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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 June 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

  • 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. You'll access this information through your application portal.

  • To set up your Mount Union email and download Microsoft Office (free for students), please reference the Technology Checklist.
  • Questions about technology issues can be directed to helpdesk@mountunion.edu.
  • Questions about issues accessing your application portal can be directed to your Admission Counselor.

Register for Summer Orientation: Preview

You will receive an email when Preview registration opens. 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! 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, for the 2020-2021 academic year, if you live within 60 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 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. You may view a list of missing documents on the front of your financial aid award offer. You can find the electronic forms on the Applying for Financial Aid page. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at finaid@mountunion.edu or (330) 823-2674 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. All tax documents should be uploaded to the required electronic form.

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 tentatively scheduled for August 21, 2020. Final plans for move-in will be announced as soon as they are available. The first day of classes for the fall semester is August 24, 2020.

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.

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 and other substance abuse as well as sexual violence prevention. You will receive an email in late July or early August that details how to complete these programs. We highly recommend completing them prior to your arrival on campus.

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 bookstore@mountunion.edu 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 in the days preceding the first day of classes, which is August 24, 2020. More information regarding Fall Orientation will be announced as soon as details are finalized.