Next Steps: College of Arts and Sciences

Congrats! You’re in.

We celebrate your admission to Oberlin College! We are thrilled you will be joining us and look forward to helping you begin your academic career. Use this checklist to help prepare for your arrival.

Confirm Your Enrollment

Complete the online Intent to Enroll form and submit your matriculation deposit by May 1 through your applicant portal. The $300 matriculation fee is refundable upon graduation from Oberlin. If you are enrolling in the Double Degree Program (BM/BA), only one matriculation fee is required. (Please note that under no circumstances will the deposit be refunded if you do not follow through with your enrollment.)

Confirm Your Enrollment

If you will not be accepting our offer of admission, please let us know by completing the online Reply to Offer of Admission form.


Next Steps

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.

Submit official SAT or ACT scores by June 1 if you asked for scores to be considered and included self-reported test scores only as part of your admissions application.

Maintain the level of academic performance and course load as presented in your application. You must contact us before making changes to the courses that were listed in your application materials

Inform us of any disciplinary action or unlawful conduct: You must contact the Office of Admissions within two weeks 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.

Connect with classmates on social media: Join the Oberlin 2026 Facebook group at You can also engage with us on Twitter using @ObieAdmissions.

New student forms: Most new student forms will become available by the end of March. They will be accessible online after we have received your matriculation deposit and generated your Oberlin email account.

April 2022

Attend All Roads Lead to Oberlin: Admitted students and their families are invited to learn more about Oberlin through our in-person and virtual All Roads Lead to Oberlin programming. Learn more about All Roads.

June 2022

Course selection begins: In June, course planning information will become available, and you will have the opportunity to indicate preferences for several classes. You will finalize your schedule in August after meeting with your academic advisor.

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 your maintenance of the level of academic rigor and performance demonstrated in your application as well as the high level of personal conduct that were the basis of our decision to accept you. You will not be permitted to complete course registration until we have received your final transcript.

Select housing and meal plans. Registration for campus housing and dining will open online in early June. For more information about housing options, visit the housing and dining website. Housing assignments are generally finalized by the end of July.

July 2022

Bill payment: 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 the Office of Student Accounts page.

August 2022

Attend New Student OrientationOrientation will begin virtually in mid-August and will continue in person after you arrive on campus the week prior to the start of fall classes. You’ll meet with your advisor, complete your course registration, and learn more about the wide range of resources available at Oberlin.


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