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 transfer students who are starting classes in January 2016. If you are beginning classes at Mount Union in Fall 2016, please check back to this page in early spring 2016 for your checklist.

September through December

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!


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
Complete Your Housing Forms
  • Log into MyHousing to complete your online housing forms. The Office of Residence Life will use the information you provide to place you with a roommate and in a hall. You will likely only receive your housing assignment a day or two prior to your arrival, so keep your eyes out for this information via your email.
Choose Your Meal Plan
  • Be sure to complete the meal plan selection form in MyHousing when you complete your housing forms. The meal plan option will only be available online through January 4. After this date, you will be able to select your meal plan via a paper selection form when you have arrived on campus.
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.  
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!



Move into your Campus Housing!
  • Move-in for new students will be January 6-7, directly prior to the start of International Student Orientation and Spring Orientation.
Attend International Student Orientation
  • 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 Spring Orientation
  • We cannot wait to see you on Sunday, January 10 for Spring Orientation! If you have questions about this program, please contact the Office of First Year Initiatives at 300-823-6051 or

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