Steps after Acceptance
Recommended completion date: March 15th
You can begin the Financial Aid Process as soon as you are accepted to NCU. Carefully follow the steps to receive Financial Aid to ensure you receive all the aid you are eligible to receive.
After completing the FAFSA, you will either receive notification of additional forms that are needed or you will receive an official award letter. Once you have the award letter, you can begin planning financially by calculating your total cost of attendance and then talking to your Admissions Counselor about the aid you have been awarded.
Recommended completion date: April 1st
All students must complete a form indicating their plans for housing during the semester. This includes applying to live in the dorms, campus apartments, or off-campus as a commuter. Housing application forms are available online. You will need your student username and password in order to apply for housing. This information is sent on a postcard that is enclosed in your acceptance letter. If you lost or forgot your login info, feel free to contact your Admissions Counselor. In order to view a description of the various dorms and more information on housing, please refer to the below “Housing Information Packet.”
All housing is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis so we recommend that you apply for housing right after you are accepted. You must submit a $200 housing security deposit in order for your application to be submitted. This deposit will be refunded at the end of your time in the residence halls if there is no damage to your rooms. If you decide to attend a different college and cancel with us by the end of July, then your deposit will be returned to you in full.
Approximately midway through the semester before you are scheduled to enroll, you will receive your New Student Registration Packet including housing forms, parking information, and class registration information. Follow the instructions and information outlined in this packet as you complete the rest of your registration process.
Recommended completion date: June 15th
Your registration packet will include your NCU username and password. Using this information, log in to the Unet system to register for the classes you would like to take. Class registration for new students will open in either April or May depending on your class standing. You don’t need to wait until an NSR Day to register for classes. We actually suggest that you complete your registration prior to an NSR Day and then just verify your schedule while you are here on campus.
While NSR Days are not mandatory, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of this opportunity to get acquainted with the campus, meet other incoming students, pick up your student ID card, talk with financial aid, and complete other registration steps. Not only will you be that much more prepared for the semester to start, but you'll be able to avoid having to complete these tasks during Welcome Week.
Recommended completion date: July 15th
Students who would like to request any of NCU's parking options must complete the parking application process. We have the following parking options and all must be applied for: On-Campus, Commuter, Elliot East, Mensing, and street parking. More information about parking policies and current permit prices can be found on the Security Office resources page.
Recommended completion date: July 31
Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires proof that all students born after 1956 are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella. The following Immunization Form must be completed and signed prior to beginning your first semester at NCU. The form is very simple – just write your name at the top and then fill out Part 1 if you are from MN, fill out Part 2 if you are transferring, or fill out Part 3 if you graduated from high school in a state other than MN. There is no need for a doctor’s signature unless you want to file a medical exemption.
Recommended completion date: July 31
Even though you can be accepted to NCU based on a partial high school or college transcript, we need your school to send us a final, official transcript after you complete your last semester of classes. A final transcript must meet the following requirements:
- Be officially sealed and mailed directly from the school
- Include a graduation date (not just a month, but an actual date)
- Include a final GPA
- List all courses and grades
Once you are registered for classes, you will be able to view a list of books required for your semester. You can reserve your books online through our bookstore starting at the end of July. To access our bookstore page, use the link below. For detailed instructions on how to purchase books, click on the “Customer Service” link. The great part about reserving your books ahead of time is that they will be ready for pick-up during Welcome Week, which means you can skip all the long lines!
Minneapolis is the 16th largest U.S. market; there are plenty of local employers within walking distance or easily accessible by light-rail or bus. Begin searching postings today! NCU also hosts a job fair the first week of school.
To find work on-campus jobs, contact the office that you would like to work for directly (e.g. call or walk-in). On-campus jobs are popular, and are filled quickly. Some offices, such as Housekeeping and Food Services, are always accepting applications.
NCU’s Job Website: CareerWire
Welcome Week occurs during the few days prior to classes beginning and is required for all incoming students. It begins with all residential students moving into their dorms and then continues with various sessions and activities that introduce you to the North Central community. Further information about Welcome Week can be found online as well as in your Registration Packet.