• We are always thrilled when transfer students choose Lee University. We want to provide resources to make this transition the best experience possible. Below you will find general information about some of these resources, and we look forward to more personally assisting you when you arrive to campus.

    LEEU-102A and LEEU-102B

    All incoming transfer students should enroll in both LEEU-102: Global Perspectives Seminar and LEEU-202: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Benevolence within their first two semesters at Lee University. Each of these classes is a core requirement for all transfer students and will offer the opportunity to learn more about Lee University's core values, as well as the integration of faith and learning.

    Transfer Student Leaders

    During New Student Orientation, transfer students will be introduced to the team of Transfer Student Leaders and the Office of First-Year Programs staff. At this time, you will have the opportunity to connect with a specific Transfer Student Leader and a group of new transfer students who can serve as a point of connection throughout your first semester and beyond. The Office of First-Year Programs and Transfer Student Leaders also host various informational sessions and events for all transfer students throughout the year. Transfer Student Leaders can serve as a valuable source of help and support during the transition to Lee University.

    New Student Orientation (NSO)


    Our office is working hard to ensure you have the best #LeeUArrival experience, even in the midst of COVID-19. For more information regarding New Student Orientation and the schedule, please click here.

    LEEU-201:Transfer Gateway Seminar

    For transfer students in the fall semester, we offer LEEU-201: Transfer Gateway Seminar, which provides a connection point for transfer students, seeks to help students successfully transition to a new institutional culture, and focuses more specifically on the challenges and experiences transfer students might have. Transfer students entering with less than 16 credit hours or on academic probation will be required to take an orientation seminar course and are encouraged to take LEEU-201 instead of LEEU-101. Transfer students entering with 16 credit hours or more are encouraged to take this orientation seminar course, though it is not required. This course will acquaint students with the core values of Lee University, introduce students to resources that will contribute to their academic and social success, and will include current transfer students who serve as teaching assistants.

    Service-Learning at Lee

    Service-learning is a key aspect of the student experience at Lee University. On the Monday of NSO weekend, all new students will participate in Deke Day with their individual transfer groups by writing hundreds of letters to various assisted-living facilities in the Cleveland area. This service event will also give you a head start on your service-learning graduation requirement. Transfer students are required to complete the equivalent of ten hours of service for each semester that they are enrolled at Lee. Your Transfer Student Leader and the Office of First-Year Programs can help you connect with service projects led by transfer students or with other service opportunities. If you have specific questions about the service-learning program, you can email the Leonard Center at service@leeuniversity.edu or contact your Transfer Student Leader.

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions regarding being admitted as a transfer student to Lee, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@leeuniversity.edu or 423.614.8500.

    If you have questions about orientation or transfer student events, feel free to contact the Office of First-Year Programs at firstyear@leeuniversity.edu or 423.614.8623.

    If you have any questions related to move-in, please contact the Residential Life & Housing Office at housing@leeuniversity.edu or at 423.614.6000.