Welcome to the Cap Family!
Congratulations on your acceptance for Fall 2015. 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.
Share your acceptance packet with your family members and celebrate your accomplishment! While you’re at it, let your friends know by tagging a photo of yourself with your acceptance folder or certificate to #CapitalBound.
In order to access , you will need your assigned User Name and pin. For security purposes, the User Name will be printed on the Deposit Form that will be included in your paper financial aid award packet and the pin number will be emailed to you. Once you have both your User Name and pin, View My Financial Aid Award.Your financial aid award will let you know your estimated cost to attend Capital and include your merit award(s) and any need-based aid that results from filing the FAFSA. Your admission counselor will contact you once your award is available to go over it in detail and answer any questions you (or your family) may have.
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, 2015. A deposit received prior to the deadline is fully refundable by written request until May 1, 2015. 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. We’ll be so happy we’ll promptly send you a t-shirt to show off your purple and white!
Make sure you know your admission counselor as they can be your lifeline for any questions about Capital or your college decision in general! Our counselors can answer questions about majors, AP or college credit, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, Columbus, Bexley and more! Meet our counselors and find out if you are working with Alecia, Ashley, Stephanie, Jae, Susanna, Deanna or Joyin and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help figuring out who you are working with. We love hearing from you!
FAFSA is your key to all need-based financial assistance. Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023. You can file for free online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine what types of federal, state and institutional need-based aid you are eligible to receive, including grants, loans and work-study. (Before you file the FAFSA, you and at least one parent will need to get a PIN number to electronically sign your FAFSA. You can register for your PIN anytime at www.pin.ed.gov.)
College scholarships exist beyond universities and FAFSA so be sure to explore all of your options. Third party awards may be available from local businesses, non-profit organizations, employers of you or your family members, churches, school groups and more! Think about your extracurricular involvement, job experience or unique traits that might make you stand out! Conduct online searches and talk with your high school counselor about opportunities in your community. These type of funds are usually gift aid and can often help make college even more affordable for you and your family. The sooner you begin your research, the more chances you may have! (Helpful Tip: Be wary of scholarship applications that require you to pay money to apply. You should not need to pay to apply for aid.)
After sending your deposit and joining our class, sign up for a Summer Orientation Day! Summer Orientation takes place in May, June and July and is a jam-packed (and super-fun) one day program 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.
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. Complete the form below as soon as possible. Please note that housing is granted on a space available basis for the fall semester. The Online Housing Intention Form needs to be completed by both residential and commuter students. Since you have not created a housing log in before, start by clicking on the "New to Capital" and enter your name, Capital student ID number, email and birth date.
Students entering Capital must return the New Student Health Information and Immunization Form (PDF) and the Student Emergency Contact Information Form (PDF) before July 1, 2015. The required immunizations are: Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis; within the last ten years Measles, Mumps, Rubella: 2 immunizations Polio: completed primary series Tuberculosis Questionnaire must be completed; if any questions are answered "yes" then a TB skin test will be required You are urged to get the required immunizations and completed forms to the Center for Health and Wellness as soon as possible to avoid delaying your start in fall classes. Recommended immunizations are the Hepatitis B (required for nursing students) and Meningitis vaccines.
We are excited for you to arrive on campus to begin your journey. We have several different move-in days.Fall Sports Teams: You will receive information from your coach about your specific move-in times.Smooth Transitions Participants: Sunday, August 16, 2015Conservatory Students: Wednesday, August 19, 2015Students needing to attend Summer Orientation: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 All other first year students will move in on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Welcome Weekend will run from Thursday, August 20, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015. After move-in day and before classes begin, we intentionally immerse you in the #CapFam. We will provide you with opportunities to engage with faculty, staff, upper-level students, and other incoming students so that you can start creating your home away from home at Capital. You can bet you’ll eat great food, meet awesome people, and maybe even get hypnotized! Watch for the full schedule as August gets closer. Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2015.
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.)