You’re Accepted: Now What?
Checklist for Ivy Tech and other transfer students
As a transfer student, you already know the basics because you've taken classes at another university or college.
But how will you get connected at Marian University, like registering for the classes you want and need to graduate? Here are your next steps.
1. Accept your offer of admission.
- To confirm your enrollment, submit a nonrefundable $100 deposit (which will be applied to your first semester fees) ASAP.
- You can pay your deposit online or send a check directly to the Office of Admission.
2. Ensure we have your transcript.
- When you complete your last semester at your current college or university, request an official transcript(s), if applicable, be sent to Marian University.
3. Apply for financial aid.
- To qualify for maximum federal, state, and university financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.
- Be sure you meet federal and state deadlines for completing the FAFSA. The due date for Indiana residents may differ than that for students living in other states.
- List Marian University's school code #001821 where indicated on the FAFSA.
- Complete the FAFSA as early as possible, allowing several days for processing time before the due date.
4. Arrange for housing, if needed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
5. Register for new student orientation (SOAR).
Our New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration Program (SOAR) ensures transfer students are well-informed about campus amenities, services, and traditions. You'll learn about registering for classes, explore student organizations, and attend special activities designed to help you be successful.
- Attending a SOAR session is mandatory for transfer students.
- You can register online for a SOAR date. Transfer students are encouraged to consider the one-day session on August 22 for your mandatory SOAR session. Students must register prior to classes beginning on Monday, August 26.
6. Make payment arrangements.
- Once you are registered for classes, our Business Office 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 NelNet, 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.
7. Complete your student health records.
8. Finalize last-minute details.
Student success is important at Marian University. We want to ensure your semester gets off to a great start! That's why 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 attend 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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