Congratulations on your acceptance to Alvernia University! So, now what do you do? Don't worry, we're here to guide you through the rest of the process! Use the following list as your guide to becoming a Crusader!
If you haven't already, come see us for yourself.
If you've been here before, make another visit. Spending time here is the best way to know if Alvernia is the right fit for you. We would be pleased to help you plan an individual visit tailored to your academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests. You may also want to consider an overnight or shadow visit in order to experience life at Alvernia firsthand. In addition, you have the opportunity to attend our Accepted Students Day which will give you the chance to have any final questions answered.
Apply for financial aid.
Complete your 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1, 2013. The FAFSA can be submitted online. List Alvernia University as one of the schools that will receive your information. If you have already completed the FAFSA form but did not list Alvernia, you can log back into your FAFSA form and select option #3 to add/delete a school code. Our code is 003233. Your information will be processed and forwarded to Alvernia within approximately 2 weeks. Once your FAFSA has been received, a financial aid package will be prepared and mailed within 2-3 weeks. Review it and if you have any questions, contact our Office of Student Financial Planning for assistance.
Confirm your enrollment.
Complete the Confirmation of Enrollment Form that you received in your acceptance packet. Submit it along with your $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1, 2013, or within 2 weeks of your acceptance if it occurs after May 1. Let us know if you need another form!
After you complete your enrollment confirmation, beginning in late February you can apply for student housing.
- Complete the Housing Application Form and return it to the Office of Residence Life. Or, if you plan to be a commuter student, you may submit a petition to live off campus. The housing assignment process begins in early June for the fall semester. We encourage you to submit your housing application and deposit promptly.
- A $250 non-refundable housing deposit must accompany the housing application. Priority is given to applications in date order, so it is to your advantage to return the application without delay.
- After all housing assignments are completed, you will be sent a New Resident Student Housing packet which includes a newsletter and Housing Contract for review and signature. You will need to return the completed, signed contract before assignment can be confirmed.
- Hall, room, and roommate assignments are made in early July.
All first- and second-year undergraduate students are required to reside on campus unless a petition for off-campus living is approved.
Complete your placement testing online and attend a Campus Connection Day.
Campus Connection Days take place late May through mid-July.
Upon Confirming your Enrollment to attend Alvernia, you will receive information on how to go about doing your online placement testing, as well as selecting a date for your Campus Connection Day.
Transfer students will attend a Transfer Registration Day where they will meet with an advisor to learn about the core or major requirements needed in order to complete a degree, as well as review how transfer credits already earned satisfy Alvernia requirements. After meeting with an advisor from their major, transfer students will learn how to register online and will select and register for fall courses. More information about Registration Days will be sent to students who have confirmed their enrollment beginning in April.
Complete health and wellness forms.
Incoming students will receive 2 forms from the Alvernia Health and Wellness Center: a Medical History Form, and an Authorization for the Release of Medical Information. You must return and complete these forms by August 1, 2013, or within 2 weeks of your acceptance if it occurs after July 15.
In addition, if you are a student athlete, nursing, occupational therapy, or athletic training major, you must have a Physical Form completed by your primary care physician.
Attend new student orientation and move-in!
We recognize that going to college is a new chapter not only in the lives of the student, but also in the lives of the families and friends of the student.
We have many events scheduled for students and their families to assist them in making a successful transition into the Alvernia community. We are here to help and direct you, answer your questions, address your concerns, and learn from you.
During the summer, you will receive more specific information about your move-in date and new student orientation activities taking place. Fall classes begin on August 26, 2013.
Can't make it to campus? Like to get acquainted with us before your visit? Or just need a refresher? Let us bring Alvernia to you!
Explore campus through our interactive map for now, but we hope to see you here in person soon!See More
The Office of Student Activities sponsors a coffeehouse performance once a month at the Crusader Café in Alvernia's Student Center. Interested in what else is happening on campus?