Undergraduate Admitted Student Checklist

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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 a checklist for our undergraduate admitted students that will help you get that much closer to becoming an official Piper.

Admitted students checklist

The following checklist of items will help set you up so you can easily transition into the Hamline community.

1. Submit your deposit to confirm your enrollment

Deposits Accepted Beyond May 1

While we encourage early confirmation, we'll gladly accept enrollment deposits even after the traditional May 1st deadline. This additional time ensures you receive your complete financial aid package and make a well-informed decision about joining our community.

Deposits Fully Refundable Until June 1 *

Your enrollment deposit will be refundable until June 1, minimizing financial pressure until you have all the information needed to fully consider your options while allowing you to move forward in the enrollment process.


The $400 deposit credits toward your first-semester tuition and is refundable until June 1.

If you are a transfer student, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will provide you with a timeline. Please reach out to admission@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2207 with questions.

*International student enrollment deposits are non-refundable.

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.

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.

Explore housing

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.

6. Complete payment information

Billing information, including payment plan options and specific deadlines, will be mailed to all students who have paid their deposits.

More info about billing

7. Submit your immunization records

Per Hamline University’s Immunization Policy, Hamline students must satisfy vaccination requirements. 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.

Required immunizations

Immunizations currently required are:

  • Tetanus booster (Tdap preferred or Td) within the last 10 years*
  • 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): 2 doses after age 12 months or proof of immunity*

*Minnesota law requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who enroll in a Minnesota college or university to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella. This law allows for some exemptions. Students who have had Measles, Mumps or Rubella may submit blood titer results to prove immunity. There is no titer that is acceptable as proof of immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, or COVID-19.

When are immunizations due?

  • Immunizations should be submitted by August 1 for students enrolling in fall semester and February 1 for students enrolling in spring semester.

How do I submit documentation?

  • Go to Hamline Counseling and Health Services immunizations page for instructions on how to submit your immunization documentation.

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.