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Apply online or check the status of your Admissions application:

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Pay  Enrollment Deposit

ALL Incoming Students

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

By May 1 or within Two Weeks of Acceptance


ALL Incoming Students 

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

After October 1

Accept Financial Aid Package

ALL Incoming Students

Log in to your Catlink account to accept/decline financial awards.

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.

Immediately Upon Deposit

Register for Preview Day

All Incoming Freshmen 

Exclusive event for Accepted and Deposited freshmen. Deposit-paid students will select their First-Year Seminar and receive their official student ID.

2018 Event Dates: April 7 and April 28

Register for a Freshman Retreat

ALL Incoming Freshmen

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.

View Dates

Immediately Upon Deposit; Register Early

Tuition, Room & Board Billing

ALL Incoming Students

Bills are mailed in June. Review   the and either pay your balance or sign up for a pay plan.

First Payment Due by July 15

(If admitted or deposited after July 15, 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.

July 22

Athletic Health Forms

All Athletes

Refer to the link for directions and complete the Athletic Trainer System (ATS) Portal.

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 (available June 15) and a   copy of the appropriate insurance card. Students that are not already insured   must sign up for insurance with Catawba and will be billed by the business   office accordingly.

August 18

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 18

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.

August 18

New Student Orientation

ALL Incoming Students

Move in to your residence hall 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.

Event Dates: August 18-21

Summer Common Reading

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

ALL Incoming Freshman (including early college students) & Transfers w/ Less Than 18 Semester Hours of College-Level Coursework

August 18

Hold Codes

ALL Students

Check for hold codes on your student account that may prevent you from registering for classes if not cleared.

Check for Holds

August 18


ALL Incoming Students

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

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.

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