You've been accepted to Lees-McRae!

We can't wait to welcome you to the Bobcat family and support you in this new adventure in your life. What's next, you ask? Read on to see what your final steps are to become an official Lees-McRae student.

First things first: Secure your spot

Pay your enrollment commitment fee (deposit) to claim your place in the incoming class—and your scholarships! This $300 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another semester. It covers all new student engagement including orientation, academic advising, course registration, Welcome Week activities, and retention services. 

The final enrollment deadline for students starting in the fall semester is typcially May 1. However, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced that all colleges and universities will not have access to student data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) until at least mid-March. Therefore, Lees-McRae College has extended the enrollment commitment deadline for this coming fall to June 1, 2024. Please note that students who are definitely planning to enroll can pay the fee at any time. Once you submit your enrollment commitment form and pay the fee, you can get a head start on choosing a summer orientation date, complete housing information, and fill out assessments and surveys that will help to create your first semester course schedule. It is important to not pay your fee until you have 100 percent decided that you will be attending Lees-McRae this fall.   

We look forward to seeing you on campus in Banner Elk! 

Pay Deposit

File your FAFSA

If you have not already done so, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This ensures that you are considered for federal, state, and institutional aid. Lees-McRae College should be listed on your FAFSA with our school code of 002939. 

Complete FAFSA

Attend Bobcat Day

Want a taste of what being a Bobcat is all about? Join us on Bobcat Day and interact with future professors, engage in fun campus activities, and meet with current students all while being welcomed into the Bobcat family!

Register now

Connect with your classmates

Be sure to join the Incoming Bobcats Group on GroupMe. This closed group is for you to get to know fellow Bobcats, keep up with what's going on, and ask YOUR questions!

A personal invitation will be sent to you after your acceptance.

Don't forget to celebrate!

Join in the fun and post a picture with your acceptance packet on social media using #themountainscalled.

Follow @leesmcraecollege on Instagram to get a feel for campus life before you arrive. 

Next Steps

Once you have paid your enrollment commitment fee, check your email for a link to the New Student Portal. You will have access to final enrollment forms, housing information, advising and orientation information, and more! In May, your Lees-McRae email credentials will be sent to your personal email. Also, don't forget to mark your calendar for Summer Orientation! Session dates and additional information can be found here

Have questions? Contact Tyler Dellavechia, assistant director of admissions and new student engagement, with any questions as you navigate the next steps.