Next steps for accepted students | Marian University

You’re accepted! Now what?

Checklist for 2020-21 accepted students 

Now that you've been accepted by Marian University, start thinking about your college journey and make plans for all the AMAZING things you’ll do as a new student.

To get started, here's some important information about next steps before fall classes begin Monday, August 24, 2020.

1. Accept your offer of admission

  • To officially reserve your place at Marian University, pay your $100 enrollment deposit (applied toward your first semester fees).
  • You can pay your deposit online or send a check directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  • If you change your mind about attending Marian, we will refund your deposit in full if you request it in writing before May 1, 2020.

2. Ensure we have your transcripts and test scores

  • When you graduate from high school, request your final high school transcript be sent to Marian University.
  • If you already have some college credit—including credit for dual-credit courses that you completed during high school—request college transcripts for all completed coursework be sent to Marian University.
  • You may receive advanced placement, dual-credit, and/or college credit for certain courses if you successfully completed College Board Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, or other exams. If this describes you, request official transcripts and exam scores be sent to Marian University. Once received, faculty advisors in the school or academic department offering your chosen major will evaluate the credits and whether they apply toward your Marian University degree program.

3. Apply for financial aid

Any time in or after October of your senior year in high school, you can apply for financial aid for your first fall semester of college.

  • If you are an Indiana resident who wants to qualify for maximum aid, complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2020.
  • Students who live outside Indiana should also complete the FAFSA. Visit the FAFSA website for details about the deadlines that apply to you.
  • List Marian University's school code #001821 where indicated on the FAFSA.

4. Apply for campus housing

  • Learn more about housing and residence life at Marian University, including instructions for room selection and housing applications. Be sure to review our residence life policies as well.
  • Create a student account and complete your housing application.
  • If you will live on campus, we must receive your $125 housing deposit before your room assignment will be processed. Deposits may be paid online.
  • New and transfer students who meet our off-campus residency policy should create a student account and complete an off-campus application. If you are under 21, download and complete the parent verification form from the housing application. Completed forms must be notarized by an Indiana notary public OR you and a parent or guardian can submit your form in person at the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Once we've reviewed your form, we will notify you if your request is approved or denied. 

5. Complete your student health record

  • Your admission to Marian University is conditional until all information requested on our student health and immunization records is complete.  Use the link provided to create an account and submit your documentation.

6. Register for SOAR (new student orientation)

  • Attending a SOAR session is mandatory for new students.
  • You will receive information about registering for upcoming SOAR soon.
  • Our New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Program ensures you are well-informed about your next steps to prepare for a great academic year. You'll learn about registering for classes as well as campus amenities, services, and traditions. You'll explore student organizations, and attend special activities designed to help you be successful. You'll also meet other new students and begin making lifelong friendships. 

7. Make payment arrangements

  • Once you are registered for classes, we will send you a bill that includes the balance due for your fall semester tuition, fees, and (if you will live on campus) room and board.
  • The bill will include a due date by which we must have confirmed payment arrangements. If your bill is not paid in full, or if payment arrangements have not been made, by the due date, you will be subject to late fees.
  • We offer convenient monthly payment options, which allow all or part of your expenses to be spread over a period of time. Administered by Tuition Management Systems, Inc., payment plans are available for all students and/or parents.
  • You will receive more information about your tuition bill and fees soon. If you have questions, contact our Business Office at 317.955.6020 or 800.952.3917 for information.

8. Finalize last-minute details

We take your student success seriously. To ensure your semester gets off to a great start, we created Knight Quest, an event for students and families who need to finalize or confirm information in order to complete the acceptance and registration process before classes begin.

  • You may not move into your room in a campus residence hall or attend classes until all required admission forms and documents are completed.
  • If you do not complete Knight Quest, you will be administratively withdrawn from your classes for the semester.
  • If you are a new student-athlete who will compete in one of our athletic programs, your coach or program director will notify you if you are required to attend an early Knight Quest session.
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