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International Checklist

Fall 2024 Semester

Whatever your abilities and previous experience, Mount Union will enhance your leadership skills through classroom learning, hands-on experiences, and engagement on campus.

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 International Checklist below is for students enrolling at the University of Mount Union for the fall 2024 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. This account will allow you to view your Financial Aid package and submit your deposit securing 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.

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.

Payment Options

  • Pay your deposit onlineYou must log in 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 the Office of Admission, 1972 Clark Avenue, Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Pay the SEVIS Fee

The SEVIS Fee must be paid to attend a student visa appointment in your home country. Do not forget to print your receipt! You will take this with you the day of your visa appointment.

Schedule Your Visa Appointment

Visit the U.S. Department of State website to complete the DS-160 to apply for a F-1 or J-1 visa.

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.

  • Please reference the Technology Checklist to learn how to access your email account for the first time. When you visit this checklist, pay special attention to these checkmarks:
    • Log in to Email
    • Setup 2-Factor Authentication
    • Reset your password
    • Bring Your Own Device
  • Questions about technical issues can be directed to
  • Questions about issues accessing your application portal can be directed to your Admission Counselor.
Register for Preview (Orientation Part 1)

You will receive an email when Preview registration opens in 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.

Enroll in Road to Raider

Once you receive your Mount Union email address, you can enroll in the Road to Raider course and familiarize yourself with Mount Union’s learning management system, the online component of your classes. Within this course, you will find similar items listed within this checklist and required training and additional resources.

Complete Necessary Forms

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Complete New Student Housing or Commuter Application

All students must complete 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 (omit “") 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.

Complete your Health Center Forms

Complete your required Health Center Forms by scheduling an appointment with your home-country doctor (forms were included with your I-20 or DS-2019). Be sure to mail these forms 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 webpage.

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 in the Payment Checklist, section 2. Please submit these forms by accessing them electronically by clicking on the username icon in the upper-right corner of your Self-Service Portal. A drop-down menu will appear.  Click on “Required Agreements” and click on the manage button which will open both the Tuition Payment Agreement AND the Federal Title IV Authorization. You will need to accept the Tuition Payment Agreement and have the option to either accept or decline the Federal Title IV Authorization.

(NOTE: Both forms are only signed once during your time at the University. Should you not receive federal aid this year but may decide to use federal loans or other federal aid in the future you will want to “accept” the Title IV Authorization now. It will not harm you to accept even though you are not receiving federal aid). Once you have accepted/declined you will not be able to change your selection.

Optional documents include the View/Add Proxy Access form (also located on the drop-down menu) which gives access to parents/family members and consent to discuss billing information.

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.

Set up Direct Deposit for Refunds

If your account has a credit balance due to an overpayment from excess financial aid or student/parent loans you will receive a credit refund. The credit balance will show as a negative amount on your statement. We recommend students choose Direct Deposit as their preferred refund method. By electing this method, the University will electronically transfer funds into a checking or savings account selected by the student. The funds are typically received within 48 hours after processing. View the refunds page on our website to view instructions on how to register your account for Direct Deposit. A method of return should be selected by the beginning of the semester.

Send Final Transcripts and Scores

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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 at Mount.

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

Information about move-in dates for the fall 2024 semester will be coming soon.

Upon arrival, check in with our Office of International Student Services, located in HPCC (#19 on our Campus Map), and be sure to bring your passport, visa, and I-20 or DS-2019.

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 early, please email the Office of Residence Life at

Attend Fall Orientation

Orientation is a program designed for new international students to help in their transition to the University of Mount Union. All new international students are required to attend International Student Orientation and Fall Orientation. More information will be announced as soon as details are finalized.

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

The Raider Ready program provides all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and digital textbook versions to students.

Watch for an email about 30 days before classes begin regarding Raider Ready to confirm your course materials for the upcoming semester. Please open the email, confirm all materials look accurate, choose to ship or pick up at the University Store, enter your phone number, check both boxes to agree to the terms, and submit.

If you are not receiving these emails, you may visit the University Store website to order your textbooks through Raider Ready. On the website, please click on "Retrieve Materials" and follow the above steps after logging in. For any questions, contact the University Store via email at or call (330) 823-2085.