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First-Time Student Checklist

Fall 2020 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 2020 semester.

Secure Your Spot

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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 spring semester, your deposit is non-refundable and is required prior to your start date for the spring semester.
  • 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. However, Mount Union still accepts enrollment deposits after May 1 for a limited time.

Payment Options

  • Use our secure, online payment screen, which accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card credit or debit cards. You must login 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

After you pay your deposit, you will receive an email indicating that you are able to access your Mount Union IT account information through your application portal.

Register for Summer Orientation: Preview

You will receive a postcard in the mail and an email when Preview registration opens in early May. At Preview, you'll have the chance to learn about campus resources, meet other new students, spend a night on campus, and finalize your first semester course schedule! More information about Preview and how to register can be found on “First-Time Students” section of the Preview web page.

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. These will be available in early May.

Residency Requirement
At Mount Union, we believe that the residential experience can significantly contribute to a student's overall collegiate experience. There is a great deal of learning that takes place on any college or university campus that occurs outside of the classroom. 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 parents' 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 Form

To promote a healthy living environment on campus and to protect our campus community from vaccine-preventable diseases, the University requires all students to have updated immunizations prior to their arrival on campus. Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and a Tetanus-Diptheria (or Tdap) within the last 10 years are mandatory. Your healthcare provider may suggest other immunizations that are highly recommended. Refer to the Centers for Disease Control website for more information about immunizations.

Also, in the event of an emergency, it is important for us to have emergency contact phone numbers on file, as well as other important information about students such as their health histories, medical conditions, allergies, and medications. It is also recommended that all students have a physical exam by their personal physician prior to the start of the school year. However, it is mandatory for anyone who plans to participate in athletics.

Complete your Health Center Form and mail it to the Student Health Center prior to your arrival on campus if possible. 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.  

Complete the Student Financial Aid Forms

Financial aid forms must be completed if you are planning to attend Mount Union and utilize financial aid. To view your missing financial aid documents log in to the Financial Aid Portal using your Mount Union username and password. All missing documents are listed with a status of “Not Received” or “Incomplete.” You may also view a list of missing documents on the back side of your financial aid award letter. You can find copies of the required documents by visiting the Applying for Financial Aid page. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at or (330) 823-2814 if you have any questions concerning your forms.

Please do not send any personally identifiable information (PII) via email if you are not able to encrypt it. PII includes attachments with Social Security Numbers, ID Numbers, dates of birth, etc. You may mail your information to us at Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave, Alliance, OH 44601 or deliver to our office on the lower level in the Gartner Welcome Center.

    Pay Your Bill and Set Up a Payment Plan

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    Review the Payment Checklist

    In an effort to help students and their families manage the costs of tuition, fees, room, and board, Mount Union offers a number of payment options. The Payment Checklist details the various steps in the payment process, including links to necessary forms, billing details, and important dates.

    Send Final Transcripts and Scores

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    Submit all final high school transcripts, AP scores, and post-secondary, CCP, or dual-credit transcripts

    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
    1972 Clark Ave.
    Alliance, OH 44601

    Plan Your Arrival

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    Mark Your Calendar For Move-In Dates

    Move-in for new students enrolling for the fall 2020 semester is August 21, 2020. Students can pick-up their keys in their residence hall lobby from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fall Orientation will begin shortly after 2:00 p.m. and is required for all new students.

    Arrange for Airport Transportation

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

    Make Plans if You're Arriving Early

    If you need to move into your campus housing earlier than August 21, 2020, please email 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. If you are a fall student athlete, your coach will have information for you about when you need to report for practice in August.

    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. 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! 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, but contact Financial Aid for any positions that mention Federal Work Study to check your eligibility.

    Attend Fall Orientation

    Fall Orientation is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted transition process for new Mount Union students, which involves academic, intellectual, and personal development pursuits. Fall Orientation is required for all first-year students and will take place August 21, 22, and 23, 2020.