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—it’s due by May 1.
- Submit your residence hall contract which is available on MyMichiganTech—the sooner the better (if you want the best chance at living in the residence hall of your choice). This isn’t a commitment to attend Tech, but is a great step to get out of the way. If you’re interested in living in a Learning Community, don’t forget to make the request on your residence hall application.
- 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!
- Apply for the Leading Scholar Award—applications are due October 15
October through December
- Attend Open House on September 28, 2013…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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Complete your FAFSA—it’s due March 1.
- 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.
- Take the online Math Diagnostic Test if you’d like to challenge your math placement.
- Attend Preview Day on March 23, 2013—it’s a day just for accepted students and their families.
- Financial Aid packages are announced to students who completed the FAFSA by March 1—check your MyMichiganTech for details.
- Continue to check your Michigan Tech email for campus updates.
- Submit your residence hall contract if you haven’t already.
- Register for classes online through MyMichiganTech—non-engineering majors only. If you’re majoring in engineering, your schedule will be prepared for you and emailed to you in July.
- 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 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 1 is the last day to request a roommate through roommate matching or to change your residence hall request.
- Apply for alternative loans if necessary—get in touch with the financial aid office at 888-688-1885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- Register your vehicle online—see MyMichiganTech—so you’ll have your parking sticker in your Orientation check-in packet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 part one of AlcoholEdu on your MyMichiganTech.
- 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.