Checklist

Congratulations—you got in! Here’s what you should do next…

Read the Michigan Tech Guide

The Michigan Tech Guide came with your acceptance letter. There’s important stuff in there. Save it. Read it. Share it with your parents and family.

Log On to MyMichiganTech

Log on to MyMichiganTech and use the enrollment checklist to stay on top of the next steps. Find your username and password on the Account Details sheet sent with your acceptance letter.

Change your Password

Your Initial Sign On (ISO) password is on the Account Details sheet sent with your acceptance letter. We strongly encourage you to change your password to something secure, but easier to remember—use the Change Password link in MyMichiganTech during your first visit.

Check your Michigan Tech email

Your Michigan Tech email is powered by Google. Log on through the Gmail site using your Michigan Tech email address—see the Account Details sheet sent with your acceptance letter. Use the same password as your MyMichiganTech account.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Your $100 enrollment deposit 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. Log on to MyMichiganTech or see page 3 in the Michigan Tech Guide for mailing information.

Apply for Competitive Scholarships

You’re automatically considered for the majority of merit-based scholarships once you’re accepted to Michigan Tech, but a few awards require separate applications.

  • Leading Scholar Award—apply by October 15; available to all incoming first-year students

  • Impact Scholarship—apply by December 15; available to incoming first-year students majoring in School of Business and Economics programs

  • Tech360—apply by December 15; available to incoming first-year students from select high schools

  • Summer Youth Diversity Incentive Award—apply by March 1; available to incoming first-year students who attended a Summer Youth Program

Apply for Housing

The residence hall application is 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. See pages 5-7 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Choose a Roommate

Once you’ve submitted your residence hall application you will be invited to use our Roommate Matching program to request a roommate you know or to search for the best match. Roommate Matching is open from April 1 to June 1. See page 5 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Take Placement Assessments

All incoming students must take the online ALEKS Math Placement Assessment unless you have qualifying AP, IB, or CLEP scores, or have earned college credit (grade ‘C’ or higher) for college algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, or calculus. See page 8 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details and watch your mail and email for more information.

The following optional placement tests are available—see page 8 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

  • Modern Language
  • Computer Programming

Visit Campus

Join us for a campus tour, Open House on September 27, or Preview Day for accepted students on March 21. Check out our virtual tour if you can’t make it in person.

Connect with Michigan Tech

Attend regional events, online chats, and live information sessions where you can ask your questions and get answers live. View events online and see page 3 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Join the Admissions Facebook Group for New Incoming Students

Like Michigan Tech Admissions on Facebook and join our group for new incoming students—it’s a great way to start making friends!

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

File online starting January 1 for fall enrollment and submit by March 1 for the best aid opportunities. See page 4 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Schedule Your Classes

Michigan Tech prepares class schedules for most incoming first-year and transfer students. Students majoring in non-engineering programs may participate in online course registration for the fall semester. View our Undergraduate Catalog for details on degree requirements, course descriptions, and more. See page 9 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Notify Us of Transfer Credit

Official transcripts from any college(s) attended prior to enrolling at Michigan Tech are required. See page 8 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Send your Final Transcript

An official final transcript is required prior to enrollment. See page 8 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Have your AP or IB Scores Sent

Official Advanced Placement (AP) scores must be submitted to Michigan Tech directly from College Board. Credit will be granted for qualifying scores. Our school code is 1464. Students receiving qualifying scores on higher-level International Baccalaureate exams should contact IB for details on how to submit scores to Michigan Tech.

Pay Your Tuition Bill

Your bill will be available online through MyMichiganTech. See page 5 in the Michigan Tech Guide for due dates, payment options, and details.

Prepare for Orientation

All new students attend Orientation prior to beginning classes. See page 10 in the Michigan Tech Guide for dates and details.

  • Make hotel reservations early—local accommodations are limited.
  • Review the Orientation information that will be mailed to you over the summer.
  • Purchase and read the summer “Reading as Inquiry” book—the title will be in your Orientation information.

Submit a Photo for Your HuskyCard

Your Michigan Tech HuskyCard is your official Photo ID; room, building, and parking access key; residence hall meal pass; and a debit card. Submit your photo online through MyMichiganTech. See page 10 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Register for Parking

First-year students are encouraged to leave their vehicles at home, but if you choose to bring one, you must register it with Transportation Services. Watch your Enrollment Checklist in MyMichiganTech for access to the online vehicle registration system. See page 7 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.

Get Your Books

Order your books online or shop in person at the Campus Bookstore when you arrive on campus. You’ll need your course schedule to know which books to buy.

Complete CampusClarity

All new Michigan Tech students are required to complete CampusClarity: Think
About It
—a three-part online program that prepares new college students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life—focusing on minimizing the risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence. Watch the Enrollment Checklist in MyMichiganTech for details on when the program opens over the summer.

Request Guest Access

Guest Access allows you to authorize up to four people who can access information such as your bill, transcript, and class schedule. See the Enrollment Checklist in MyMichiganTech to get started.

Review Healthy Living Guidelines

See details on health and counseling services, student insurance, and recommended immunizations on pages 9-10 in the Michigan Tech Guide.

Review the Academic Calendar

Plan ahead for breaks and holidays—see page 11 in the Michigan Tech Guide for details.