Alyssa Rafoth '16

Major: Intervention Specialist
Hometown:Canfield, OH

Mount Union has given me the chance to participate in organizations, help the Alliance community and expand knowledge in my career path.

International Student Checklist

This checklist is for new international students who are starting classes in August 2016.

March through May

Pay Your Deposit!
  • Pay your deposit today to receive next steps emails and gain access to the Pre-Arrival Online Orientation.  Deposits are due by and refundable until May 1.
Join the official University of Mount Union Class of 2020 Facebook group!
  • This group will give you an opportunity to get to know your classmates, receive updates on upcoming events, learn more about Mount Union, and share photos and videos.


Once Your Deposit is Paid

Check your email account
  • Once your deposit is paid, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to your Mount Union email account. This is how you will get all information from the University.
Register for the Password Reset Tool


May through July

Choose Your Meal Plan
  • First year students choose from two meal plans. Select your preferred meal plan 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.
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 2016-2017 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 or if you have any questions.
Contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services
  • If you need  accommodations during the school year due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services via email or call (330)823-7372.


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 within the start of the fall semester.. 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
  • Be sure to sign up for transportation from the Airport to the University. You will need to schedule this transportation by late December, so check out the website to get more information!
Early Arrival Students
  • If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 19, 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.
  • Student Athletes: Your coach will have information for you about when you need to report for practice in August. Tentative dates will be listed in May, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed 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
  • Visit the University Store website to order your fall semester text books. Click the “Textbooks: Buy or Rent” link to begin  price comparisons 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
  • Review the information about parking and having vehicles on campus on the website, and fill out the online form to register your car. There is no fee to register your car at Mount Union, but you will need to learn aboutthe parking regulations so you don’t get a ticket.
  • Also be sure to add Campus Safety and Security number (330-428-1344) Mobile phone.
Move into your Campus Housing!
  • New International students are permitted to move into campus housing upon their arrival on August 24-25. 
Register Your Mobile Phone with the University
  • In order to use your mobile device on the Mount Union network, you’ll need to register it! Be sure to check out the Mobile Device Policy and complete the Mobile Device Registration Form (you will need to log in to iRaider for this.) Once you’ve registered your mobile device, you can also set up your Mount Union email so that you can receive email on that device. 
Attend International Student Orientation
  • From August 17-19, international students will learn about life in the U.S.  and get acquainted with campus. Orientation sessions will include immigration regulations, living on or near campus, 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 19-21, 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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