Congratulations on your Early Decision admission! There’s a lot to do before the start of the fall semester, but don’t worry – we’re here to help!
Confirm Your Enrollment
The first thing to do is to accept your offer of admission by completing the online intent to enroll form and submitting your matriculation deposit within two weeks of receiving your admit letter. Forms and payments must be submitted through your applicant portal at connect.oberlin.edu/status. The $300 matriculation fee is refundable upon graduation from Oberlin. Please note that under no circumstances will the deposit be refunded if you do not follow through with your enrollment.
Per the Early Decision Agreement, you must withdraw applications that may be active at other colleges/universities and not initiate any new applications.
Timeline: Acceptance through Orientation
Once you’ve confirmed your enrollment, it’s important to stay on top of a few things to make sure your Oberlin experience gets off to a great start.
- Maintain your current level of academic performance and course load as indicated in your application. Please contact the Office of Admissions should you contemplate changing your course load.
- Inform us of any disciplinary action or unlawful conduct. You must contact the Office of Admissions if you are placed on probation, suspended, dismissed from school, or if criminal charges are brought against you. Failure to do so may lead to the revocation of our offer of admission.
- Within one month of receiving your ED acceptance you must submit official SAT or ACT scores if they were not submitted with your application.
- Connect with classmates on social media by joining the Oberlin 2023 Facebook group. You can also engage with current Obies via @ObieAdmissions on Snapchat and Twitter.
- New student registration forms: A variety of forms related to your enrollment will be available on your applicant portal by the end of March. We will email you when they go live. Look out for the medical forms, which must be completed by your physician by June 15. You may want to schedule an appointment now.
- Attend “All Roads Lead to Oberlin.” Admitted students and their families are invited to this special visit program. We’ll send you more information about this optional visit in the coming months.
- Receive your Oberlin user ID and pre-register for classes. In mid-May, the Office of the Registrar will send you information about your ObieID, which is the username you'll use for all Oberlin online systems. Please do not lose this information. Registration for certain courses will also become available at this time. You’ll finalize your schedule during student orientation in August.
- Select housing and meal plans. Registration for campus housing and dining opens June 1 through your applicant portal. For more information about housing options, visit www.oberlin.edu/housing/new-students. Housing assignments are generally finalized by the end of July.
- Request your final high school transcript. We’ll need a copy of your final high school transcript on file before you can start classes at Oberlin. Ask your school counselor to send us your transcript by July 1. Our offer of admission is contingent upon maintaining your current level of academic performance and the high level of personal conduct that were the basis of our decision to accept you.
- Make payment arrangements. The Office of Student Accounts will mail your first semester bill covering tuition, fees, housing, and dining. For more information about payment plans and other details, visit www.oberlin.edu/student-accounts.
- Attend new student orientation. Our week-long orientation program for first-year students will introduce you to the wide range of resources available at Oberlin. You’ll also complete your course registration.
Classes begin Tuesday, September 3.