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Lewis University 2010-2011
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL
60446-2200
http://www.lewisu.edu
Telephone: (
800)-897-9000
 

Know the Lewis University Facts
Annual tuition: $23,780/year
Annual room & board $8,600 avg/year

Total Enrollment: 6,000
Distance from Moraine in miles: 20 SW
Minimum GPA for admission: 2.0/4.0; see the section on Lewis Transfer Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements below. Accepts the IAI General Ed. Core? 
Yes, see the section on IAI Acceptance below.
Online application:
www.lewisu.edu/admissions/application.htm

 

Maximum hours accepted for transfer from community college: 72 semester hours Immunization Required? Yes, see pg. 50 of the 2010-11 Undergraduate Catalog or online at www.lewisu.edu/academics/catalog/index.htm
Application fee: Yes, $40 Number of hours to be considered a transfer student: 12 Scholars Program Available? Yes, see www.lewisu.edu/academics/scholars/index.htm

 

Contact: Admissions Office
Telephone: (815)
836-5250
Transfer Guides can be viewed at:    http://www.lewisu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/pdf/Moraine Valley.pdf
 
Lewis University Programs
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered
B.A.-Bachelor of Arts
B.S.-Bachelor of Science
B.S.N. - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
B.E.S.- Bachelor of Elected Studies
Majors
For a complete listing of majors offered at Lewis look online at: www.lewisu.edu/academics/programs/ugrad.htm
 
Find Important Lewis University Information
Admissions Information:
www.lewisu.edu/admissions/transfer/index.htm
admissions@lewisu.edu
Online Course Catalog:
www.lewisu.edu/academics/programs/catalog.htm
Financial Aid Information:
www.lewisu.edu/admissions/finaid/financial.htm
phone: 815-836-5263
International Student Information:
www.lewisu.edu/studentservices/iss/index.htm
FAFSA on the web
www.fafsa.gov
Scholarship Information:
www.lewisu.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.htm
Open House information:
www.lewisu.edu/admissions/visit.htm
Application form available online at:
www.whatsnextillinois.org/applications/lewis_university/apply.html

Virtual Campus Tour: www.lewisu.edu/virtualtour/index.htm

Housing Information:
www.lewisu.edu/studentservices/housing/index.htm
 
Learn about the Lewis University Colleges
Lewis University Transfer Admission Information

     LEWIS Transfer Admission Information-
      A transfer student applicant (traditional programs) is defined as a degree-seeking student who has
      earned a minimum of 12 semester hours of transferable credit at a regionally accredited post-
      secondary institution. Those with less than 12 hours should refer to first-year entrance requirements.

 
      Lewis University�s recommended transfer application deadline is: June 1 for fall admission and
       November 1
for spring admission. (Aviation and Nursing students should apply sooner-see Nursing
      requirements below.)
 

  • Complete the application for admission and send it to the Office of Admission with the $40
    application fee. You may also apply online at
    www.whatsnextillinois.org/applications/lewis_university/apply.html.
  • Submit official transcripts directly to Lewis University's Office of Admission from all institutions
    of higher education previously attended.


      Lewis Transfer Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
      Transfer student applicants need to have earned a minimum of 2.0 cumulative transfer grade
      point average (higher for some majors) based upon all transferable courses to be considered
      for admission. The Office of Admission will fully review a student's file to determine the
      likelihood of success at Lewis University. (Transfer students are not required to submit
      ACT or SAT scores or high school transcript.) 

     Other major admission requirements:
     Nursing: 2.75
     Special Education and Secondary Education: 2.75
     Elementary Education: 2.75

     * GPA's may be subject to change based upon available resources and space limitations.

Term of Interest Priority Deadline
Fall Term June 1
Spring Term November 1
  • Transfer applicants must have all previous official college transcripts sent.

Transfer Grade/Course Evaluation
 
A, B, C Accepted and computed in GPA - must earn "C" in COM-101 and COM-102
D Accepted as transfer credit provided that the applicant has a cumulative �C� average and the �D� grades are not in courses required by the major or minor. Grades of �D� are not accepted in College Writing.

     A maximum of four hours will transfer in physical activity courses.  
There are no time limits with respect to when credits were earned in order to be accepted
for transfer,
with the exception of science courses when applying for Biology and Nursing.
 

Dual Admission to MVCC and Lewis University                                                     

     Moraine Valley students planning to transfer to Lewis University are encouraged to take advantage
     of the Dual Admissions Program offered by Lewis and Moraine Valley. Participating in this program will
     allow you to receive academic advising and transfer planning assistance from both a Moraine Valley
     advisor and a Lewis advisor throughout your enrollment at Moraine Valley.  Applications to Lewis
     University and Moraine Valley Community College must be completed for dual admission.
 

