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 2018:
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:
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 deadline for completion is Friday, May 16.
- 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 Friday, May 30. After May 30, no session changes or refunds can be made. Learn how to register for one of our five summer orientation programs.
If you are unable to attend Summer Orientation, please complete this form no later than June 15.
- 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 included in the packet of information that will be mailed to you on May 16.
- 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. 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. 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 19. All that is required is the password and an honest effort to do your best. 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 19. To review seminar offerings, read through the First Year Seminar Guide. To learn how to make your selections, please see our online tutorial.
- Take The FOURtitude Project Survey:
Take The FOURtitude Project Survey – Furman is participating in an exciting research endeavor with three other universities to learn how we can continue to enhance the collegiate experience and help our students to succeed. This is a longitudinal study beginning with the Class of 2018 and we need your support as participants. There is a pre-matriculation survey that we are asking you to complete prior to attending Summer Orientation. For more information about The FOURtitude Project and to complete your survey, please visit www.youatfurman.org. (Please note: The survey will not be available until June 2.)
There is also a survey for your parents to complete, which can be found at www.youatfurman.org, as well.
Deadline for completion in June 15.
- 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 email@example.com. Learn more at www.ibo.org.
- Register your vehicle:
Furman is in the process of updating our vehicle
registration system. Please check back on August 1 to register your
- 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
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613-5133
Questions? Please visit the Student Health Services website.
- 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.
- 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, 2014.
- 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.
- Order your Furman University Class of 2018 t-shirt:
Order your Furman University Class of 2018 t-shirt! T-shirt orders are due no later than Friday, July 11. Order now.
- Become a Social Media Intern:
Whether you're a third generation Paladin or new resident of South Carolina, share your story with us. Tell us why you'd be a great blogger and ambassador for Furman's Office of Admission. If we like what we hear, you may be selected to blog about your first-year experience. Apply now.
- Consider Engaged Living:
- Register for Peer Legacies Mentor Program:
- 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.
- Apply to Shucker Leadership Institute:
Become one of 25 freshmen to join this prestigious program. Discover your strengths as a leader and learn how to be a catalyst for change. Apply now.
- 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.