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New Student Checklist

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Required Students

Directions/Description

Link

Deadline

Pay  Enrollment Deposit

ALL Incoming Students

Pay online or mail to: Catawba College - Office of Admissions, 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144

www.catawba.edu/deposit

By May 1 or within Two Weeks of Acceptance

File FAFSA

ALL Incoming Students 

If you have not done so, file the FAFSA for the opportunity to receive need-based aid. FAFSA Code: 002914

www.fafsa.gov

After January 1

Accept Financial Aid Package

ALL Incoming Students

Log in to your Catlink account to accept/decline financial awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

www.catawba.edu/finaid

After Award Notification (Spring)

Apply for Housing

All Residential Students

Submit the campus housing form to secure your spot in one of our campus residence halls.

www.catawba.edu/housing

Immediately Upon Deposit

Register for Preview Day

All Incomng Freshmen 

Exclusive event for Accepted and Deposited freshmen. As a deposited student, you will have the opportunity to pre-register for classes and receive yor official student ID. 

www.catawba.edu/preview

Event Dates: April 11 and April 25

Register for a Freshman Retreat

ALL Incoming Freshman

Sign up for a two-day retreat to the mountains or lake retreat center designed to orient you to your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff before the start of the year.

www.catawba.edu/retreat

View Dates

Immediately Upon Deposit; Register Early

Register for First Year Seminar

ALL Incoming Freshman & Transfers w/ Less Than 18 Semester Hours of College-Level Coursework

Choose the first year seminar class that is most intriguing to you.

www.catawba.edu/firstyear

July 7

Catawba Advantage Workshops

All Support FYS & Conditional Admit Students - Invited students should have received an e-mail and/or note on their acceptance letter about this event.

Register for the three-day workshop that is designed to help you get a head-start in building skills that will allow you to succeed at Catawba.

www.catawba.edu/advantage

Workshops: July 30-August 1 and August 9-11

Register As Soon As Possible Upon Request

Tuition, Room & Board Billing

ALL Incoming Students

Review the bill that was mailed to you from the business office and either pay your balance or sign up for a pay plan.

www.catawba.edu/finance

First Payment Due by July 1

(If admitted or deposited after July 1, first payment is due upon arrival for First-Year Orientation.)

Health History & Physical Exam Forms

ALL Incoming Students

Complete and submit the health history form, immunization history forms (parts I-II), and physical examination form.

www.catawba.edu/health

July 22

Athletic Health Forms

All Athletes

Refer to the link for specific forms and directions. All athletic health forms should be submitted to Bob Casmus.

www.catawba.edu/medforms

Upon Arrival to Campus for Pre-Season Activity or Orientation

Insurance Requirement

ALL Incoming Students

If the student already has health insurance, s/he must submit an Insurance Waiver and a copy of the approriate insurance card. Students that are not already insured must sign up for insurance with Catawba and will be billed by the business office accordingly.

www.catawba.edu/sinsurance

August 15

Submit Final Transcripts

ALL Incoming Students

Freshman have final transcripts sent to the Catawba College Admissions Office directly from your high school and college (if dual enrolled). Transfers should have final high school transcripts and final college transcripts sent directly from your institutions.

 

August 15

AP/IB Exam Scores

All Entering Students Hoping to Satisfy College Credit with AP Courses

Have scores sent from the testing center to our registrar's office.

www.catawba.edu/registrar

August 15

New Student Orientation

ALL Incoming Students

Move in to your dormitory and attend sessions such as: welcoming assembly, class registration, meet and greets, FYI parent sessions, placement tests, major information meetings, campus employment workshop, common reading discussion, club fair, convocation, etc.

www.catawba.edu/orientation

Event Dates: August 15-18

CatawbAlerts

ALL Incoming Students

Register for the notification system that alerts the college community to any emergencies affecting the campus.

www.catawba.edu/emergency

August 15

Summer Common Reading

ALL Incoming Freshman & Transfers w/ Less Than 18 Semester Hours of College-Level Coursework

Read the selection that will provide a discussion base in First Year Seminar and other programs throughout your first year at Catawba.

www.catawba.edu/commonreading

August 15

Parking

ALL Incoming Students

Register your car with public safety and obtain a parking pass.

www.catawba.edu/parking

Upon Arrival to Campus

Meal Plan

All Residential and Interested Commuting Students

Adjust your meal plan according to your needs. Note: All residential students are required to have a meal plan.

www.catawba.edu/dining

Requests for non-default plans must be submitted by the Fall drop/add date.