Congratulations on your admission to Claremont Graduate University! We look forward to seeing you on campus. As you count down to your first day of classes for Spring 2016 (January 19), here are the Top 10 things you should do as you prepare to begin your graduate studies.
1. RESERVE YOUR SEAT
Secure your seat in the incoming class by submitting your non-refundable tuition deposit online at www.cgu.edu/tuitiondeposit. Or you can pay by check made payable to Claremont Graduate University when you return your decision card (included in your admission packet) by mail:
Claremont Graduate University
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
2. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION
A CGU-wide orientation for all new students will take place on January 14, 2016 (Spring 2016). Learn more at www.cgu.edu/orientation.
Attend your first individual program meeting and meet your classmates and professors.
Have your questions answered or get pointed in the right direction.
Learn about campus resources, including the library, Digital Learning Lab, and Writing Center that are here to help you succeed.
Engage in panel sessions offered with your health and life balance in mind: diversity, health and wellness resources, and planning for your academic career.
3. FINALIZE YOUR FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS
If you haven't already done so, file your FAFSA for free at www.fafsa.ed.gov to become eligible for federal aid (domestic students only). Our school code is G01169. Many students are surprised to find they are eligible for loans to help cover expenses.
If you've already filed your FAFSA and are eligible for loans, go to studentloans.gov to complete online entrance counseling and file the Master Promissory Note (MPN) so we can process your loans quickly.
In addition to the CGU-wide and program-based orientations, you are also required to attend orientation day at the International Place of the Claremont Colleges. Learn more at iplace.claremont.edu.
5. CONNECT WITH YOUR ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
After you send in your decision card, connect with your academic department for information about academic advising and course registration. Also, visit www.cgu.edu/calendars for important dates and deadlines.
If you haven't been here yet, we would love to show you around. To schedule an individual campus visit, contact us at email@example.com or (909) 607-7811. You can also take a virtual tour at www.cgu.edu/map.
8. CONNECT WITH THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
Visit our Student Success Center to find out events from the Office of Career Development, the Writing Center, and the Digital Learning Lab.