• Online Degree Completion

    Next Steps for Newly Admitted Students

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Hamline! We’re excited to welcome you as a student to the Hamline community and the Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program. Your Online Navigator is available to answer any of your questions and help you through the process of getting ready for and enrolled in classes. In the meantime, here are some next steps you can get started on:

    Submit your intent to enroll form

    Once you’ve reviewed your admission letter, you must confirm your acceptance into the program by submitting your Intent to Enroll form, which you can find at the bottom of your application status page.

    Apply for financial aid

    1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    All students expecting to use financial aid must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). When filling out the online form, use Hamline’s school code: 002354. Once Hamline receives your FAFSA results, we will mail you a financial aid award that includes loan application instructions and payment plan information.

    Complete your FAFSA here

    2. Submit your loan applications
    You can find all the instructions for applying for student loans on our website. Select the loan you are interested in and follow the instructions listed. Please refer to your financial aid award letter for loan types and amounts. Do this as soon as possible; it can take up to three weeks to complete the application process for some loans.

    Apply for loans

    Connect with your online navigator

    Your Online Navigator will be your main point of contact and primary resource for consultation and advice throughout your degree program. They will provide personalized, one-on-one support and guide you through orientation and class registration.

    Meet Your Online Navigator

    Kelly Krebs
    Kelly Krebs, director of the online degree completion program
    With more than 25 years of experience in higher education and 20 years at Hamline University, Kelly has a deep knowledge of the Hamline curriculum and is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals.

    Complete your online orientation

    New students must complete the online orientation before starting classes. Your Online Navigator will send you information with a link to the orientation program. Through the orientation program, you’ll be introduced to Hamline’s online learning platform, Canvas, and become familiar with the support services and resources available to you.

    Get registered for classes

    Once you complete the online orientation, your Online Navigator will work with you to determine which course(s) you’ll be taking for your first term and help you enroll. You’ll have access to your course(s) one week before the start of the term.