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EIU New Student and Family Programs

Transfer Student Checklist

Before the Semester Begins

  • Apply for Housing (if living on campus)

  • Pay Housing down payment at myEIU (if living on campus)

  • Attend an Orientation, Advisement, and Registration day

    • Before attending Orientation, Advisement, and Registration 
      • Bring a list of courses you'd like to take. To view the online course catalog, click here.

      • Make sure you have sent all previous college transcripts (including the current semester) to Admissions. Providing a current transcript with your in-progress course will ensure the most up to date transfer evaluation and degree audit.

      • Wear comfortable clothing and watch the weather!

    • Registration for an Orientation day can be accessed through myEIU or through the email sent to your personal & EIU email. 

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA

  • Submit Immunization Record Form to the Medical Clinic by August 1 (fall semester), December 15 (spring semester), and May 1 (summer semester).

  • Complete AlcoholEDU for College, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergrads, and Mental Well Being for Students. These programs will open on the first day of classes. Please check your PantherMail for details on how to log in and due dates.

Move-In Day

  • Get your Panther Card (if not already done at Orientation)

  • Get your books from Textbook Rental Service

First Six Weeks

  • Attend all Welcome Weekend events

  • Refer to your Welcome Weekend booklet for ways to connect, engage, and learn about ways to get involved at EIU!

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Contact Information

New Student & Family Programs

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
600 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6435

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