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:

Required steps

  • Reserve a place in the class of 2019:

      Take the first step to enrolling at Furman by submitting your $500 deposit. Send your deposit to:

      Furman University
      Office of Admission
      3300 Poinsett Hwy.
      Greenville, SC 29613

      If you need to make your enrollment deposit through a wire transfer, visit our Study Away and International Education site for details.

  • 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 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 living outside of the United States, we understand that coming to summer orientation might not be an option. Please complete the unable to attend summer orientation form. One of our faculty advising counselors will contact you to assist you with course selection after you complete the form. 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 Office 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 a technology packet in the mail with your network credentials and login information.

  • 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. You can take your language placement test beginning May 12. Placement tests should be completed prior to attending Summer Orientation (or prior to registering for fall courses). The language placement test password is included with th eother 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 service.center@furman.edu​

  • Get your student visa:
  • 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:

      Furman University
      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 transcripts.ibna@ibo.org. 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 vehicle.

  • 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 studenthealth@furman.edu or by contacting Student Health Services staff.
  • 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, 2015. 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 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 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, 2015. After international orientation, freshmen orientation will begin. For more information about international orientation, click here.

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