International Student Checklist

Download a shortened version of Mount Union’s international students checklist. International Student Checklist


March through May

File the International student Financial Aid Application (Application available for F-1 degree-seeking students)
  • Be sure to complete the International student Financial Aid Application if you have not done so already! More information can be found online on Mount Union’s Student Financial Service webpage.
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (330) 823-2674 or use the online form to make a phone appointment to get all your financial aid award questions answered.
Pay Your Deposit!
  • Pay your deposit today to start getting information about preparation for the fall. Paying your deposit opens the door to all the next-steps in becoming a Purple Raider! Deposits are due by and refundable until May 1.
Join the official University of Mount Union Class of 2019 Facebook group!


Once Your Deposit is Paid

Regularly Check your email address
  • Once your deposit is paid, you will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to log in to your Mount Union email address. Information will regularly be sent to this address. This is how you will get almost all information from the University, so be sure to check that address often!
Register for the Password Reset Tool
  • Afraid you might forget the password you set for your Mount Union accounts? Don’t worry, just register with the password reset tool so that you can create a new password any time you need!
Register Your Mobile Device with the University


May through July

Choose Your Meal Plan
  • First year students are able to choose from two meal plans. Be sure to complete the meal plan form in MyHousing when you complete your housing forms!
Complete Your Health Center forms
  • Be sure to complete and send in your Health Center Forms. We can also accept these at Preview, but to confirm your forms have been received, please call (330) 823-2692 the week following your Preview session. The 2015-2016 Health Center forms will be available for you in May.
  • If you will be a student-athlete, schedule a physical with your doctor and bring Mount Union’s Athlete Physical Form to your appointment.
View the International Student Insurance Coverage details
  • All International students (degree-seeking, exchange students, and teaching assistants) are covered under the required University-sponsored international student insurance policy. As you and your family are investigating coverage plans from your home country, you may have questions related to your student coverage. Please select “University of Mount Union – International” here to view coverage details.
Send your AP and/or University Transcripts (This includes English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, certificate programs, diploma programs, and all credit and non-credit programs completed after high school)
  • We must receive AP test scores directly from College Board, the group who administers these tests. The scores are available online starting in July.
  • You must order an official transcript from the college or university that offered the credit. All scores and transcripts should be sent to Mount Union’s Office of International Recruitment and Admission.
Send Your final transcript to the Office of International Recruitment and Admission
  • Send your final high school transcript to Mount Union’s Office of International Recruitment and Admission when it is available.
Complete and return your Office of Business Affairs Documents
  • You will receive a payment options brochure in June, which will help you calculate your out-of-pocket tuition expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year. Also in June, you will receive a FERPA release. Signing this document allows us to talk to any authorized party listed on the form about your tuition account and payment arrangements. In addition to these two forms, you will need to sign the Federal Title IV Authorization forms, which allows us to use federal aid monies to pay for miscellaneous fees other than tuition and board and also allows us to hold any refunds on the account if that is what is desired.  
Pay Your Bill
  • Your billing statement will be sent by the Office of Business Affairs in early July, and payment is due by July 31. There are three payment options available, and you must choose one of the three options before July 31. You can also contact the Office of Business Affairs at (330) 823-6557 if you have any questions.
Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services
  • If you are in need of accommodations during the school year due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services via email or call (330)823-7372.
Contact the Office of Academic Support
  • For information about Academic Support or to schedule a meeting with this Office during Preview, please email or call (330)823-3146.
  • If you were admitted conditionally with a requirement to meet throughout the fall 2015 semester with Craig Theissen, director of Mount Union’s Office of Academic Support, you will need to email or call (330) 823-3146 to schedule your initial appointment for the first week of classes.
Order Your Book for the Common Reading Program
  • The Common Reading Program at the University of Mount Union encourages members of the university community to read the same book – aka the Summer Book – and come together to explore its issues, questions and themes in a variety of campus community sessions throughout the academic year. The book selected this year is The Circle by Dave Eggers. You can purchase this book at Preview or order it on your own, but be sure to read this book prior to Fall Orientation, as we’ll be discussing its themes throughout that program. For more information about the Common Reading program, please visit the website.


Late July

Complete the Think About It Module
  • Think About It is an online alcohol, drug, and sexual misconduct prevention and education program. The interactive program is designed to help you to make healthy choices. Part I of the program must be completed by September 11, 2015. More information about how to complete the program will be emailed in late July, so please be on the lookout for that email.
Sign up for Airport Transportation
  • If you are coming from out of state and will be arriving via plane, be sure to sign up for transportation from the airport to the University. You will need to schedule this transportation by mid-August, so check out the website to get more information! The 2015-2016 transportation information will be posted in mid-May.
Early Arrival Students
  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 29, please contact the Office of Residence Life. **If you will be moving in early for a University sponsored activity, please contact your coach or director for more information about this.
  • Student Athletes: Your coach will have information for you about when you need to report for practice in August. Tentative dates are listed below, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed information.

    • August 15-16: Residence Life and Exceptional Beginnings staff only arrivals
    • August 13-14: Football only arrivals (first year students who did not attend Preview in June or July need to move-in August 13)
    • August 17: Women’s Soccer arrivals – returning/upperclass students only
    • August 18: Men’s Soccer arrivals
    • August 18: Women’s Soccer arrivals – first year students
    • August 18: Women’s Volleyball – returning/upperclass students only
    • August 19: Women’s Volleyball – first year students
    • August 22-23: Teaching assistant arrivals
    • August 23: Cross Country arrivals
    • August 24-25: New international students arrivals
    • August 26-27: Transfer student arrivals (Transfer Student Preview is on
      Thursday, August 27)
    • August 27: Honors Student arrivals
    • August 28: First-year students arrivals (Fall Orientation begins at 2 p.m.)
    • August 29-30: Returning students arrivals

**these dates are subject to slight change, so please check the website and be in contact with the appropriate coach or staff member for further information**


During the Month of August

Early Arrival Students: Confirm your campus move-in date
  • Early Arrival dates for fall athletic teams, band, choir, and international students will be posted online beginning in early May.
Order your Textbooks
  • Once you have a finalized fall schedule, visit the University Store website to order your fall semester text books. Click the “Textbooks: Buy or Rent” link to begin the price comparison for the books you need. Should you have questions, contact the University Store via email or call (330)823-2085.
Register for your Parking Pass
  • Check out all the information about parking and having vehicles on campus on the website, and be sure to fill out the online form to register your car. There is no fee to register your car at Mount Union, but be sure to get familiar with the parking regulations so you don’t get a ticket!
  • Don’t forget to put the Campus Safety and Security number (330-428-1344) in your phone!
Move into your Campus Housing!
  • New International students are permitted to move into campus housing upon their arrival on August 24-25.
Attend New International Student Orientation
  • From August 26-28, international students will learn about life in the United States of America and get acquainted with campus. Orientation sessions will include immigration regulations, campus safety and security, and adjusting to U.S. classroom culture. All new international students are required to attend and participate in this orientation.
Attend Fall Orientation
  • From August 28-30, get settled on campus, prepare for classes to start, meet tons of new people, and have FUN at Fall Orientation! For more information, visit the website! All new first year students, including international students,  are required to attend and participate in Fall Orientation.

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