• Admitted Student Checklist

    Your personal admission counselor will contact you to answer questions and share your excitement in being admitted to the spring class. In the meantime, here are your first steps toward becoming a Piper.

    1. Submit your Deposit to confirm your enrollment at Hamline.
    The $400 deposit credits toward your first semester tuition and is NOT a separate fee. 

    We encourage you to use the link below to pay your enrollment deposit securely online. Your username is the email that you provided on your application. If you have forgotten your password to your Application Account, click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link on the login page and follow the instructions.

    Submit Deposit

    The deposit may also be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Questions? Please contact admission@hamline.edu or at 651-523-2207. 

    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.

    • Merit Scholarships are based on your admission application.
    • Talent Scholarships are available in some academic areas. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • If you plan to utilize a loan to help finance your education please visit the Student Loan Programs website for help.

    Your admission counselor will guide you through the process. Contact the Hamline University Office of Undergraduate Admission at 651-523-2207 or admission@hamline.edufor more information.  

    3. Reserve your housing.
    New students who have paid the $400 deposit will receive housing information in mid-March. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a dedicated transfer floor for new transfer students in Drew Hall. Housing applications are available online starting in April.

    4. Submit Your Final Transcript and Official Standardized Test Score (ACT and/or SAT)
    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. 

    • TRANSFER STUDENTS: After your semester concludes, send updated transcripts to Hamline so we may evaluate them for course equivalencies.
    • FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) STUDENTS: If your standardized test score (ACT and/or SAT) does not appear on your high school transcript, you must request an official copy to be sent to Hamline from the respective testing agency. If you applied test-optional, you do not need to submit standardized test scores.

    5. Attend orientation.
    Sign up for a Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) session. Hamline's New Student Programs team hosts several different SOAR sessions for incoming students throughout June and July. Students will be able to sign up for their preferred SOAR session in early May. Attendance is mandatory for incoming students, as you will obtain important information and register for your fall semester courses. Additional information will be sent with course registration materials.

    All new first year students will also attend Fall Orientation in the days leading up to the beginning of fall semester. Students will receive more information about Fall Orientation after they attend SOAR. 

    6. Complete Payment Information
    Billing information, including payment plan options and specific deadlines, will be mailed to all students who have paid their deposit.

    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*

    2 MMR’s (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) first one given after age 1*

    Up-to-date COVID-19 Vaccination, including boosters**


    *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.

    **required by Hamline University

    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. If you are a domestic student, and 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 Workday. If you do not waive this coverage, you will be automatically enrolled in (and billed for) the policy sponsored by Hamline University. If you have waived coverage through the Hamline-sponsored health insurance plan, but wish to "opt-in" at a later time, you should contact Student Accounts at 651-523-3000.

    9. Technology
    Technology for learning
    at Hamline includes Workday, Canvas, your Hamline email account, and more. Find information specifically for new students about essential applications and technology resources on campus.