International Students Checklist

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.

  • If needed, you can also contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (330) 823-2674 to make an on-campus or 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 as well as a fun Mount Union gift. Plus, paying your deposit opens the door to all the next steps in becoming a Purple Raider!

 Join the Official University of Mount Union Class of 2018 Facebook group!

Once Your Deposit is Paid

 Regularly Check Your @mountunion.edu Email Address

  • Once your deposit is paid, information will regularly be sent to your Mount Union email 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. To confirm your forms have been received, please call (330) 823-2692 the week following your Preview session. The 2014-2015 Health Center forms will be available for you in late May.

View 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 at www.collegeboard.org starting in July. You must order an official transcript from the college or university that offered that 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 Financial Responsibility Agreement

  • This form, which you will receive in May, is a financial agreement between you and Mount Union, and it tells the Office of Business Affairs how you intend to pay your bill. The agreement should be signed by both the student and parent and returned to the Office of Business Affairs by June 15.

Pay Your Bill

  • Your billing statement will be sent by the Office of Business Affairs in early July. Payment is due by July 31. There are three payment options available, and you must choose one of the three before July 31. You can also contact the Office of Business Affairs at (330) 823-6557 if you have questions.

Contact the Office of Accessibility Support 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

  • If you were admitted conditionally with a requirement to meet throughout the fall 2014 semester with Craig Theissen, director of Mount Union's Office of Academic Support Center, you will need to email or call (330) 823-3146 to schedule your initial appointment for the first week of classes.
  • For information about academic support or to schedule a meeting with this office during Preview, please email or call (330) 823-3146.

Late July

Student Athletes: Contact Your Coach

  • Your coach will have information for you about when you need to report to practice in August. Tentative dates are listed below, but be sure to contact your coach for more detailed information.

Sign Up for Aiport 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!

August

Confirm Your Campus Move-In Date and Transportation Details

  • Early arrival dates for fall athletic teams, band, cheerleading and international students:

    August 9-10
    : Residence Life and Exceptional Beginnings staff only arrivals
    August 11-13: Football only arrivals (first year students who did not attend Preview in June or July need to move-in August 11)
    August 15: Volleyball upper-class student arrivals
    August 16: Volleyball first-year student arrivals
    August 17: Cross Country and Men’s and Women’s Soccer arrivals
    August 17-18: Teaching Assistants
    August 18-19: New International Students
    August 21: Transfer student arrivals
    August 21-23: First-year students arrivals
    August 23-24: 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**

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.

Move Into Your Campus Housing!

  • Move in for first-year students will be the morning of Saturday, August 23, directly prior to the start of Fall Orientation. If you need to move onto campus prior to this date and have not already been approved to do so as part of an athletic team or arts organization, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (330) 823-7288.

Attend New International Student Orientation

  • From August 20-22, 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. Students will have the opportunity to set-up bank accounts and purchase cell phones during this time. All new international students are required to attend and participate in this orientation.

Attend New Student Orientation

  • From August 23-24, get settled on to 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 who are degree-seeking, are required to attend and participate in Fall Orientation.

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