Checklist

Congratulations on being accepted to Michigan Tech!

Over the next several months, there will be a lot of important information heading your way from the schools you’ve been accepted to. To help you out, here’s a month-by-month checklist to make your college transition a little easier.

Shortly after your acceptance

  • Review the Michigan Tech Guide that came with your acceptance letter.
  • Log on to MyMichiganTech and check your Michigan Tech email. Use the enrollment checklist to stay on top of the next steps.
  • Submit your $100 enrollment deposit—this secures your place in the incoming class and gives you access to your on-campus housing application. The deposit is due by May 1—and is fully refundable by May 1 if you contact us to let us know your plans have changed.
  • Submit your residence hall application--it's available on MyMichiganTech only after your $100 enrollment deposit has been paid. Hall and room assignments are determined by the date we receive your application and you’ll receive priority consideration in roommate selection and customizing your residence hall experience if your application is received earlier. If you change your mind about attending Tech, simply let us know and we’ll cancel your housing request.
  • Request Guest Access—this allows you to authorize up to four people who can access information such as your bill, transcript, and class schedule.
  • Join the Michigan Tech Admissions page on Facebook. It’s a great way to meet other prospective students!

September

  • Apply for the Leading Scholar Award—applications are due October 15
  • Attend Open House on September 27, 2014...it's a great opportunity to visit campus, take a tour, and get acquainted with Tech. If you can't make it to Open House, plan a traditional campus visit—tours are offered every weekday.

October through December

  • Applications are due October 15 for the Leading Scholar Award
  • Research local and community scholarships you qualify for. Many applications are due by the end of December.

January

  • Begin filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)—you can start after January 1. Be sure to list Michigan Tech as a recipient of your information—our federal school code is 002292.
  • Merit-based scholarships are awarded in mid- to late-January. If you receive a scholarship, you’ll get a letter in the mail.

March

  • Complete your FAFSA—it’s due March 1. 
  • Take the online Math Placement Test if required.
  • Attend Preview Day on March 21, 2015—it’s a day just for accepted students and their families. 
  • Financial Aid packages are announced in late March to students who completed the FAFSA by March 1—check your MyMichiganTech for details. 
  • Continue to check your Michigan Tech email for campus updates.

April

  • Submit your residence hall contract if you haven’t already.
  • Search for a roommate using our online Roommate Matching Program. You’ll need to submit your residence hall application and contract first—fill out the form through MyMichiganTech. Please note, this is a change from the information listed in your Michigan Tech Guide.
  • Keep an eye on MyMichiganTech for any updates to your financial aid package, new email, or changes to your online checklist. 
  • Register for the online modern language placement test—it’s not required, but it’s a great way to earn language credits that you can apply to a minor. Details are in the Michigan Tech Guide.

May

  • May 1 is the last day to pay your enrollment deposit.
  • Take AP test(s) and have your score(s) sent to Michigan Tech—our code is 1464.
  • First-year students—ask your counselor to submit an official copy of your final high school transcript or make the request through a transcript service such as Docufide.
  • Request your roommate through the online Roommate Matching Program.

June

  • June 1 is the last day to request a roommate through roommate matching or to change your residence hall request.
  • Register for classes online through MyMichiganTech—non-engineering majors only. Please note, this is a change from the information listed in your Michigan Tech Guide. If you’re majoring in engineering, your schedule will be prepared for you and emailed to you in July.
  • Apply for alternative loans if necessary—get in touch with the financial aid office at 888-688-1885 or email finaid@mtu.edu if you have questions.
  • Register for the online modern language placement test—it’s not required, but is a great way to earn language credits that you can apply to a minor. Details are in the Michigan Tech Guide.

July

  • Review Orientation information—don’t forget to share this with your family.
  • Purchase and read the summer “Reading as Inquiry” book—the title will be in your Orientation information.
  • Register your vehicle online—see MyMichiganTech—so you’ll have your parking sticker in your Orientation check-in packet.
  • Prepare for Orientation 
    • Make hotel reservations for your family—rooms will fill quickly, so plan ahead.
    • Order family picnic tickets—details are in your Orientation information.
    • Make reservations for an Orientation trip—totally optional, but a great time!
  • Check your MyMichiganTech and Michigan Tech email for details about your fall billing statement.

August

  • Check your MyMichiganTech and home mail for details about your residence hall assignment and roommate contact information. Contact your roommate(s), get to know each other, and talk about what each person is bringing for your room.
  • Check on cell phone service—Verizon and AT&T are local providers, but many national plans work great in the area.
  • Research local banks and open accounts if necessary.
  • Check on student health insurance—Tech offers plans if you’re not covered by your family plan.
  • Pay your fall bill.
  • Complete CampusClarity: Think About It. Details will be sent to your Michigan Tech email beginning August 1.
  • Pack your stuff—see the online list for guidelines.
  • Attend Orientation week.
  • Get your books—order online or shop in person at the Campus Bookstore.
  • Apply for an on-campus job if necessary—watch for postings when you get to campus.