Next Steps: Transfer Students

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

To confirm your enrollment, complete the online Reply to Offer of Admission form and submit your matriculation deposit by May 1, or within two weeks of the date of your acceptance letter if you were admitted after April 15.  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 told us the good news, 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. Engage with current Obies on Twitter using @ObieAdmissions.

April 2022

New student forms. A variety of forms related to your enrollment will be available on your applicant portal starting in early April. You will be able to access these forms once your enrollment deposit has been received. Look out for the medical forms, which must be completed by your physician by June 15. You may want to schedule an appointment now.

May 2022

Activate your Oberlin user ID and preregister for classes. Starting in mid-May, the Office of the Registrar will send information to new students about ObieIDs, which are the usernames needed to set up Oberlin email accounts. Students confirming their enrollment after May 1 will receive this information within two weeks of their deposit date. Registration for certain courses will also become available at this time. You’ll finalize your schedule during student orientation in August.

June 2022

Request your final transcript. If you are currently enrolled in another college, we’ll need a copy of your final transcript on file before you start classes at Oberlin. We recommend you request your transcript by June 30. 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 fall 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 Orientation. Our orientation for transfer students will introduce you to the wide range of resources available at Oberlin. You’ll also complete your course registration. 


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