Lebanon Valley College New Students

Claim Your LVC MeritPage!

Members of the Class of 2015 should have received an email notifying you about your LVC MeritPage. Here is some need-to-know information for you to make the most of your page!


What is MeritPages?

Lebanon Valley College uses MeritPages from read Media to publicize your achievements and activities on campus – like studying abroad, making the dean’s list, or winning a scholarship. It creates personalized stories about these accomplishments, publishes them online at MeritPages.com, and sends them to your hometown newspapers. This makes sure you get credit for the good work you’re doing on campus, which helps with summer jobs, internships, and even job interviews and references after graduation.

It’s kind of like getting badges from Foursquare/SCVNGR/GetGlue except that these badges are for real accomlishments instead of just walking around or watching a TV show.

Your achievements are already on MeritPages.com, and Lebanon Valley College will email you a notification with a link to your online achievement each time you earn a new one. Search for your name by clicking here!

What is MeritPages.com?

  • All of your online achievements are verified with a badge of approval from LVC. MeritPages then gathers all of your achievements into a profile that represents the beginning of a professional online resume.
  • Your online achievements demonstrate to the world that you’ve really accomplished important things at LVC. Because every story is made to rank well in web searches and easy to share in social networks, employers or grad schools will find them when they Google your name.
  • You can enhance your MeritPages profile by uploading your photo to make it more personal.
  • You and your family can really help get this “good stuff” in front of employers and grad schools by liking them, tweeting them, linking to them (on blogs or other websites), posting them to Tumblr and whatever else you can think of.
  • You can also input your own achievements, such as activities, internships, volunteerism, and work experience.

Why is MeritPages.com important for students?

  • MeritPages.com helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the “good stuff” about you by recognizing your accomplishments with badges that show that they’re genuine. It’s like having an online version of your diploma!
  • Your MeritPages.com profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success. 75% of companies research applicants online, and 70% have rejected applicants based on what they found. LVC and MeritPages.com are helping to give you a leg up in the job search process.

Follow up from NSAD

Thanks to all of you who attended a New Student Advising Day program.  It was nice to have you and your family on campus.  We hope you will complete the online evaluations we emailed to you and that you will read the follow up notes posted here:

Follow Up Notes from NSAD 2015

Reminders from New Student Advising Day

1)    Please, parents and students, complete the online NSAD evaluations! You should have received a link to the online evaluation via email. We need and appreciate your feedback for planning future programs.

2)    You received your LVC email account information at NSAD, or you will receive it following receipt of your enrollment deposit. Your LVC email is the primary method of communication for College information. Please access your account regularly during the summer.

3)    The fall courses and alternates you have or will select will be finalized during the summer.

­If you have taken AP exams please have your scores forwarded to the College. You can review our AP chart at: www.lvc.edu/admission/ap.aspx, to see how your scores may impact your fall courses. If you have taken courses for college credit please forward your official college transcript to LVC.

4)  Your fall schedule will be available for you to view on MyLVC the first week of August. Advising Day is on Friday, Aug. 28.  You will be meeting with your advisor to review your schedule and to make any necessary changes.

5)    If you have urgent course scheduling questions, you may contact Shannon Brandt, assistant dean of academic success and advising, at sbrandt@lvc.edu.

6)    The following forms will be due if you have not already submitted them:

Housing forms due May 31st

­   Medical forms due August 1st

­   Athletic forms due August 1st

7)    Your photo ID will be issued when you arrive on campus in August.

8)    Please review the New Student Blog throughout the summer at: www.lvc.edu/newstudents for important information and updates to assist you and your family as you prepare to arrive for the fall semester.

9)    If you remitted your enrollment deposit prior to May 4, a MeritPage has been created for you! Please search for your name at lvc.meritpages.com and claim your profile today. MeritPage is LVC’s official student achievement and recognition platform. Questions? Not listed? Contact Alison Wenger, communications specialist, at awenger@lvc.edu or 717-867-6034.

Looking forward to having you back on campus soon!

Financial Aid Appointments – New Student Advising Day

The Office of Financial Aid are scheduling appointments during New Student Advising Days:

While the Parent’s Program includes a Financial Aid and Billing presentation, students and parents with specific questions may arrange an individual appointment with a Financial Aid counselor. A limited number of appointments are available between 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. in 15 minute intervals. Please call ahead at 1-866-LVC-4ADM (toll-free) or 717-867-6126 to schedule an appointment.

New Student Advising Day

First-time freshmen should attend New Student Advising Day on May 12, 13 or 16.

To prepare for the day, please make sure to check out the To Do Before NSAD page for all of the prep work needed for NSAD.

You can find the tentative student and parent NSAD programs below.

Tentative NSAD 2015 Student Program

Tentative NSAD 2015 Parent Program

As you prepare for your time at LVC, please continue to check the new student webpage at www.lvc.edu/newstudents for updated information regarding New Student Advising Day.

Go First! International Study Opportunity for First-Year Students

LVC is delighted to announce Go First!, a program that offers opportunities for incoming LVC students to travel with college faculty and a select group of other incoming students during the summer before their first year. Participation is open to students of any major. Students earn three (3) LVC credits in this two-week cultural immersion experience. Go First!  students will:

  • Spend two days on LVC’s campus for program pre-departure orientation
  • Travel to Quebec, Canada for 10 days with an LVC faculty member
  • Take a level-appropriate French language and culture class each weekday morning
  • Enjoy afternoon, evening and weekend cultural learning activities
  • Live and eat with a local Quebecois family and one other LVC student
  • Earn three LVC credits before starting their first semester at LVC
  • Launch their college education with an exciting international experience

PROGRAM DATES: August 6th – August 20th.

For more information contact, Director of Global Education, Jill Russell, at russell@lvc.edu or 717-867-6076.


Click on the following info for more details – Go First! info sheet

LVC Live

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Congratulations accepted students!   Faculty, staff and students are busy preparing for our accepted student day, LVC Live, which is on Saturday, March 28.  We will be ready to answer your questions, and to welcome you and your family to the LVC community.

Have you registered to attend?


Reserve your place at Lebanon Valley College! Accepted students can pay their $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit online at http://www.lvc.edu/business-office/deposit.aspx.

This is only for those applicants who have received a letter of admission from Lebanon Valley College. By submitting it, you agree that you accept Lebanon Valley College’s offer of admission and will enroll for the fall term 2015.

Click here to submit your deposit!