• 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.  

    https://www.hamlineinfo.org/paynow/

    The deposit may also be mailed to our office, submitted in-person, or paid online using Piperline. If you have misplaced your login information, contact your admission counselor at 651-523-2207 or admission@hamline.edu.

    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 March.
    • 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 should contact Residential Life to obtain housing information. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a dedicated transfer floor for new transfer students in Drew Hall. Housing and dining contracts are available online starting in December.

    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 fall 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.

    5. Attend orientation.
    Register for Piper Preview and Piper Passages, our mandatory on-campus orientations.

    Your attendance is essential, as you will obtain important information. 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 deposit.

    7. Submit Your Immunization Records
    In compliance with Minnesota state law, all students are required to provide proof of immunization. A form is available online, accessible through your Piperline account. Please note that required immunizations include: measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus and diphtheria. A tetanus and diphtheria vaccination must be current within the last ten years. If immunization requirements are not met a registration hold will be placed on the student's account. Please contact the student's admission counselor 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 Piperline. 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 Piperline, Blackboard, your Hamline email account, and more. Find information specifically for new students about essential applications and technology resources on campus.