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. Please note: You will need your Furman network credentials to complete a number of these tasks.
- Reserve a place in the class of 2022:
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
- Complete your I-20 checklist to obtain your student visa:
- Take the new student advising survey:
To assist our matching you with an outstanding academic advisor, 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 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. Housing applications will be available in late spring.
- 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 to discuss fall course options, and conduct important placement activities. Summer Orientation registration will open on February 1. Learn how to register for Summer Orientation.
If you are living outside of the United States, we understand that coming to summer orientation might not be an option. A staff member from the Office of Student Involvement & Inclusion will be in touch to assist you with fall course registration. Please know that once you arrive at Furman, you will be able to take advantage of all of the opportunities offered at Summer Orientation.
- Register for courses:
Since most international students are unable to attend Summer Orientation, you are required to select your courses and submit them for approval through the course preference website form. For the link to submit these preferences and learn more about the process, please see the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education website. When you arrive in August, you will have the chance to meet with your academic advisor and change your course schedule, if necessary.
- 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 your account information in May.
- 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. International students who have not taken a language other than English do not need to complete this placement test. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation (or prior to registering for fall courses). The language placement test password will be included with your network account information, sent to you in the mail in May.
- 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:
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 will open mid-summer.
- 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.
- Book your flight to Furman:
Our international students are required to attend International Student Orientation, so be sure to book your flight in advance. You should arrive at Greenville Spartanburg Airport on August 12, 2018. Once you have booked your flight, complete our airport arrival form.
- Make your first tuition payment:
- Set up direct deposit for any refunds:
To ensure any refunds are deposited in your bank account, sign up for direct deposit through our Student Business Center. Follow our easy steps to sign up.
If you do not yet have a bank account in the United States, we will assist you with getting an account once you arrive in Greenville. After you do this, you may sign up for direct deposits.
- 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:
- Attend International Student Orientation and Fall Orientation:
Furman offers two sessions to acclimate international students to academics and college life—International Student Orientation and Fall Orientation. Our international students are required to attend both orientation sessions. Keep in mind that you are required to arrive at Greenville Spartanburg Airport on August 12, 2018. After international orientation, freshmen orientation will begin. More information about International Student Orientation will be available in the spring!
- Review our International Student Guide:
We have created a guide to introduce you to Furman, South Carolina, and Greenville. To discover what you can expect as a Furman student, review our guide here.
- Register for Japan Summer Experience:
- 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 travelling together in May to China. The application deadline is June 30. 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. Guidelines for documenting disabilities may be found here. 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 need to be received by June 30 to ensure accommodations are in place by the start of the fall semester.
- Consider Engaged Living:
- 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.
- 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. Applications will be available in the spring!
- 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.