Office of New Student Orientation Programs

New Student Checklist

There are many tasks for your student to complete before the first day of classes, which can also be found on the New Student tab in the myUT portal. Use this checklist as a guide to help your student complete each step, and contact our office if you have any questions along the way.

1. COMPLETE The FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

All students who wish to be considered for financial aid are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at studentaid.gov. Enter the federal school code 003131 on the FAFSA to ensure your information is sent to UToledo.

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2. SUBMIT ENROLLMENT AND HOUSING DEPOSITS

Please note enrollment deposits are only required for students coming directly from high school.

Your student may submit the deposit(s) as soon as they are admitted and have decided to enroll at UToledo. The enrollment deposit must be submitted prior to registering for orientation.

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3. COMPLETE HOUSING APPLICATION

All first- and second-year students who live outside of a 25-mile radius from UToledo are required to live on campus and have a meal plan. Students who reside within a 25-mile radius can choose to live on campus, but it is not required.

A housing application is required for all students planning to live on campus. Housing selection is based on the application submission date, so students are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible. The housing application will become available once you confirm your enrollment and the $40 housing application fee will be added to your first semester’s bill. If you submit a housing contract and your plans change, please notify Residence Life no later than July 1 by emailing reslife@utoledo.edu. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellation after July 1, 2022.

Access the University Housing application by selecting "University Housing Application" on the Student tab in the myUT portal.

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4. REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION 

Orientation is required for all new and transfer undergraduate students. Once your student completes their orientation requirement, they will be eligible to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Please note that students coming to UToledo directly from high school must first submit the enrollment deposit in order to register for orientation.

The following students are not required to attend orientation: readmit/transfer readmit students, undergraduates with a bachelor's degree, special non-degree seeking students and guest students.

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5. BEGIN CHECKING ROCKETS EMAIL

All new students should begin checking their Rockets email account regularly for official University correspondence, including financial aid information and orientation registration confirmation.

Rockets email can be accessed on the Student tab above or at rockets.utoledo.edu.


6. COMPLETE PLACEMENT TESTS

Placement tests and ACT (or SAT) scores are used by academic departments to place students into the correct math, chemistry and foreign language courses. It is crucial to your academic success at UToledo that you take the placement tests seriously and complete them on your own prior to orientation. Review the subject(s) before taking the placement tests.

Click the link below to determine placement test requirements based on your student's admitted academic college.

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR MOVE-IN DATE (OR FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, IF LIVING OFF CAMPUS).


7. SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT ID (ROCKET CARD) REQUEST

The Rocket Card is the official UToledo identification card and provides students quick access to campus services. It also functions as a payment card for services both on and off campus. 

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8. PAY YOUR BILL BY THE DEADLINE

Students receive bill notification electronically via their Rockets email once bills are available (and after course registration). The University does not send paper invoices. Students can view their account in the Student tab of the myUT portal. A late fee payment will be added to fees paid after the deadline, so pay attention to important due dates.


9. SEND FINAL TRANSCRIPTS

Final transcripts must be sent from each institution you have attended. If you took dual-enrollment or College Credit Plus courses while in high school, you must send that college/university transcript separately, as it will not be taken from your high school transcript.

Upon graduation from high school or completion of your last term at another college/university, request that your final transcript(s) from each institution be sent to:

The University of Toledo
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Mail Stop 306
2801 West Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606

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10. REGISTER FOR DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS (IF ELIGIBLE)

Students who had an IEP or 504 plan in high school or who want to know more about qualifications for accommodations must register with the Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources. The registration process includes an intake interview. Students are encouraged to contact ADR as soon as possible to ensure accommodations are in place before classes begin.

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11. REVIEW FINANCIAL AUTHORIZATION FORMS

All incoming students should review these important authorization forms regarding access to their educational records and financial accounts, direct deposit and excess financial aid disbursement. All of these forms also can be found under My Accounts on the Student tab in the myUT portal.

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12. SUBMIT IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

To promote the health and safety of our students, employees, and patients, UToledo requires students to provide proof of vaccination against several infectious diseases.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - documentation of two MMR immunizations required of all new undergraduate students.

Meningitis - required of new undergraduate students under the age of 22.

Proof of vaccination must be submitted by Oct. 1.

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13. WAIVE OR SELECT STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE

UToledo automatically enrolls all students in the University sponsored student health plan. Students may opt out by providing documentation of existing coverage and the premium will be removed. To waive coverage, go to the Student tab of the myUT portal AFTER your student's bill is available and click Health Insurance – Enroll, Change or Waive. This must be done prior to the tuition/fee deadline to avoid plan fees.

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14. PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT

Students are welcome to bring their cars to campus. Permit assignments are based on earned credit hours, residential status and program type. A new permit is required each semester, and permits can be paid upfront or charged directly to your bill.

(Parking permits will be available to purchase in late December for the spring semester.)

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Last Updated: 10/8/21