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congratulations

We're excited that you’ve been admitted to McKendree University and we’re ready for you to join the Bearcat family. A McKendree education provides you with so much more than just a degree. McKendree offers you a high quality educational experience designed to encourage the critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to succeed in today's world. Our co-curricular program gives you the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations, enjoy new experiences, and form lifelong friendships

As a McKendree student, you will take an active role in your education - participating in classroom discussions, researching with faculty, serving in campus leadership roles, and giving back to the community. We believe that McKendree is not just a place to think, but a place to be inspired - it is in moments of inspiration that we solve problems, change lives, and improve our world. 

McKendree is a school on the move - with our recent advances, one thing remains constant: McKendree continues to provide a nurturing environment, offering students opportunities and challenges that lead to unmatched personal and professional growth. 

We hope you'll choose to attend McKendree and if you do, this checklist will provide you with everything you need to finalize your enrollment plans and ensure that you have a smooth transition to McKendree University. 

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visit campus

We believe that visiting campus is the most essential step in making your college decision so check out our visit opportunities!

From group Preview Days to personalized individual visits, we offer a variety of ways for you to experience McKendree. 

Once you've visited, compare your choices, make a list of positives and negatives, and ask questions. Gather all of the information you can and trust your gut feeling. Usually you can feel if a school is right for you when you walk across campus.

deposit

Ready to officially reserve your spot in the Bearcat family?

Sign and return your enrollment confirmation form along with your deposit:

$200 non-refundable tuition deposit for all commuters
$400 non-refundable tuition and room damage deposit for all residents

Pay your deposit, securely, online with a credit/debit card.
(Refer to acceptance packet for your student ID number.)

Our deposit policy.

applying for aid

For Spring 2015 enrollment, submit your FAFSA ASAP.

Before January 1, make sure you have your PIN.

McKendree's Net Price Calculator can provide you with an estimate of how affordable our McKendree education
will be. 

On and after January 1, you should submit the FAFSA, making sure to list McKendree as a recipient school using
our code: 001722.

It's ok to use estimates or prior year's tax information initially, just re-access your saved FAFSA and update the information when your 2014 tax information is available. 

Be sure to review all of our scholarship opportunities

Priority deadline to file FAFSA: March 1

The Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing financial aid packages in mid-March. You'll want to make sure you've updated your FAFSA, if you originally used estimates, to ensure your award letter is accurate. 

Once you receive your package, read it carefully and follow any instructions outlined in it. Contact the financial aid counselor listed on the aid letter or your admission counselor for help understanding your offer. 

You'll need to return all necessary documents (e.g. verification forms, IRS tax transcript, etc.) along with appropriate loan acceptance forms to ensure that your registration statement (aka bill) is accurate. 

Priority deadline to submit financial aid acceptance forms: July 1

campus housing

If you plan to live on campus, submit your housing application now. 

Housing assignments are typically made in date received order so be sure and get your application in early.

Check out Residence Life for helpful tips on what to bring and contact them with your questions. 

medical forms

Complete and return your Confidential Medical History Form and immunization record. 

Health Services can provide you will additional details on immunization requirements. 

Deadline: August 1 -- you will not be able to move into your residence hall until these forms are received

transcripts

Make arrangements to have all of your transcripts mailed to: 

McKendree University 
Office of Admission 
701 College Road 
Lebanon, IL 62254

advising and registration

Contact your transfer admission counselor to make arrangements for course registration.