Congratulations on your decision to attend Furman! To confirm your spot at our university, please complete the following steps by the appropriate deadline. Please note: Many of these steps will not be able to be completed until you have received you Furman network credentials, which will be mailed to you in May.
- Reserve a place in the class of 2023:
Take the first step to enrolling at Furman. Submit our Statement of Intent form along with a $500 deposit. By signing this statement and paying the deposit, you are making a commitment to enroll at Furman. The deposit will be refunded, less any fees owed to the university, once you have graduated. Sign the form and pay the deposit electronically, or you may send a check and printed form to:
Office of Admission
3300 Poinsett Hwy.
Greenville, SC 29613
- Take the new student advising survey:
To help Furman assign you an initial academic advisor who will work with you as a new student, take a moment to tell us about yourself by completing the New Student Advising Survey. In order to access the survey, you will need to use your Furman ID number and network credentials, which you will receive in the mail mid-May.
- 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 will be available in May.
- Register for Summer Orientation:
Furman offers a hybrid approach to acclimating students to academics and college life—Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. Summer Orientation is a two-day program that offers new students and their families an opportunity to learn about our academics, meet with academic advisors to discuss fall course options, and conduct important placement activities. Registration for Summer Orientation will be available beginning February 1. Learn more about Summer Orientation.
- Complete our technology orientation:
Learn about the technology resources available at Furman and get your computer ready to access the campus network by completing our technology orientation. Your network credentials will be mailed to you in May.
- Take our online language placement test:
At Furman, you're required to complete a foreign language sequence. If you have studied French, German or Spanish before, speak one of these languages at home, or have lived for an extended period in a country where one of these languages is spoken, take our online language placement test. 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. Remember, there is no need to take a placement test in a language you have not studied before or don't speak at home. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation. The language placement test password will be included with your network account information, which you will receive in the mail in May.
- Consider your First Year Writing Seminar:
All new students are required to complete a First Year Writing Seminar (FYW) in their first year at Furman. First year writing seminars expose you to the expectations of college-level writing, but they also pose challenging intellectual issues and engage you in thoughtful discussions with your classmates. Each seminar is attached to one or more interdisciplinary categories and is limited to no more than 12 students to personalize your learning experience.
Before attending Summer Orientation: Familiarize yourself with the interdisciplinary categories in which the first year writing seminars are grouped.
During Summer Orientation: When you meet with a Summer Advisor, you will discuss your academic interests and rank in order three of these interdisciplinary categories that most interest you. These rankings will be used to assign you to an individual seminar that will fit into your initial course schedule.
- 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 deadline 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at www.ibo.org.
- Register your vehicle:
The Furman University Police Department oversees the vehicle registration process. Please visit the Parking Information website to register your car, request a parking pass, and familiarize yourself with Furman's parking policies. Vehicle registration for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in August.
- Enroll in paperless billing:
- Submit your medical/immunizations records:
Be sure to complete our Furman Student Health Services records process. Log into the Furman Patient Portal and follow the detailed instructions for required immunizations, health history forms, and insurance information. The due date for medical records is June 15. If your medical and immunization records are not received by June 15, you will not receive a housing assignment or fall course schedule until you are compliant.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or by contacting Student Health Services staff at 864-294-2180.
- 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 and Haven 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 in August with further instructions on how to complete this step.
- 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 23-26):
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. Learn more about Fall Orientation.
- Register for the First Year China Experience:
The Asian Studies Department is offering the First Year China Experience (FCE), a program that selects twelve incoming freshmen for a fully funded two-week study tour to China. Accepted students enroll in a fall "China and the Environment " First Year Writing Seminar team-taught by a China specialist and an environmental scientist. Students also take a year of Chinese language their freshman year before traveling together in May to China. Learn more.
- Register for Summer Connections:
Apply to be a Summer Connections Scholar! Spend a week on campus exploring vocation through personal reflection, creative expression, faith, and service-learning in the community, all while having fun in the process! Space is limited, so don't wait to apply! The priority deadline is May 15.
- Submit housing requests due to disability needs:
If you have a disability or medical condition that requires some type of accommodation in housing, be sure to submit your request.
- Request for Student Office for Accessibility Resources (SOAR) accommodations:
If you have a disability or medical condition that requires some type of accommodation, submit your disability documentation to us. See the guidelines for documenting disabilities. Documentation may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
Student Office for Accessibility Resources
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Along with that documentation, be sure to complete our Initial Contact Form. Review of these documents may take three to four weeks. Once your information (both documentation and the Initial Contact Form) has been received, you will be contacted to arrange a telephone intake interview to discuss accommodations. Information may be sent at any time, but needs to be received by June 30 to ensure accommodations are in place by the start of the fall semester.
- Become an Admissions Social Media Intern:
Like to blog? Are you an Instagram or Twitter junkie? Apply now to be a Social Media Intern for the Office of Admission. Social Media Interns will blog, tweet, and Instagram their day to day experiences at Furman throughout the academic year. Application information will be available later this spring!
- Consider Engaged Living:
- Sign up for a Paladin Outdoor Program:
Discover South Carolina's great outdoors by taking a kayaking, mountain biking or hiking trip near your new home in Greenville. Choose from one of five programs.
- Explore your beliefs in our faith-based community:
Learn more about our Multifaith Groups and connect with a religious organization on campus. Our religious organizations offer opportunities for friendship, dialogue, worship, and spiritual guidance. Complete our Multifaith Interest Form to connect with one or more organizations that interest you. Feel free to contact the Office of Spiritual Life with any questions.