Welcome to the Cap Family!
Congratulations on your acceptance. Now it’s time to start your first assignments. (Well, really just your next steps.) Use the suggestions and links below to get you on your way to changing the world! Welcome to Capital University.
Started classes this January? Check out our Spring Semester Checklist.
Even if you’ve already been on Capital’s campus, a visit after being accepted can be a game changer for your college search. If it’s your first visit, consider our campus Open House or personal meeting with your admission counselor and a tour with a current student. If you’ve been here before, schedule an individual time to sit in on a class, meet with a professor in your major and try the food in our Capital Court. Call 614-236-6101 or schedule a visit to find your perfect opportunity. We can’t wait to see you soon!
As an accepted student, we can send helpful reminders and announcements to you via text message! It's easy to opt-in. Just text Crusader FIRST and LAST name to 88202. Example: Crusader John Smith (Be sure to include spaces.)
We make it easy and award your Capital scholarships directly from the materials collected with your admission application. Initial award letters begin going out in December. (Look for another fun packet in the mail with more good news!) Check your mail and email often, as we send invitations to our scholarship competitions starting in December, too. Learn more about our renewable first-year student awards. (We also have awards for transfer students.)
As the year goes on, it’s a good idea to keep us updated if you have new academic information to share. For example, always send test scores if you retake the ACT or SAT test. At Capital, we combine your best sub-scores on these tests to create a “SUPERSCORE” for you that is used for scholarship awarding! We can update your file with new test scores or GPA throughout the year. We want to make sure we have the highest information possible for you on file even after you are accepted. Capital’s ACT code is 3242 and our SAT code is 1099 to have scores sent directly to us. You can also have your high school counselor send updates on an official sealed copy of your transcript anytime. (Transfer students, make sure we have your latest and most up to date college GPA as you take additional classes.)
Financial aid awards
An Enrollment Deposit is required to officially reserve your place in Capital’s incoming class. Deposits are due by the national college decision date of May 1, 2016. Deposits received after the May 1 deadline are nonrefundable and will be accepted on a space available basis. Deposit checks can be made payable to Capital University and mailed to Capital University, Admission Office, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394. (For your convenience, a deposit form and reply envelope was included in your acceptance packet!) You can also pay your deposit online.
After sending your deposit and joining our class, you will sign up for a Summer Orientation Day! Summer Orientation is a jam-packed (and super-fun) one day program that takes place in May, June and July where you meet with an adviser to finalize your fall class schedule, get your Capital photo ID picture and email address, complete financial paperwork and meet your fellow classmates.
More than 90% of our first year students live on campus in our residence halls! (We also have residence hall options for transfers.) It’s the best way to integrate yourself into campus life (can’t beat a 5 minute walk to literally everything you need!) and take advantage of all that Capital (and Bexley) offers. All first and second year students that live outside of a 30-mile radius of campus are required to live in the residence halls. Those that live within 30 miles are encouraged to do so but also have the option to commute. Learn more about residence life.
Welcome Weekend, residence hall move-in and the start of classes take place in late August each year. These days will mark the start of your Capital career and one of the most exciting milestones of your life! You won’t forget a moment of your first days at Capital. From Move-In Day to Back to Cap week and our annual activities fair, we promise you will love it! So mark your calendars now for the first day of class on Monday, August 22, 2016!