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:
- Reserve a place in the class of 2020:
Take the first step to enrolling at Furman by submitting your $500 deposit. Send your deposit to:
Office of Admission
3300 Poinsett Hwy.
Greenville, SC 29613
- Take the new student survey:
To assist our matching you with an outstanding academic advisor, take a moment to tell us about yourself by completing the New Student Survey. In order to access the survey, you will need to use your Furman ID number and IT credentials, which you will be receiving in the mail. Please complete the survey by Monday, June 1.
- Apply for housing:
- 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 Friday, May 29. After May 29, no session changes or refunds can be made. 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 to access the campus network by completing our technology orientation. Your account information will be mailed to you mid-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. You can take your language placement test beginning May 18. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation. The language placement test password is included with the other account information mailed to you from Fruman Information Technology Services. If you need assistance with that password or any account information, call the Service Center at 864-294-3277 or email email@example.com?.
- 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 21. 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 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.
- 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 July 8, 2015. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or by contacting Student Health Services staff.
- 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 later this summer 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 21-24):
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.
- Register for Summer China Experience:
Explore one of the world's most dynamic regions during a two-week journey with our faculty. Consider this trip if you are interested in taking courses in our Asian Studies department. Visit China.
- Register for Japan Summer Experience:
- 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 June 1.
- Submit housing requests due to disability needs:
- Request for Disability Services accommodations:
If you have a disability or medical condition that requires some type of accommodation, submit your disability documentation to us. Guidelines for documenting disabilities may be found here. Documentation may be mailed, faxed or emailed to:
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 a 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. Apply now. Deadline is June 1.
- 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 the Chaplain with any questions.