Undergraduate Admitted Student Checklist
Take your first steps to becoming a Piper
It’s a big decision to say “yes” to Hamline, but it’s one that you won’t regret. We want every step of your experience to run smoothly, and that includes the early logistics of applying for financial aid and housing, registering for orientation, and submitting the proper transcripts and documents.
Your personal admission counselor will contact you to answer questions and share your excitement in being admitted to Hamline. In the meantime, we’ve provided you with a checklist that will help you get that much closer to becoming an official Piper.
Our checklist helps set you up so you can easily transition into our community.
1. Submit your deposit to confirm your enrollment
The $400 deposit credits toward your first-semester tuition and is non-refundable. If you are a new first-year student, be sure to submit your deposit by May 1, the national decision deadline, to secure your spot at Hamline.
We encourage you to use the link below to pay your enrollment deposit securely online.
- Username: The email that you provided on your application
- Password: Use the password you previously set up for your application account
- If you don’t remember your password, select the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the login page and follow the instructions
You may also pay your deposit by mailing it to the address below:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-C1930
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1284
2. Apply for financial aid
Your financial aid package from Hamline University may consist of merit scholarships, talent scholarships, and need-based grants, loans, or work options. Your admission counselor can help guide you through the financial aid process if you have any questions.
- Merit scholarships are given out based on your admission materials.
- Talent scholarships are available in specific academic areas and generally require selection by faculty and/or submission of separate materials.
- Need-based grants, loans, or work options are based on financial need and are determined by the FAFSA. Approximately 40% of our students receive other federal or state grants—even more may be eligible for other grants from Hamline. Regardless of financial need, students should at least be eligible for loans and work options at Hamline. Hamline’s code is 002354.
- If you plan to utilize a loan to help finance your education, please visit our student loan programs page for more information.
While scholarship notifications may arrive earlier in the year, grants, loans, and work options are not finalized until after the FAFSA is filed. As a result, completed financial aid packages, along with cost information, will begin to be mailed to students in December.
Office of Financial Aid
We are proud to provide competitive financial aid and scholarship opportunities and will give you the necessary support to ensure that your time with us is positive and affordable.
Apply using the FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal aid. View required documents, deadlines, and other steps needed to apply for financial aid for the school year. It’s free to apply!
3. Reserve your housing
New students who have paid the $400 enrollment deposit will be emailed instructions for completing the online housing application. Housing and dining contracts are available starting in April for students starting fall term and in December for students starting in the spring.
4. Submit your official final transcripts and test scores
Transcripts must be official and should be sent from your high school directly to Hamline. Transcripts can be sent electronically or mailed by your high school to Hamline.
- First-year students: Hamline University is test-optional. If you chose to have your ACT/SAT scores considered at the time of admission you will need to send in your official score report. An official copy can be sent to Hamline by the relevant testing agency.
- Transfer students: After your fall semester concludes, send your updated transcripts to Hamline so we may evaluate them for course equivalencies.
5. Get ready to attend orientation
Our mandatory on-campus orientations help new students jump into life at Hamline, meet other incoming students, and understand course registration. First-year students need to attend Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and Fall Orientation, while fall and spring transfer students have their own Registration Days.
Your attendance is essential, as you will obtain important information at these orientation events. Additional information will be sent with course registration materials.
First-year summer orientation (SOAR)
SOAR is the first of two required orientation programs for all first-year students to help make their experience at Hamline exceptional.
First-year fall orientation
The fall orientation program is the second required orientation for all new students.
Transfer fall/spring orientation
Transfer students can learn about upcoming orientation sessions and additional nonmandatory sessions.
6. Complete payment information
Billing information, including payment plan options and specific deadlines, will be mailed to all students who have paid their deposits.
7. Submit your immunization records
Hamline University has established immunization requirements for its students to maintain the health and safety of our community. These requirements must be met for the student to attend classes, per Hamline University Policy. All students are required to provide proof of immunization, records will be submitted through Workday Onboarding. Students need to upload an official immunization record that includes legal name, date of birth, and dates of administered immunizations. Failure to comply will result in a registration hold on their account.
Immunizations that are currently required are:
- Tdap (Tetanus) booster in the last 10 years
- Two MMR’s (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), first one given after age one
- Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters
- Required by Hamline University. Students are considered up to date if they are not yet eligible for their next dose.
Minnesota law (M.S. 135A. 14) requires all students born after Dec. 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college to be immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella. Documentation is required by Aug 1.
Please contact Counseling and Health Services with any questions.
8. Health insurance at Hamline
All Hamline University undergraduate students are required to carry some form of sickness and accident insurance coverage, either your own or the Hamline-sponsored student insurance plan.
- Domestic students: If you have your own health insurance coverage, you may waive the Hamline-sponsored student health insurance plan at the time of registration by entering your insurance company and policy number into Piperline.
- Automatic enrollment: If you do not waive coverage, you will be automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the policy sponsored by Hamline University.
- Future opt-in: If you have waived coverage through the Hamline-sponsored health insurance plan but wish to sign up at a later time, contact Student Accounts at 651-523-3000.
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