New Transfer Students

As a transfer student, you are particularly important to us because, you chose to finish your undergraduate education here. We know that your decision was carefully considered based on place, time of your life, and your educational goals and aspirations. We are priviledged to have you.

We also know that, while you are new to Le Moyne, you are not new to higher education, so we promise to recognize that fact as we interact with you. We do hope, however, that you'll notice our distinctions from other institutions. As one of 28 Jesuit insitutions in the U.S., we share a unique philosophy of cura personalis - care for the whole person. We will offer you a holistic education, providing strong learning opportunities for you to become the best in your field but also providing opportunities for you to pursue a life of meaning and contribution. You will notice these distinctions in our intimate class settings, our out-of-class experiences led by faculty and others, as you visit our administrative offices for assistance, and when you interact with your fellow students.


Because of the great opportunities here, work early to:

  • Develop a relationship with at least one faculty member each semester, a professor or advisor or department chair - whom you may ask to write recommendations for you as you pursue advanced education or employment upon graduation.

  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor - This individual will likely be a faculty member representing the major you have chosen, often the Department Chair. Undeclared students - students who are exploring majors - will meet with an advisor specially skilled in self-assessment and major exploration. He or she will play a critical role in your transition to Le Moyne. The advisor/advisee relationship is built on trust and support. You should contact your advisor to discuss academic concerns, changing your schedule, potential career paths and any issues that may be affecting your classroom performance. In return, your advisor should be available to you, provide you with resources that will aid in your success at Le Moyne, help you make informed decisions about your progress and counsel you in making decisions about your courses.


Regardless of your previous college experience, Le Moyne requires you to see your advisor each semester well in advance of registration. You advisor must approve your course schedule before you register online.

If you are a Psychology, Sociology or Criminology major, you will be required to attend a group advising session each semester to approve your course schedule before you register online. Please check your Le Moyne email account regularly as these notifications will be sent via email.


  • Seek out the Office of Academic Advising and Support (342 Reilly Hall) if you have questions as a new transfer student. Duane Melzer, our Advisor for Transfer Student Engagement is here to provide you with information or refer you to someone who will be able to answer your questions. You can contact him via email: melzerde@lemoyne.edu, or by phone at 315-445-4775.

  • Research your deepest interests alongside a faculty member in your discipline. Consider using the resources of the Office of Career Advising and Development early and often (344 Reilly Hall).

  • Set high standards: As a new transfer student if you earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 in your first semester at Le Moyne have transferred to us with at least one full year's academic credits (at least 24) from your previous institution(s), and have registered in a course of study leading to a bachelor's degree completing at least 12 credits in their first semester at Le Moyne, then you may be selected to join Le Moyne College's Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Students who quilify for membership in Tau Sigma will be notified via email and standard mail, and the yearly induction ceremony will take place each fall semester. At this ceremony, students and their families will be honored by Le Moyne faculty, administrators and staff and welcomed to the honor society by the executive board of Le Moyne's Tau Sigma chapter.
  • About Tau Sigma: Le Moyne College's charter membership began in Fall 2011 to recognize the academic achievement of the most outstanding transfer students and to help Le Moyne better serve our transfer population. Tau Sigma is an academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students." Tau Sigma members (among the most accomplished transfer students on campus) are perhaps the greatest resource available to serve Le Moyne's current and future transfer students. Society members provide information to incoming transfer students at the Transfer Express Registration and serve as mentors during both fall and spring semesters. The Gamma Pi chapter is working to include a service project as part of the group's actvities. To get more information, please contact the advisor, Duane Melzer, Le Moyne's Advisor for Transfer Student Engagement, at melzerde@lemoyne.edu or by phone to (315) 445-4775.
  • Experience a different world view by taking a service-learning course, studying abroad or finding 1-2 unique internships that will position you to be competitive in the job market.
  • Actively participate in campus life, as a resident or commuter, by simply going to one or more of our organizations, academic societies or club and intramural sports. You will be immediately welcomed. If you don't see something on campus, work to start if yourself!