Congratulations on your admission to Claremont Graduate University. We look forward to seeing you on campus. As you count down to your first day of classes, here are the top things you should do as you prepare to begin your graduate studies.
Step 1: Reserve Your Seat
Confirm your intent to enroll at Claremont Graduate University by submitting your non-refundable tuition deposit payment.
International Students: Visit the International Students community to see additional requirements.
Step 2: Maximize Your Financial Aid
Follow our Financial Aid Action Plan to maximize your opportunities.
Step 3: New Student Orientation
International Orientation will be held on January 12, 2021.
RSVP for International Orientation
Step 4: Get Ready to Register
After you submit your tuition deposit, you will be contacted by your academic department with information about academic advising and course registration. Also, visit www.cgu.edu/calendars for important dates and deadlines.
Step 5: Visit Us Virtually
Step 6: Confirm Your Housing Plans
Students have a number of housing options: Oasis Residential Commons, the new graduate-only offering in the vibrant Claremont Village; and the Claremont Collegiate Apartments, which will now include a fitness center and other amenities. Some of the benefits of living in university housing include:
- Free parking and a short walk to campus
- Wireless internet
- Cable TV
- Computer lab
- On-site community advisor and resident advisor available 24/7
The Claremont Colleges housing office may also be helpful if you want to live off campus.
Step 7: Arrange Payments
Solidify payment arrangements with Student Accounts Office. Arrangements must be made to pay the remaining balance of your tuition and fees (less financial aid) prior to the tuition deadline.
Step 8: Confirm Your Health Insurance
All students at CGU are required to have health insurance. The university automatically enrolls students in the university’s health insurance plans. Students who carry their own insurance may waive out of the university’s insurance. Waivers are only available for 1) domestic and undocumented students who have comparable coverage; or 2) international students whose SEVIS record is not held by CGU. For more information, please visit the Health Insurance page.
Step 9: Discover Academic and Student Life Resources
Visit our Academic Professional Development page for resources and to view upcoming events.
- Center for Writing and Rhetoric
- Career Development
- International Student Services
- Library Services
- Preparing Future Faculty
- Student Engagement
Step 10: Bookmark the New Student Checklist
Bookmark the New Student Checklist so you can stay on track as you prepare for your grad studies at CGU!
Contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909-607-7811 with any questions you may have.