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First-Time Student Checklist

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.


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, and should be paid 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 be able to access your Mount Union IT account information through your application portal within 7-10 days.

Register for Preview

Register for Preview, where you'll have a chance to “preview” much of what Mount Union has to offer you. You will schedule classes, learn about extracurricular activities, meet faculty, stay overnight in a first-year residence hall, and much more! 

Complete Necessary Forms

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Complete the New Student Housing Application

Your housing assignment cannot be completed until we receive a Housing Application. This information is used in making room assignments, so it is important for you to be as complete and accurate as possible about your living habits and personal interests. The residence hall preferences you list are only preferences. Although we try to assign you to your first or second choice, we cannot guarantee this.

Complete the Roomate Agreement

This Roommate Agreement is intended to serve as a format for an agreement between roommates to ensure that each individual's rights are respected. Your level of enjoyment and satisfaction from residence hall living will depend to a large extent on the thoughtful consideration you demonstrate for one another. As roommates, all of you should mutually determine the decisions and the stipulations of behavioral contract and endorse it. Your CE or PA is available if additional assistance is needed.

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 at least one month 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

The following forms are required to be completed if you have been selected for verification, are planning on filing a special condition application, or are planning to attend and utilize your financial aid for the summer term. Please contact our office if you have any questions concerning the forms.


*Requires access to Mount Union's student, faculty, and staff portal

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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Mail all final transcripts, AP scores, and post-secondary, CCP, or dual-credit transcripts

You can mail all of these materials 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 dates for the Fall 2018 Semester are August 17, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 18, 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. If you are a 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 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. For any questions, contact the University Store via email or call (330) 823-2085.

Attend Orientation

Orientation is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted transition process for new Mount Union students, which involves academic, intellectual, and personal development pursuits. The primary goal of Fall Orientation is to inform new students of their opportunities and responsibilities as part of the campus as well as to initiate their integration into all aspects of the University of Mount Union community. Fall orientation is August 17, 18, and 19, 2018.