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Spread the Good News
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.
Visit Us (For the First, Second or Third Time!)
Even if you’ve already been on Capital’s campus, a visit after being accepted can be a game changer for your college decision. If it’s your first visit, consider a personal meeting with your admission counselor and a tour with a current student. Call 614-236-6101 or go to www.capital.edu/visit to find your perfect opportunity. Tell our visit coordinator (her name is Jeni – like the ice cream shop down the street) that you are accepted (she’ll be excited for you!) and give about two weeks’ notice of when you’d like to visit for the best experience. We can’t wait to see you soon!
Stay in Touch
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! Go to www.capital.edu/admissioncounselors to find out if you are working with Alecia, Ashley, Lindsey, Sara, Jae, Susanna, Deanna or Joyin and email us at email@example.com if you need help figuring out who you are working with. We love hearing from you!
Merit Scholarship & Grant Consideration
At Capital, we make it easy for you and award most of our scholarships and grants directly from the materials collected with your admission application. Your award letter was included in your acceptance packet.
Plan to send your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. 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 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.)
Financial Aid Awards
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. After you are notified that your award is available, view your financial aid award on WebAdvisor using the username and password we sent you.
An enrollment deposit is required to officially reserve your place in Capital’s spring class. Deposits for spring are nonrefundable so you want to make sure you finalize your financial aid prior to sending your deposit. 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 online at www.capital.edu/deposits. We’ll be so happy we’ll promptly send you a t-shirt to show off your purple and white!
Class Scheduling & Winter Welcome Orientation
Register now for our winter welcome orientation program on Monday, December 16. You meet with an adviser to finalize your spring class schedule, get your Capital photo ID picture and email address, complete financial paperwork and meet your fellow classmates. Download the tentative winter welcome schedule (PDF).
Residence Halls, Meal Plans & Commuter Life
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. More information about residence life and meal plans is available at www.capital.edu/residence-life.
Deposited Spring Students – please complete the steps below as soon as possible. Please note that housing is granted on a space available basis for the spring semester.
Resident Students:1. Complete the Online Housing Application 2. Print and complete a Campus Housing Agreement (PDF), and mail, fax or email this document to the Residence Life Office.
Commuter Students:1. Please complete and submit the Housing Release Request if you are considering living off campus.
Students entering Capital must return the Health History, Immunization Record (PDF) and Student Emergency Contact forms before January 6, 2014.
Start of School
Residence hall move-in is Sunday, January 5 and the start of classes takes place January 6. 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. The first day of class is on Monday, January 6, 2014!
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