Summer Visit Day 2014: First look at Capital for rising high school seniors
August 17 - August 20
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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.
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.)
Visit welcome.capital.edu to start connecting with the Capital community! The site includes helpful checklists, social media links, photo galleries, faculty & staff profiles, and informative (and fun!) videos on everything from unraveling the mysteries of your financial aid award letter to paying your enrollment deposit.
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! Go to www.capital.edu/admissioncounselors to find out if you are working with Alecia, Ashley, Sara, Jae, Susanna, Deanna or Joyin and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help figuring out who you are working with. We love hearing from you!
Merit Scholarship & Grant Consideration
At Capital, we make it easy for you and award most of our scholarships and grants directly from the materials collected with your admission application. (Look for a fun packet in the mail with the good news!)
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 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.)
Financial Aid Awards
Click here to View My Financial Aid Award online.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. Please call the Admission and Welcome Center at 614-236-6101 if you need help with your username or password for WebAdvisor.
An enrollment deposit is required to officially reserve your place in Capital’s incoming class. This payment is non-refundable and will be applied towards your annual fee. Deposits for fall 2014 will be accepted on a space available basis since the May 1 college selection date has passed. 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!)
Pay your enrollment deposit online at www.capital.edu/deposits. We’ll be so happy we’ll promptly send you a t-shirt to show off your purple and white!
Orientation & Class Scheduling
After sending your deposit and joining our class, you will sign up for a Summer Orientation Day! Summer Orientation is a jam-packed (yet 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.
Residence Halls, Meal Plans & Commuter Life
More than 90% of our first year students live on campus in our residence halls! (We also have residence hall options for transfers.) It’s the best way to integrate yourself into campus life (can’t beat a 5 minute walk to literally everything you need!) and take advantage of all that Capital (and Bexley) offers. (For example, when you live on campus, you are in easy walking distance to great food – from our 1 Main Café in the student union to Chipotle and Graeters!) 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.
The Online Housing Intention Form needs to be completed by both residential and commuter students. Roommate announcements will be in July. Since you have not created a housing log in before, start by clicking on the "New Capital Students Click Here" link on that page and enter your name, Capital student ID number, email and birth date.
Students who meet certain guidelines may be eligible for early arrival to the residence halls. Please see the early arrival guidelines and application for more information.
Health & Emergency Contact Forms
Students entering Capital must return the New Student Health Information and Immunization Form (PDF) and the Student Emergency Contact Information Form (PDF) by July 1, 2014.
The required immunizations are: Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis; within the last ten years Measles, Mumps, Rubella: 2 immunizations Polio: completed primary seriesTuberculosis 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.
Student User Account Retrieval
Watch for an email from our Capital University Information Technology (I.T.) department with the subject “Your Capital University Account” from email@example.com. The email will give instructions on how to access your Capital login/email account. If you did not receive the email from Information Technology or are having trouble accessing your Capital University email account, please contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-236-6508.
Visit Us (For the First, Second or Third Time!)
Even if you’ve already been on Capital’s campus, a visit after being accepted can be a game changer for your college search. If it’s your first visit, consider a personal meeting with your admission counselor and a tour with a current student. Call 614-236-6101 or go to www.capital.edu/visit to find your perfect opportunity. Tell our visit coordinator (her name is Jeni – like the ice cream shop down the street) that you are accepted (she’ll be excited for you!) and give about two weeks’ notice of when you’d like to visit for the best experience. We can’t wait to see you soon!
You’ll receive a notification via your Capital University email when your electronic billing statement is available. Statements are updated weekly starting in mid-July. If you have questions about your eBill, please call Student Accounts at 614-236-6123. » Download instructions for accessing your eBill (PDF)» View a sample 1098T Form (PDF)
Welcome Weekend and Start of School
Welcome weekend will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014. This day will mark the start of your Capital career and one of the most exciting milestones of your life! You won’t forget a moment of your first days at Capital. From Move-In Day (where President Bowman just may help you carry that mini-fridge) to bonfires to our annual activities fair to the simple excitement of being on our beautiful campus in the fall, we promise you will love it! So mark your calendars now for the first day of class on Monday, August 25, 2014!
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