Transfer Student Checklist

Transfer student checklist

This checklist is for new transfer students who are starting classes in August 2017.

March through May

File the FAFSA
  • Be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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 (877) 543-9185 to make an on-campus or phone appointment to get all your financial aid award questions answered.
  • If you have already completed a FASFA, make sure to go back into the form and add Mount Union to your list of schools.  
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 refundable until May 1.


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
Send your final transcript to the Office of the Admission
  • Send your most recent final college transcript to Mount Union’s Office of Admission when it is available. Remember that even if you’ve sent transcripts, you must ensure that those sent included the grades and credit values for the most recent work you did. The final transcript is important to ensure the appropriate transfer credits are applied.


June and July

Register for a Transfer Student Preview Session
  • Preview is your chance to get to know campus, meet your fellow students as well as faculty and staff, schedule your classes for the fall semester, and have tons of FUN! Check out the Transfer Student Preview website for further information about this program. All new transfer students must sign up for and attend one of the Transfer Student Preview programs.

  • You'll actually register for Transfer Student Preview within the MyHousing system. Once you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the Transfer Preview Reservation Form 2017 form. After completing this form, you should check your Mount Union email, where you'll receive a confirmation of your Preview reservation, typically the next business day. To make a reservation for guests, you’ll follow these same steps and then complete the Transfer Preview Guest Reservations 2017 form.

  • If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of First Year Initiatives via email or call (330)823-4489.

Complete your Housing Forms
  • If you are going to live on campus, complete the personal information and interest form online in MyHousing. Once you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the New Student Housing Application. Once you’ve completed this form, the program will then use this information to find your best match among the other students who've already completed the form.

  • If you are planning to commute from your parents' home, you MUST indicate that by completing the commuter form in MyHousingOnce you log into this system using your Mount Union username and password, you'll click on the application tab at the top of the page, and select the New Student Commuter Application.

  • Please contact the Office of Residence Life via email or call (330) 823-7288 if you have questions.

Choose your Meal Plan
  • There are two meal plans to choose from in the MyHousing form, but several other options are available for upper-class students. Learn more about these meal plans, including block plans for commuters, online and contact Deb Edwards in the Campus Card office by calling (330) 823-2881, to request one of these meal plans.
Complete your Health Center forms
Student Athletes
  • If you will be a student-athlete, schedule a physical with your doctor and bring Mount Union’s Athlete Physical Form to your appointment.
Complete Student Health Insurance Waiver or Enroll in Mount Union’s Student Insurance Plan
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 2017-2018 academic year. Also in June, you will receive a FERPA release form, Federal Title IV Authorization Forms and a Tuition Payment Agreement. The FERPA release allows us to talk to any authorized party listed on the form about your tuition account and payment arrangements. The Federal Title IV Authorization 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.  All documents must be signed and returned to the Business Office.
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) 823-8685.


Late July

Ensure all Financial Aid Requirements are Complete
  • Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (877) 543-9185 to confirm you have completed all necessary steps for your financial aid to be disbursed.
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 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
  • 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 2017-2018 transportation information will be posted in mid-May.
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 about this.
  • 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 early 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
  • 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.
Complete your Housing Forms
  • Log into MyHousing to complete your online housing forms. Even commuters must complete the form. The Office of Residence Life will use the information you provide to place you with a roommate and in a hall. Deposited students will be able to begin completing this online form in early May, but if you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life via email or call (330) 823-7288.
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!
  • Transfer Students can move into their campus housing any time after 9am on Thursday, August 17, directly prior to the start of Transfer Student Preview. 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 Transfer Student Preview
  • On Thursday, August 17, join your fellow transfer students to learn more about Mount Union, the academic programs here, and the campus services and resources available to you as you start your journey as a Purple Raider! If you were unable to attend the June 22 Preview session, then please plan to attend this Augsut 17 Preview.
  • More information will be available in May.
  • An additional event for transfer students will be held at New Student Orientation on Sunday, August 20, so don't miss it!



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