New Student Checklist


CHECK-IN/CONFIRM YOUR ADMISSION TO CSU

Being confirmed means that you have been offered admission by the Office of Admissions and that all your application materials have been received AND you have paid your $50.00 matriculation/confirmation fee. Students are also charged a $50.00 New Student Orientation Fee. You will not receive a MyCSU account or be able to register for classes if you are not confirmed.

 

CONSULT WITH AN ACADEMIC ADVISOR.

Professional academic advisors or faculty members from the college where your major is housed will assist you with selecting classes each semester so that you meet your general education and ultimately your graduation requirements. You will see an advisor each semester prior to registering for classes. Advisors from each college will be on-site during SOAR to assist with selecting classes for the Fall.

 

OBTAIN A MYCSU ACCOUNT.

MyCSU is your on-line vehicle for registering for classes, e-mail, accessing your course homepages, and obtaining information about campus. You may also check your grades, view your personal information, review your financial aid awards and much more on MyCSU. To obtain an account you must have been offered admissions by the Office of Admissions. If you are not confirmed by the Office of Admissions, you will not be permitted to register for class via MyCSU. You may obtain your MyCSU user name and password during SOAR. In the future, you may also obtain your MyCSU user name and password in person at the Marauder Card Office located 1st Floor Ward Center or Room 10 Newsome Administration Bldg., by phone at 937-376-6476/6011, or by e-mail at helpdesk@centralstate.edu.

 

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

During SOAR, you will register for classes via MyCSU; staff from IT will be on-hand to assist you. Additionally, staff from the Registrar’s Office will be on-site to assist you. The registrar’s office will assist you with registering for your learning community classes. In the future, you will register via MyCSU or in-person at the Registrar’s Office, which is located on the 1st Floor of the Newsome Administration Building. To register during SOAR, you must have been confirmed by Admissions and advised by an Academic Advisor.

 

OBTAIN YOUR MARAUDER CARD

Your Marauder Card is your student identification and passport to campus resources including the library and dining services. You may obtain you student ID in the Marauder Card Office located on the 1st Floor of the Ward Building after you have registered for your Fall classes.

 

SECURE ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

You must complete a housing application in order to secure campus housing for the year. You must also pay $60.00 application fee and $135.00 damage deposit during SOAR.

 

MAKE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO COVER THE COST OF YOUR TUITION, FEES, ROOM, & BOARD.

Prior to attending classes at CSU, you must cover or make payment arrangement for the cost of your tuition and fees. to make payment or set up payment arrangements, contact the Office of Cash Management on the 1st Floor Newsome Administration Bldg. (937) 376-6343 / (937) 376-6330. For your convenience, information regarding the Payment Plan will available during NSO. If you have yet to sign your award letter and accept your financial aid award, you may do so during SOAR or via your MyCSU account. Also, it is important for you to read and understand “Don’t Lose Your Classes” And “Paying For College” Scenarios In Your Orientation Booklet.

 

ATTEND INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP SESSIONS.

These sessions are designed to assist you to matriculate successfully to Central State Universities. Information in these sessions will improve your college knowledge! They will assist your understanding of what it really means to be a successful college student. All four sessions are held in Wesley Hall Auditorium. Wesley Hall is located adjacent to the CSU clock tower.

 

BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

The Campus Bookstore is located on the ground floor of the Ward Student Center. Books are not covered in the cost of your tuition and fees; the cost of textbooks varies by semester.

 

SECURE A CAMPUS PARKING PERMIT.

If you plan to have your vehicle on campus, then you must obtain a parking permit. A valid Driver’s License, Proof of Insurance and Vehicle Registration are required to obtain a permit. Permits are issued by the Campus Police Department and the Office of Public Safety.