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What’s Next? – Accepted Students

Received your admission letter and can’t wait to take the next steps toward your Taylor education? Congratulations! We are so excited that you chose to spend your next four years with us. Please use this list to help you complete your final steps to becoming a Taylor Trojan:

*Asterisks indicate required steps.

Make it Official*

To formally accept our admission offer, pay your matriculation fee to start the process for course registration, housing and roommate selection, and any financial aid or scholarships you might qualify for.

All accepted applicants are required to submit a $200 matriculation fee ($150 toward tuition and $50 housing deposit*) in order to secure the student's place in the student body and begin the housing and registration processes. You are welcome to pay your matriculation fee online with a credit card or mail in a check with the student’s name on the check memo.

Please mail checks to:

Admissions Office
Taylor University
236 W. Reade Ave.
Upland, IN 46989

The matriculation fee deadline for fall admission is May 1. A new or readmitted student who cancels prior to May 1 will receive a full refund.

*All new students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from their parents’ home.

Make Your Deposit to Taylor
Get a Head-Start on Your Education

Apply for our Summer Honors program and earn FREE college credit, or enroll in online classes before your freshman year with TU Online! Taking courses for college credit before fall semester will give you an advantage when you are registering for Taylor classes. The students with the highest number of credits register first for classes, giving you a better chance to join the classes you want. Earning college credits through Taylor programs is also beneficial for students who want to graduate early or make friends before move-in day!

*Summer Honors is open to students who have finished their junior year of high school. Limited spots are also available to students finishing their senior year and enrolled in Taylor’s fall semester.

Learn More About Summer Honors See Available Online Pre-college Courses
Figure Out Your Finances

Review scholarships and financial aid opportunities and information (log onto myfa.taylor.edu for your financial aid package details). To estimate your total college cost, check out our net price calculator. Ask your Admissions Counselor for help with any financial applications.

Make Yourself at Home*

Make sure to submit your housing and roommate preferences. We have a diverse range of residences on campus, each with their own unique advantages and hall life. Read more about each to find out where you might want to live.

Already have a hall preference? Paying your matriculation fee will begin your housing process. The sooner you pay, the more likely you'll get in your preferred dorm.

Do you already have a roommate idea or are you excited about meeting your roommate for the first time? Starting the housing process will allow you to choose your roommate or have one selected for you. You'll find out your housing placement during Freshman Orientation!

*All new students are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from their parents' home.

Ready for College Food?

Don’t worry about a meal plan—all freshmen are automatically enrolled in one. Have food allergies or dietary restrictions? Our Dining Commons is happy to accommodate you! Just fill out this form with the necessary information. Please direct questions to our Director of Dining Services, Nate Haugh, at nate_haugh@taylor.edu.

Get Orientated

Register for Freshman Summer Orientation. Know who your roommate is already? Let them know you’re coming for a quick meet n’ greet!

International, missionary, and third-culture students can also sign up for International Orientation, a separate orientation program designed to provide a transitional time for all foreign nationals and domestic MKs and TCKs to better understand Taylor University’s culture.

Send in the Final Details*

Complete the health and medical forms and submit by August 1.

Send your FERPA form to registrar@taylor.edu before the semester begins.

Welcome to Taylor University!*

Pack your things and move into your residence hall on Friday of Welcome Weekend, a special weekend event dedicated to helping you settle into your new home. Read more about Welcome Weekend 2018, August 24-27.

More Accepted Student Resources

  • Academic Calendar: View the Academic Calendar for other important dates.
  • Get Connected Through Social Media: Join the Taylor University Class of 2022 Facebook Group. Introduce yourself and get to know your future classmates, floor mates, and friends!
  • Learn How to be a Trojan: Gear up with Taylor swag from the online campus bookstore. Not sure what to expect when you get here? Familiarize yourself with campus life, traditions, and organizations by surfing the Campus and Opportunities areas of the website. You’ll be a Taylor Trojan before you know it!
  • International Students: International students have extra steps to the application and acceptance processes. Read more about the international student application process.
  • Parents and Guardians: Read more about how you can be involved in your child’s college journey and find resources to stay up to date on campus activities and academics.


Concerned or confused about any of the steps above? Check out our FAQs or contact Shawnda Freer, Coordinator of First Year Experience, at 765-998-4915 or shfreer@taylor.edu.