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Welcome to the Cap Family!

  • Congratulations on your acceptance for Fall 2015. Now it’s time to start your first assignments. (Well, really just your next steps.) Use the suggestions and links below to get you on your way to changing the world! Welcome to Capital University.


    Spread the Good News 

    Share your acceptance packet with your family members and celebrate your accomplishment! While you’re at it, let your friends know by tagging a photo of yourself with your acceptance folder or certificate to #CapitalBound. 


    VIEW MY FINANCIAL AID AWARD

    In order to access , you will need your assigned User Name and pin. For security purposes, the User Name will be printed on the Deposit Form that will be included in your paper financial aid award packet and the pin number will be emailed to you. Once you have both your User Name and pin, View My Financial Aid Award.

    Your financial aid award will let you know your estimated cost to attend Capital and include your merit award(s) and any need-based aid that results from filing the FAFSA. Your admission counselor will contact you once your award is available to go over it in detail and answer any questions you (or your family) may have.


    ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT

    An Enrollment Deposit is required to officially reserve your place in Capital’s incoming class. Deposits received after the May 1 deadline are nonrefundable and will be accepted on a space available basis. The fall 2015 first year nursing class has reached capacity. Transfer nursing students should contact the admission office at 614-236-6101 to discuss options for transferring to Capital as limited space may come available for nursing transfers. Deposit checks can be made payable to Capital University and mailed to Capital University, Admission Office, 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH 43209-2394. (For your convenience, a deposit form and reply envelope was included in your acceptance packet!) You can also pay your deposit online. We’ll be so happy we’ll promptly send you a t-shirt to show off your purple and white!


    STAY CONNECTED

    Make sure you know your admission counselor as they can be your lifeline for any questions about Capital or your college decision in general! Our counselors can answer questions about majors, AP or college credit, scholarships, financial aid, campus life, Columbus, Bexley and more! Meet our counselors and find out if you are working with Alecia, Ashley, Stephanie, Jae, Susanna, Deanna or Joyin and email us at admission@capital.edu if you need help figuring out who you are working with. We love hearing from you!


    FAFSA

    FAFSA is your key to all need-based financial assistance. Capital’s FAFSA code is 003023. You can file for free online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine what types of federal, state and institutional need-based aid you are eligible to receive, including grants, loans and work-study. (Before you file the FAFSA, you and at least one parent will need to get a PIN number to electronically sign your FAFSA. You can register for your PIN anytime at www.pin.ed.gov.)


    DO YOUR RESEARCH

    College scholarships exist beyond universities and FAFSA so be sure to explore all of your options. Third party awards may be available from local businesses, non-profit organizations, employers of you or your family members, churches, school groups and more! Think about your extracurricular involvement, job experience or unique traits that might make you stand out! Conduct online searches and talk with your high school counselor about opportunities in your community. These type of funds are usually gift aid and can often help make college even more affordable for you and your family. The sooner you begin your research, the more chances you may have! (Helpful Tip: Be wary of scholarship applications that require you to pay money to apply. You should not need to pay to apply for aid.)


    ORIENTATION & CLASS SCHEDULING

    After sending your deposit and joining our class, sign up for a Summer Orientation Day! Summer Orientation is a jam-packed (and super-fun) one day program where you meet with an adviser to finalize your fall class schedule, get your Capital photo ID picture and email address, complete financial paperwork and meet your fellow classmates.

    2015 Summer Orientation Dates:
    SATURDAY, MAY 16
    TUESDAY, JUNE 2
    THURSDAY, JUNE 4
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
    FRIDAY, JUNE 19
    SATURDAY, JUNE 27
    THURSDAY, JULY 9 (TRANSFER STUDENT DATE)


    RESIDENCE HALLS, MEAL PLANS & COMMUTER LIFE

    All first and second year students that live outside of a 30-mile radius of campus are required to live in the residence halls. Those that live within 30 miles are encouraged to do so but also have the option to commute. Learn more about residence life. Complete the form below as soon as possible. Please note that housing is granted on a space available basis for the fall semester.

    The Online Housing Intention Form needs to be completed by both residential and commuter students. Since you have not created a housing log in before, start by clicking on the "New to Capital" and enter your name, Capital student ID number, email and birth date.


    HEALTH FORMS

    Students entering Capital must return the New Student Health Information and Immunization Form (PDF) before July 1, 2015.

    The required immunizations are:

    Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis; within the last ten years
    Measles, Mumps, Rubella: 2 immunizations
    Polio: completed primary series
    Tuberculosis Questionnaire must be completed; if any questions are answered "yes" then a TB skin test will be required

    You are urged to get the required immunizations and completed forms to the Center for Health and Wellness as soon as possible to avoid delaying your start in fall classes. Recommended immunizations are the Hepatitis B (required for nursing students) and Meningitis vaccines.


    move-in

    We are excited for you to arrive on campus to begin your journey. Move-in is on Thursday, August 20, 2015. 

    We have several groups arriving early to campus including: 
    Fall Sports Teams: You will receive information from your coach about your specific move-in times.
    Smooth Transitions Participants: Sunday, August 16, 2015
    Conservatory Students: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    Students needing to attend Summer Orientation: Wednesday, August 19, 2015


    WELCOME WEEKEND 2015

    Welcome Weekend will run from Thursday, August 20, 2015 to Sunday, August 23, 2015. After move-in day and before classes begin, we intentionally immerse you in the #CapFam. We will provide you with opportunities to engage with faculty, staff, upper-level students, and other incoming students so that you can start creating your home away from home at Capital. You can bet you’ll eat great food, meet awesome people, and maybe even get hypnotized! Watch for the full schedule as August gets closer. Classes begin Monday, August 24, 2015.


    TEXT MESSAGE OPT-IN

    As an accepted student, we can send helpful reminders and announcements to you via text message! It's easy to opt-in. Just text Crusader FIRST and LAST name to 88202. Example: Crusader John Smith (Be sure to include spaces.)