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First-Time Student Checklist

Fall 2022 Semester

When it comes to investing in a college education, you're not only investing your money, you're investing your time and hard work in your dreams for the future. At Mount Union, making your investment pay off is at the heart of all we do.

Now that you've been admitted to the University, we encourage you to take these easy steps that will keep you right on track to begin your college experience at Mount Union.

Note: The First-Time Student Checklist below is for students enrolling at the University of Mount Union for the fall 2022 semester.

Secure Your Spot

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Access Your Admitted Student Self-Service Account

Once you are admitted to the University of Mount Union, you will receive information about accessing your Admitted Student Self Service Account within one business day of your acceptance. This account will allow you to view your Financial Aid offer (once it is available) and submit you deposit to secure your spot at Mount Union. Click here to access your admitted student self-service account. Information about how to access this account can be found in your application portal.

Complete the FAFSA Online

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your student aid eligibility based on your personal and family situation. If you are a first-time user, you will be required to create an FSA ID. It allows users to access personal information on federal student aid websites as well as to sign a FAFSA. Visit the website to file you FAFSA today. Mount Union's school code is 003083.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding financial aid or the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (330) 823-2674 or 

Pay Your Deposit

If admitted to Mount Union, candidates are required to submit a $150 enrollment deposit prior to the intended enrollment term. A deposit submitted for a student who has not been admitted will be immediately refunded to the charged credit card or respective check holder. If admitted for the fall semester, your deposit is refundable on or before May 1 prior to the fall enrollment term. This deposit is required prior to your start date for the fall semester. We strongly encourage students to pay the deposit by the national college decision date of May 1 to secure a place in the class.

Payment Options

  • Pay your deposit online on the Pay Your Deposit web pageYou must login to your admitted student self-service account to access this option.
  • You can also send a check or money order and the Enrollment Confirmation Form (included with the student’s acceptance letter) to: Office of Admission, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Set-Up Your Mount Union Email

Once your email account is ready, you will receive an email indicating that you can access your email address, username, and temporary password. You'll access this information through your application portal. Once your email has been created, your admitted student account will transition into your full University Account, as part of this process your password will have been reset. You can view your University Account login information on your application portal. Please note your University Account is different than your Application Portal Account. Therefore, your username and password may be different for each. Once you have your University Account login information, you can use it to access your University Account and set up your UMU email address.

Register for Preview (Orientation Part 1)

You will receive an email when Preview registration opens mid-May. By participating in the Preview experience, you'll have the chance to learn about campus resources, meet other new students, and finalize your first semester course schedule! Visit the New Student Programs webpage for more information.

Complete Necessary Forms

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Complete the New Student Housing Application or Commuter Application

All students are required to complete either the Housing or Commuter application through MyHousing. Students will receive an email when these forms are ready to be completed in early May. Login information is the same username (do not include “ and password as your UMU Email.

Residency Requirement
At Mount Union, we believe that the residential experience can significantly contribute to a student's overall collegiate experience. As such, the University of Mount Union has a 2-year residency requirement. However, if you live within 30 driving miles, you may choose to commute from your permanent home address. Additionally, after you've attended college for four semesters after high school, you may choose to live off campus locally.

Complete the Health Center Forms

Complete your required Health Center Forms and mail them to the Student Health Center prior to your arrival on campus. Please include only the Health Center forms in your envelope and address them to:

Health Center
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601

For more information regarding health requirements prior to arrival, please visit the Health Center’s web page.

Complete the Student Financial Aid Forms

Financial aid forms must be completed if you are planning to attend Mount Union and utilize financial aid. You may view a list of missing documents by accessing your Colleague Self-Service account and clicking on “Complete Required Documents” on your Financial Aid checklist. You will also need to complete any items listed as “Action Needed” in your checklist on Self-Service. You can access the electronic forms through the links provided in Self-Service. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at or (330) 823-2674 if you have any questions concerning your requirements.

Pay Your Bill and Set Up a Payment Plan

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Complete the Office of Business Affairs Documents

The Office of Student Accounts, which is housed within the Office of Business Affairs, requires that all students complete multiple forms. These forms are detailed on the Payment Checklist, section 2. Please submit these forms by accessing them electronically on Etrieve. You will find documents under the “Business Office” heading. Required documents include the Tuition Payment Agreement and Financial Clearance Form. Optional documents include the Federal Title IV Authorization which allows UMU to apply federal funds to your bill, and the Office of Business Affairs FERPA Form giving consent to discuss billing information with parents/family members access to billing information. These documents should be submitted no later than July 1, 2022.

View and Make a Plan to Pay Your Bill

The Payment Checklist details the various steps in the payment process including billing details, important dates, and payment options. Information regarding how to access your bill and/or pay your bill can be found on the Payment Checklist, sections 3 and 4.

Send Final Transcripts and Scores

University of Mount Union
Submit all final transcripts, AP scores, and post-secondary, CCP, or dual-credit transcripts

The University of Mount Union requires that you submit your final high school transcript and, if applicable, post-secondary, CCP, or dual-credit transcripts. Additionally, if you have scores for AP, IB, or CLEP exams, have those scores sent to Mount Union as well. 

To view the Advanced Placement Exam list, view the Credit for IB, AP, or CLEP page.

All scores and transcripts can be sent to the University electronically or you can have them mailed to:
Office of Admission
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601

Please note that your final high school transcript needs to be received by the University of Mount Union in order for you to register for classes beyond your first semester.

Plan Your Arrival

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Complete Required Online Programs

The University of Mount Union believes that it is essential that students entering a University be educated on the topics of alcohol education, substance abuse, sexual violence prevention, and other University expectations. You will receive an email in late July regarding a program to complete in order to meet these requirements.

Mark Your Calendar For Move-In

Move-in for new students enrolling for the fall 2022 semester is scheduled for August 19, 2022 beginning at 9 a.m. The first day of classes for the fall semester is August 22, 2022. If necessary, students and families may be able to schedule a time to drop off belongings prior to move-in in order to accommodate social distancing. More information will be provided during the summer months as we approach fall opening.

If you will be moving in early for a University-sponsored activity or sport, please contact your coach or director for more information. If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 19, 2022, please email the Office of Residence Life at

Attend Fall Orientation (Orientation Part 2)

Fall Orientation is required for all first-year students and will take place on August 19, 20, and 212022. Fall Orientation will begin around 2 p.m. on Friday, August 19. More information regarding Fall Orientation will be announced as soon as details are finalized. Visit the New Student Programs web page for more information.

Arrange for Airport Transportation

If you need transportation from an airport to campus, please complete the Transportation Request Form.

Register for Parking

If you plan to bring a car to campus, you will need to complete the Vehicle Registration Form. Visit Safety and Parking for more information. Don’t forget to put the cell number for campus safety and security number - (330) 428-1344 - in your phone.

Get Your Textbooks

Once you have a finalized course schedule, visit the University Store website to order your text books through Raiders Ready. For any questions, contact the University Store via email at or call (330) 823-2085.

Explore Student Employment Opportunities

Earn money and gain practical experience through student employment opportunities! On-campus and federal work study openings are listed on iRaider in the Student Job Book. You can submit your application electronically from the Student Job Book. All students can participate in student employment opportunities. Make sure to contact Financial Aid for any positions that mention Federal Work Study to check your eligibility.