What You Need To Do After Being Accepted To A College
Many students have heard now if they are being admitted to various four year colleges and universities across the nation. For those fortunate students that have been admitted to a four year college, either freshman or transfer student, there are a series of steps that you will need to complete in order to complete your acceptance of admissions.
Private colleges, public universities and career colleges all have their own process after sending out the acceptance letters. Students will be receiving a letter of acceptance which outlines what students are required to do. For example, UC Berkeley has a specific outline that students should follow, otherwise their admissions will be void.
The outline of steps consists of the following:
STEP ONE: Completing Statement of Intention to Register (SIR). Similar to student athletes who sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend a specific school to play a sport, the regular student population signs a SIR.
UC Berkeley has a their SIR online that you can fill out. This is their official method of acceptance. Simply informing the department which you will be working with is not enough. You need to let the Admissions office know officially via this form.
STEP TWO: Every college has their own online student system. For UC Berkeley for example, they call it Bear Facts and activating a CalNet ID. A CalNet ID is your online identity at UC Berkeley and will be used for authentication purposes throughout your time on campus. Check with the individual campus you are accepted to because they will have their own systems. UC Santa Barbara has the Gold system.
STEP THREE: Completing Statement of Legal Residence (SLR). All schools will want to know if you are a resident of the state the college is located in. This form is required of all new students and enables the Office of the Registrar to determine the fees you will be assessed. They usually want this form submitted around mid June. You can usually access this form from the online account you set up in step 2. Otherwise, you can always call the Registrar’s office.
STEP FOUR: Now its time to fill out the financial aid forms or update them if you already have. Many students select a few different schools on their FAFSA if they applied to different schools. But now that you know what school you are attending, you can let FAFSA know the school you will be attending in the fall semester or quarter. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form.
Complete the Non-Immigrant Information Form (NIF). If you are not a citizen or permanent resident (holding a valid green card) of the United States, complete the online Non-Immigration Information Form (NIF).
Additional Information for New College Students
- Contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) if you are in need of support services
- Use web links to the housing, health and medical insurance, orientations, and other campus resources
- Visit the Registrar’s office for tuition and fee schedules
Regardless of what college you go to, these tend to be the 4 major steps students must follow to ensure they accept their admittance properly and efficiently.
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