What to do now that you’ve made your college decison
Reserve your Spot
Pay your enrollment deposit through your school’s admissions office and make sure your spot is secure. You do NOT want to lose your place because you forgot to take this important step, so make this your number one priority. If you chose ENC, you can pay your deposit here: https://enc.edu/undergraduate/admissions/enrollment-deposit/
Decline other offers
We know, it seems unnecessary. Are those other colleges really going to notice or care that you chose another school? Maybe not. But it’s the right thing to do. They took the time to consider and offer you a place at their school. And it only takes a few minutes to let them know you’ve gone another direction. (Plus, maybe it will get you off all those email lists you’re probably sick of being on?)
Review financial aid and scholarship options
Now, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty and talk money. Check out your school’s financial aid and scholarship options. Make sure you read through all of your choices and understand them. Then, let your school know which ones you’ll be accepting! To look at ENC’s financial aid packages, go here: https://enc.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid/
Start looking at classes
You probably won’t register for classes until after you meet with your advisor. However, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you might want to take ahead of time. If you know what your major is, then look up your school’s course catalogue to find out what freshman-level classes you should get started on. And if you’re still undecided, that’s ok! Pick out some classes that sound interesting to you so you’re prepared to go over your options with your advisor later.
Go to Orientation
Now comes the fun part! While orientation may not be mandatory at every school, you should definitely make it a priority to attend if possible. At orientation you’ll have the chance to see the campus, meet your fellow classmates, register for classes, and meet with your advisor. You’ll also get to attend lots of fun events and participate in activities that will get you pumped for your freshman year.
Now that you’ve chosen your school, you can rest easy and enjoy your last few months at home. Spend time with family and friends, get outside, go on an adventure, but most importantly – have FUN!