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OF SCU STUDENTS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR RETURNED

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Deadlines

You will need to confirm enrollment, register for orientation, submit final transcripts, and complete a handful of other items. Pay close attention to the items below, and you’ll be a Bronco in no time.
What you need to doDeadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

January 7
Submit official ACT/SAT test scores to Office of Undergraduate Admission--including applicants who chose not to submit in the application process. The scores will be used for assessment of the test optional program January 7
Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration
Reserve one of the several first-year sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. (scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/)
International students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome (scu.edu/isw).
May 1

Select your top Residential Learning Community (RLC) preferences beginning January 12.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

May 4
Submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the RLC/Housing Preference Form starting January 12. May 4
Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account. June 7

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register

June 15 

Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.

Prior to Your Academic Advising and Course Registration
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus
July 1
For international students who do not hold a U.S. passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20
July 1

Submit official final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work during your final months of school, our Academic Committee may rescind your offer of admission.

July 11

Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

July 11

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Prior to Your Academic Advising and Course Registration

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

July-August                        
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.
August 21

Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance.

September 23

Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/

September 23                         
What you need to doDeadline
Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).  May 1
Submit official ACT/SAT test scores to Office of Undergraduate Admission--including applicants who chose not to submit in the application process. The scores will be used for assessment of the test optional program May 1
Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration
Reserve one of the several first-year sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. (scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/)
International students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome (scu.edu/isw).
May 1
Select your top Residential Learning Community (RLC) preferences beginning January 12.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

May 4
Submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the RLC/Housing Preference Form beginning January 12. May 4
Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account. June 7
Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

June 15

Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.
Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus
July 1
For international students who do not hold a U.S. passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20
July 1

Submit official final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
If there is a significant deterioration in your academic work during your final months of school, our Academic Committee may rescind your offer of admission. 

July 11
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11
Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office. July-August                        
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.
August 21
Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance. 
September 23
Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/
September 23                        
What you need to doDeadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

March 1
Submit official ACT/SAT test scores to Office of Undergraduate Admission--including applicants who chose not to submit in the application process. The scores will be used for assessment of the test optional program March 1
Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration
Reserve one of the several first-year sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/
International students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome scu.edu/isw
May 1

Select your top Residential Learning Community (RLC) preferences beginning January 12.
Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

May 4

Submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the RLC/Housing Preference Form beginning January 12.

May 4

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

June 7

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

June 15

Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session

Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus/

July 1
For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20/
July 1
Submit official final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
If there is a significant deterioation in your academic work during your final months of school, our Academic Committee may rescind your offer of admission.
July 11

Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

July 11

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

July-August                        

Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.

August 21

Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance. 

September 23
Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/
September 23                         
What you need to doDeadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

May 1
Submit official ACT/SAT test scores to Office of Undergraduate Admission--including applicants who chose not to submit in the application process. The scores will be used for assessment of the test optional program May 1
Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration
Reserve one of the several first-year sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. (scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/)
International students are also required to attend the International Student Welcome (scu.edu/isw)
May 1

Select your top Residential Learning Community (RLC) preferences beginning January 12.
Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

May 4

Submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the RLC/Housing Preference Form beginning January 12.

May 4

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

June 7

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

June 15

Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus/
July 1
For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20
July 1
Submit official final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
If there is a significant detioration in your academic work during your final months of school, our Academic Committee may rescind your offer of admission.
July 11
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

July-August                        

Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.

August 21

Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance. 

September 23
Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal.
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/
September 23                         
What you need to doDeadline

Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable).

June 15

Register for Academic Advising & Course Registration via your SCU application portal.
Reserve one of the several transfer sessions to meet with your academic advisor and register for fall courses. (scu.edu/drahmann/newly-admitted-/)

June 15

If you're interested in living on-campus, submit the $500 housing prepayment deposit, the housing contract, and the Residential Learning Community/Housing Preference Form.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

June 15 

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

June 15

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

June 21
Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey at least 2 weeks prior to your advising appointment. This placement should be taken if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies.  
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.
Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Review your Transfer Credit Report. Learn more. Feb- June
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus.
scu.edu/orientation/requirements/calculus/
July 1
For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars.
scu.edu/i20
July 1

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Prior to your Academic Advising & Course Registration Session
Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. July 11

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

July-August                        
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by August 1.
August 21
Submit proof of health insurance online to Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance.
September 23
Upload immunization records through the MySCU Portal/
scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services/immunizations/
September 23                         
What you need to doDeadline

For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars, as soon as possible (scu.edu/i20)

Nov 1
Pay the $500 enrollment fee via your SCU application portal (nonrefundable). Please contact admission@scu.edu if you need an extension of the deadline. Nov 30
Accept Financial Aid package via eCampus Nov 30

Contact the Housing Office at housing@scu.edu for instructions on how to submit your winter/spring 2021 housing application.

Note: You will not be able to request housing until you have submitted your enrollment fee.

Nov 30

Register with the Office of Accessible Education, if appropriate.
Go to scu.edu/oae to register.

Dec 3

Activate and start regularly checking your SCU email account.

Dec 8

Begin the Language Placement Process if you plan to take a language course (other than English) during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies. 
Go to: scu.edu/modernlanguages for more information about placement and proficiency testing.

Dec 8
Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus. Dec 8

Submit final high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Note: For First Year students who did not submit a final high school transcript with their application.

Dec 8

Submit final college transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Note: Credit cannot be evaluated for most recent coursework completed until all official updated transcripts are submitted.

Dec 8

Submit AP/IB/A-levels exam results for credit to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Dec 8

Start Technology for Academic Success Series mandatory course.

Note: Details will be sent by email in early December.

Dec 8 

Submit all loan and/or verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

Priority Deadline Dec 8                        

Mandatory Transfer Advising and Registration.

Note: Further details will be shared closer to the date by the Drahmann Advising Center.

Dec 13 

Mandatory First Year Advising and Registration.

Note: Further details will be shared closer to the date by the Drahmann Advising Center.

Dec 14

Full-time Undergraduates are enrolled in the Dewar Tuition Refund Insurance Plan. For additional information, go to: https://www.scu.edu/bursar/tuitionprotection/. To waive the Tuition Refund insurance by the deadline, go to: https://www.tuitionprotection.com/scu.

Jan 2

First day of winter quarter classes begin.

Jan 3

International students are required to attend the live International Student Welcome event and complete the ISW Camino class(scu.edu/isw).

Note: An invitation to join your ISW Camino class will be sent by email in early December

Jan 4
Submit proof of health insurance online via Cowell Center.
Enroll in the SCU-sponsored health insurance plan or submit the online waiver form at scu.edu/cowell/insurance if you have your own insurance. 
Jan 7
Payment deadline for fall tuition, housing, and fees.
Statements will be available online via eCampus by Jan 1.
Jan 21
Immunization records should be uploaded into your file in the Cowell Center | My Student Health Portal through the MySCU Portal. For more information visit: https://www.scu.edu/cowell/student-health-services-shs/medical-services/immunization-policy/ Jan 21

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