Summer Checklist for Incoming Students

Action Items for 2017 Incoming Transfer Students 

This a master checklist of all items you need to worry about completing over the summer to prepare for your start at Northwestern. This is the same list you saw in Purple Prep for transfer students. 

Want to print the checklist for your fridge or to frame above your bed? We've got you covered.

IMMEDIATELY Action Link DUE DATE
If you have not already done so, activate your NetID and Northwestern email account. Activate NetID and Northwestern email account
If you plan to live in University-owned housing in 2017-2018, contact Residential Services at 847-467-4663 or housing@northwestern.edu, and sign and submit the online housing contract by the 6/15 due date. Residential Services Website 6/15

IN JUNE Action Link DUE DATE

Apply for 9PAY tuition and fee prepayment plan (optional).

9PAY tuition and fee installment plan 6/30

Mail immunization and Admission Health Record forms.

Mail immunization records and required form 7/1
Complete the Wildcat Welcome Information Form (available as of 6/6). Information Form 7/7
Take online placement/entrance exams if required by your school. Placement/Assessment Exams 7/31

IN JULY Action Link DUE DATE
Have your final college transcript, showing grades from your most recently completed academic term, sent to Northwestern.  Final high school transcript 8/1
If seeking AP/IB credit, advise the testing service to send your results to Northwestern.  AP/IB Credit 7/15, 8/1
Upload photo for your Wildcard (Northwestern ID card). Upload photo for WildCARD. 8/1
Register for International Student Orientation (international students only). Register for International Student Orientation  8/1
Upload I-20/DS-2019 request on CAESAR prior to obtaining a student visa from a US embassy or consulate (international students only). CAESAR 8/1
Confirm or waive NU-SHIP (student health insurance) enrollment through CAESAR. Health insurance Coverage Selection Form 10/1
Add parent/guardian access to student account in CAESAR in time for August billing cycle (optional but strongly recommended). Add parent/guardian access to student account in CAESAR 8/8
Verify billing preferences and address in CAESAR. Verify billing preferences and address in CAESAR. 8/8
If appropriate, start the process of registering for AccessibleNU accommodations and services for fall. Register to receive AccessibleNU accommodations and services 10/20

IN AUGUST Action Link DUE DATE
If receiving aid, complete applications and follow aid-related to-do list in CAESAR. CAESAR 8/31
Pay fall tuition and fees (bill will be available as of 8/10). Pay fall tuition and fees 9/1
Complete True Northwestern Dialogues requirement: Alcohol Education Program. AlcoholEdu TND  9/4
Complete True Northwestern Dialogues requirement : Sexual Violence Education Program. Agent of Change TND 9/4
Read One Book One Northwestern selection. (Free copies sent to students in late July). 9/11
Follow Northwestern IT's computer buying/setup guidelines and download antivirus software.  9/11

IN SEPTEMBER Action Link DUE DATE
If you'll be living on campus, time any shipments to campus to deliver on move-in day (9/11) or later. Shipments of belongings
Attend 9/7-9/10 International Student Orientation (international students only). 9/7-9/10
Arrive on campus 9/11 and participate in all eight days of Wildcat Welcome! 9/11-9/18