We are excited that you have decided to attend Furman! To confirm your spot at our university, please complete the following steps by the appropriate deadline:

Required steps

  • Reserve a place in the class of 2018:

      Take the first step to enrolling at Furman by submitting your $500 deposit. Send your deposit to:

      Furman University
      Office of Admission
      3300 Poinsett Hwy.
      Greenville, SC 29613

  • Take the new student survey:

      Take a moment to tell us about yourself by filling out the new student survey so that we can match you with the perfect advisor for your four years at Furman. The survey will be available for completion beginning mid-April.

  • Apply for housing:

      Furman is a residential campus. If you are not married or planning to live at home with your parents or guardians, you are required to live on campus in university housing. Be sure to review Furman's housing options before applying. If you would like to enhance your living experience in a unique learning environment, consider Furman's Engaged Living program. The housing application form will be available beginning May 14 and is due no later than June 30.

  • Register for Summer Orientation:

      Furman offers a hybrid approach to acclimating students to academics and college life—Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. We encourage our students to attend both sessions. Summer Orientation is a two-day event that offers new students and parents an opportunity to learn about our academics, meet with academic advisors, conduct important placement activities and register for fall classes. Summer Orientation registration deadline is Monday, June 2. The last day to make changes to your registration is Monday, June 9. Learn how to register for one of our five summer orientation programs.

  • Complete our technology orientation:

      Learn about the technology resources available at Furman and get your computer ready for our campus by completing our technology orientation. You will receive a technology packet in the mail with your network credentials and login information.

  • Take our online language placement test:

      At Furman, you're required to complete a foreign language sequence. To better assess your proficiency in French, German or Spanish, take our online language placement test. You will receive a password for this exam at the end of our technology orientation. If you've studied Latin in the past, be sure to complete our test specifically designed for that language. Placement exams for other languages, such as Chinese or Japanese, may be completed during fall orientation. You can take your language placement test beginning May 12. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation.

  • Select your First Year Seminar:

      Prior to attending Summer Orientation, you should make your First Year Seminar selections. These courses will teach you how to engage with important issues, and probe questions through classroom discussion. All freshmen are required to complete two First Year Seminars, one of which is writing-intensive. You can begin making your FYS selections on May 12.  To review seminar offerings, read through the First Year Seminar Guide. To learn how to make your selections, please see our online tutorial

  • Submit a photo for your ID:

      Send us a photograph suitable for your Furman ID card and we will have it ready for you when you arrive in the fall. The deadling to submit your photo is June 30.

  • Submit your final high school transcript:

      Don't forget to send your final high school transcript to us. Forms should be mailed to:

      Furman University
      Office of Admission
      3300 Poinsett Highway
      Greenville, SC 29613

  • Submit your test scores:

      Hoping to replace an introductory course with your Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) test score? Find out if you scored high enough to earn credit.

      If you did not designate Furman as your score recipient when you took the AP exam, be sure to arrange for your scores to be sent directly to us. Find out how at www.collegeboard.com. Be aware that the College Board charges a fee for this service. The College Board code for Furman University is 5222.

      To send us your IB scores, you can request score reports through e-mail at transcripts.ibna@ibo.org. Learn more at www.ibo.org.

  • Register your vehicle:

      Complete Furman's vehicle registration or waiver process to register your vehicle and obtain a parking decal. Even if you're not planning to bring a vehicle, you must submit this form to avoid paying parking fees.

  • Enroll in paperless billing:
  • Submit your medical/immunizations records:

      Be sure to complete our three-step process to ensure we have your latest medical and immunization records. First, download our medical and immunization form as a PDF.

      Once you have filled it out, use this form to complete our online form. You'll need your network username and password as well as the latest version of Internet Explorer to access this site. When you login, be sure to turn off your browser's pop-up blocker. You should be able to locate the "Medical History" and "Immunization Records" links on the left side of the page. Click each of these and complete the required forms.

      Finally, bring the completed PDF form to Summer Orientation to turn into Health Services during the Resource Fair. The due date for both the hard copy and online portion is July 11. If you are not able to bring them to orientation, you can mail your forms to:

      Student Health Services
      Medical Records
      Furman University
      3300 Poinsett Highway
      Greenville, SC 29613-5133

  • Make your first tuition payment:
  • Set up direct deposit for any refunds:
  • Complete the alcohol, drug, and sexual assault education program:

      We have joined a number of the nation's top schools in offering AlcoholEdu for College as a component of our alcohol and sexual assault prevention initiative. Whether you abstain from alcohol or not, this program will help you make well-informed decisions about alcohol. You will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete this.

  • Review the student handbook:
  • Review your financial aid awards:

      Be sure to review your financial aid so that you understand what is offered and what you will owe upon graduation. You can view your award package by clicking "MyFurman: Accept/Reject Financial Aid Award" in the navigation menu of our financial aid site.

  • Attend Fall Orientation (August 22-25):

      Furman offers a hybrid approach to acclimating students to academics and college life—Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. Our students are required to attend Fall Orientation. Attend orientation.

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