Next Steps after Accepting Your Offer
For high school seniors, now is an exciting time! You’ve just graduated (or you’re about to graduate) and you’ve accepted an offer at a university.
While this is an exciting time, it’s important to keep in mind that the work doesn’t stop here.
Here are some next steps to consider:
Submit Your Enrollment Deposit (if you haven’t already): To secure your spot at the university, submit your enrollment deposit by the deadline. This deposit is typically non-refundable and signals your commitment to attend the school.
Review Your Financial Aid Package: Once you receive your financial aid package, review it carefully to understand your options for paying for college. Consider meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss your options and plan accordingly.
Initiate Your Student Visa Paperwork (for international students): This process begins after you submit your enrollment deposit. Typically, the university will request passport and financial information to initiate the process and paperwork. You will be able to schedule your visa interview at your local embassy once you have your I 20.
Plan Your Housing, First Semester Classes and Orientation: If you plan to live on campus, research your housing options and submit your application as soon as possible. Keep an eye out for communication from the University about selecting your first semester courses. Also, attend orientation events to get acclimated to campus life and meet your fellow classmates.
Celebrate and Thank Those Who Supported You: Take a moment to celebrate your achievement and thank those who supported you along the way, including family, friends, and mentors. Their encouragement and guidance played a significant role in your success.
Stay Focused on Your Goals: While it’s important to celebrate your acceptance, remember that your ultimate goal is to make the most of your time at the university. Stay focused on your academic and personal goals, and take advantage of the resources and opportunities available to you on campus.
As you embark on this exciting new chapter in your life, remember that you have the potential to achieve great things. Best of luck to all new university students!