Congratulations on having been accepted to Stritch!
You've been accepted to Cardinal Stritch University - congratulations! But now what? If you are a first-year student, here’s a list of things to stay on top of to ensure a smooth transition to becoming a Stritch student. And of course, your admission counselor will help make sure that you stay on top of these!
The following checklist is for freshmen undergraduate students. If you are not a freshman, please click the appropriate link below.
1. Submit your deposit
Confirm your admission and housing status by submitting your deposit. The deposit is $150 for students who live on-campus, and $100 for students who commute.* You can pay the deposit in the following ways:
- Online: Pay online through our secure site. Log in with your Stritch student ID (found on your acceptance letter) and last name. Please contact your admission counselor with any questions.
- Mail: Mail a check, payable to Cardinal Stritch University, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- Phone: Contact the Business Office at (414) 410-4232 and pay your deposit by using a credit or debit card.
*The $100 tuition deposit is refundable until May 1, and the $50 room and board deposit is refundable until July 26.
2. Submit your Room and Board Contract
If you plan to live on-campus in either Clare Hall or Assisi Hall, reserve your space by submitting your Room and Board Contract on My Stritch. (Using the username and password that you received from the Office of Information Services, log into My Stritch and go to the ‘Stritch Resources’ tab. Click on ‘Room and Board Contract’ in the left navigation window to complete the contract.) You may also print the Room and Board Contract and mail it with a check payable to Cardinal Stritch University. Early submission will give you the greatest chance of receiving your preferred hall/room type. The Room and Board Contract is not considered received until both the contract and the deposit are received.
3. Take the ASSET Placement Test
Upon acceptance to Stritch, all new students must take the ASSET Placement Test, which is the University’s placement test, before registering for classes. Your admissions counselor will be providing you with more information about registering for this test. You can also view a sample ASSET test for review.
4. File your financial aid paperwork
After Jan. 1 of your senior year of high school, you can complete the FAFSA, which is the federal form that’s required if you plan to receive financial aid. Stritch’s Financial Aid Office will also contact you regarding any other documents that are required.
5. Submit your health history form
All full-time students are required to submit a confidential health history form before the first day of classes.
6. Attend a New Student Registration Day
New Student Registration Days allow you to come to campus to register for classes and learn more about Stritch. You’ll get your Stritch student ID card, take a campus tour, and meet faculty and students from your major. This is a requirement for all new freshmen. You can register for a New Student Registration Day online, and if you have any questions, please contact your admissions counselor.
7. Attend New Student Orientation
After you’ve been accepted to Stritch and have registered for classes at your New Student Registration Day, you’ll be invited to attend either a Freshman or Transfer Student Orientation. Orientation occurs the week before classes begin and is your first and best opportunity to meet your new classmates as well as upperclass student leaders, explore campus, and learn about campus resources and opportunities for involvement. Orientation is filled with social opportunities and optional excursions to explore the city of Milwaukee. More information about New Student Orientation will be mailed to you over the summer.
8. Join the Class of 2017 Facebook Group
Start connecting with your future classmates before you enroll at Stritch this fall. Joining is easy - simply request to join the Class of 2017 group and we'll get you approved and active in the conversations. Whether you're looking to find new friends with similar interests, talk about who is living where on campus, share questions and concerns, or keep up-to-date on what's going on over the next several months, you can do so in your Facebook group.