current semester charges by the end of the current semester.

Return of Title IV (Financial Aid) Funds/ Institutional Refund Policy
Federal regulations require each educational institution to have a written policy for the refund and repayment of aid received by students who withdraw from all classes during a term for which aid has been approved. These policies are effective only if the student completely terminates enrollment (e.g., voluntarily withdraws from all courses or is dismissed from all classes.)

The term “Title IV funds” refers to the Federal Financial Aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs:
• Federal Pell Grant Program
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
• Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
• Federal Plus Direct Loan

The calculation of the return of Title IV funds (and state funds if applicable) is determined by the date that the student withdrew from all classes. A student’s withdrawal date is determined by:
• The date the student officially notifies the institution of his/her intent to withdraw; or,
• The student’s last day of recorded class attendance or at an academically-related activity; or
• The midpoint of the enrollment period for students who leave without notifying the institution (an unofficial withdrawal).

Earned Federal Aid
Federal law requires that, when you withdraw from all your classes during the enrollment period, the amount of financial aid assistance that you have “earned” up to that point is determined by a specific formula.

The enrollment period for a program measured in credit hours is one semester. The amount of financial aid that you have earned is determined on a pro-rata basis. That is, if you withdraw after completing 40 percent of the enrollment period, you have earned 40 percent of the amount of federal aid for which you were entitled. The school takes all or a portion of your earned federal financial aid (except Federal Work-Study earnings if applicable) to pay any outstanding charges that remain on your school account.

Once you have completed more than 60 percent of the enrollment period, you earn all of your financial aid assistance for which you were entitled.

Return of Funds Allocation
In accordance with Federal regulations, financial aid funds are returned in the following order if applicable:
• Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
• Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal SEOG
• Other Title IV programs
• Other state, private and institution aid
• The student

Institutional and Student Responsibilities
Responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV/state funds include:
• Provide each student with the information given in this policy
• Identify students who are affected by this policy and complete the Return of Title IV and/or state funds calculation in accordance with federal and state regulations
• Return any Title IV funds and state funds to the appropriate program(s)
• The student’s responsibilities in regard to the return of Title IV/state funds include possible repayment of federal funds
• Return to the Title IV programs any funds that were disbursed directly to the student and which the student was determined not to have earned in accordance with federal and state regulations.


Full-time students, whose course load falls below 12 credit hours because courses are cancelled by the College, or because they formally drop courses before the end of the drop period, become part- time students. Students who become part-time may lose support from certain financial aid programs. If the College cancels, the student will not be charged the appropriate portion of his/her tuition.

If a student has attended classes, the full semester’s tuition is due and payable to the College regardless of the date of withdrawal, unless the student withdraws due to protracted illness or injury.

If the illness or injury prevents the completion of the semester’s academic work, as certified by a physician, a pro-rata refund will be issued on the following basis:
Official Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
By end of first week of class 100%
By end of second week of class 75%
By end of third week of class 50%
By end of fourth week of class 25%
After fourth week of class 0%

A semester’s activity fee cannot be refunded in whole or part. There are no pro-rata refunds of a semester’s room and board fees.

Federal Title IV funds will be returned to the federal agency based on the federal pro-rata refund calculation. After the Census Date (last day to validate), which is typically the 14th class day of the semester, the full semester’s tuition is due.

There are no refunds on certain third-party tuition assistance programs such as WIN, TN Vocational Rehabilitation and AmeriCorp to name a few.

Some scholarships (including all LOC scholarships) are non-refundable.

Refunds are disbursed after 60% completion of coursework each semester.