Standard Transfer Options to meet Lewis General Education Requirements
  1. Transfer after completing Moraine Valley Community College�s Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate
    of Science (A.S.) degree (note: the AFA and AAS do not meet this requirement). Students desiring
    to meet general education requirements through satisfactory completion of a Moraine Valley
    AA or AS degree should see the MVCC Educational Planning Guide for Transfer Students.
  2. Transfer after completing IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). Students desiring to
    meet general education requirements through satisfactory completion of the Illinois Articulation
    Initiative (IAI) should see the MVCC Educational Planning Guide for Transfer Students
  3. Complete Lewis University General Education requirements. For students not planning to complete
    the IAI general education core requirements or an AA/AS degree, but want to meet the Lewis
    core requirements, a list of Lewis general education requirements is available on page 30 of the
    Lewis University Undergraduate Catalog at
    www.lewisu.edu/academics/programs/catalog.htm. 
    Students transferring without an AA/AS degree should try to complete as many of Lewis� general
    education requirements as possible at MVCC.
 
IAI Acceptance

       If you plan to earn an Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree at
       Moraine Valley Community College:

      Students are encouraged to complete an AA or AS degree prior to transfer for most majors.
      This transfer guide is designed to recommend prerequisite, tool or transferable equivalent
      courses for some of the most popular majors at this transfer institution. It is suggested that
      as many of these courses as possible be taken as part of the AA or AS degree.  Individual
      colleges and universities may have admission, general education or program requirements
      beyond the associate�s degree requirements.

  • Use the Moraine Valley Community College Educational Planning Guide for Transfer Students as
    a guide for meeting degree requirements.
  • Meet with a MVCC advisor to confirm the transferability of the AA/AS degrees at your chosen
    transfer institution. 
  • Select courses that will meet general education requirements as well as freshman/sophomore
    level courses recommended for your program of study at the transfer institution.  Consult with
    a MVCC advisor for assistance in appropriate course selection.
  • Contact the Admissions Office or an advisor in your chosen major department at the transfer
    institution as soon as possible to verify your educational plan.

          If you do not plan to complete an AA or an AS degree:
        In general, students without an AA or an AS degree will have their courses evaluated on a
        course-by-course basis. While at MVCC, students can begin to take general education and
        major courses.

     General Education course options:
    1. You may choose to complete the 37- 41 semester hour Illinois Articulation Initiative General
        Education Core (IAI GECC) before transferring:    

  • Use the Moraine Valley Community College Educational Planning Guide for Transfer Students
    as a guide for meeting general education requirements. 

  • Meet with a MVCC advisor to confirm that your chosen transfer institution accepts the IAI
    GECC and for assistance in appropriate course selection.

  • Select courses that will meet general education requirements for completion of the IAI GECC. 
    Consult with a MVCC advisor for assistance in appropriate course selection.

  • Contact the Admissions Office or an advisor in your chosen major department at the transfer
    institution as soon as possible to verify your educational plan.            
     

    2. You may take individual courses at MVCC for transfer to your chosen four-year institution.
   Note:  If you do not complete the AA or AS degree or the IAI GECC before transfer, you will
   be required to meet the general education requirements at your transfer institution. General
   education requirements vary substantially between institutions:

  • Contact the Admissions Office or an advisor in your chosen major department at the transfer
    institution as soon as possible to verify your educational plan.
  • See the articulation tables for lists of transferable courses between MVCC and your transfer
    institution.  Consult with a MVCC advisor for assistance in appropriate course selection.
  • Students who have been certified as having completed the IAI GECC have only to complete
    Lewis University�s Mission Related Courses (9 hours) to meet the Lewis University General
    Education Requirements. Two of these courses must be taken at Lewis.
  • Students who transfer without the IAI certification will have their transcripts evaluated on
    a course by course basis and must fulfill the Lewis University General Education Requirements.

Note: Students who transfer to Lewis University with fewer than 30 semester hours will have
to meet the following requirements:

o
        Complete 3 hours from each of the 5 Fine Arts/Humanities categories, totaling 15
          semester hours. 

o
        Complete Macroeconomics (3 hours) as part of the 9 hours required in the Social 
          Science category. 

o
        Complete 12 semester hours from all four Mission Related categories.

Notable Lewis University Graduation Requirements
  • Lewis requires undergraduates to fulfill a residency requirement by completing the final 32 semester hours
    of their degree program at Lewis.

           FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, SEE THE LEWIS WEB SITE AT: www.lewisu.edu

This Transfer Guide provides information to help Moraine Valley Community College students begin planning for transfer to
Lewis University. This guide is not a contract or guarantee of transferability. Requirements at the four-year university are
subject to change. To ensure appropriate course completion, or for more information, students should consult with an
academic advisor from Moraine Valley and from Lewis University throughout their enrollment
.