We’re committed to helping you through the following steps leading up to move-in day and the start of fall semester classes. We can’t wait to see you here on campus! Pay careful attention to the instructions in each section below. The links direct you to the appropriate place where you will find additional forms or directions. In each section, there is an office and a phone number to call if you have questions.
The $150 deposit is required to secure your spot in the incoming class and enables you to get a housing assignment and register for courses. The deposit is fully refundable until May 1 for students starting in the Fall semester and until December 1 for students starting in the Spring semester. The deposit will appear as a credit on your bill. By submitting your deposit and your housing form, you will also have priority in your housing assignment, since we make room assignments based on the date we receive both items. We are expecting a full campus, so don’t delay!
Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at 800-622-6968.
UPDATE (3/13/20): Preview Weekend is being rescheduled for April 17, 2020. Additional information is coming soon.
As an accepted student for Fall 2020, you will not want to miss Preview Weekend, an overnight on-campus event Friday & Saturday, March 20-21. During Preview Weekend, you will get a true taste of Montreat College student culture:
- Connect with your future classmates
- Register for classes*
- Deposited students receive a free t-shirt
- Spend the night on campus
- Enjoy exciting outdoor activities on and off campus
- Parents-only session is available on Friday, March 20 from 10-11 a.m.
Preview Weekend participants will also get the chance to hike up Lookout Mountain, try a TLC Ropes Course on the Black Mountain Campus, join in a campus-wide dodgeball tournament, and roast s’mores during a late-night bonfire! The fee for Preview Weekend is only $35 (non-refundable). Come see what Montreat College has in store for you—Register today!
* To receive priority course registration during Preview Weekend students must: submit all previous and current college credit documentation to the Admissions Office by March 13 (College transcripts for transfer/dual-enrollment credit, AP test scores, and CLEP test scores); AND declare an academic major online by the March 13 deadline.
Our residence life program provides a supportive community that encourages academic, spiritual, and emotional growth – and is a lot of fun! Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, submit your housing form online. This will help us get to know you better and will assist us as we make room and roommate assignments. Students who are enrolled full-time are required to live in college housing unless they are 21 or older, have senior status with good class standing, are married, or live with a parent or legal guardian. Note: Students over 25 years of age are not eligible for on-campus housing.
Housing questions? Contact Student Life at 828-669-8012 x3630, or access dorm photos, FAQs, and many other resources on our Residence Life page.
Course registration is a vital part of the new-student experience! To begin the registration process, you must pay your $150 enrollment deposit and declare your major online. Once these steps are complete, the Admissions Office will work with the Registrar’s Office on your behalf to complete your course schedule.
Each semester, Montreat College Student Life carefully evaluates capacity and space needs for student parking. As such, the parking permit process is tied to our housing assignment process. Students will be notified about the options for registering their vehicle as a residential or commuter student when they receive their housing information. Please note that all students who plan to bring a car to campus must register it through the college vehicle registration process that will be communicated later this spring. If you will not be bringing a car to campus, please complete the No Car on Campus Form.
All new Fall 2020 residential students who plan to have a car will be eligible for a blue parking pass only and must park their vehicle at the Black Mountain campus. Shuttle service will be provided between the two campuses all week (including weekends). For additional questions, please refer to the Campus Parking page or contact Student Life at 828-669-8012, extension 3631.
New students are required to complete several medical forms related to medical history and current medical health. Students are required to submit proof of immunizations prior to the start of classes in accordance with North Carolina state law. Note that some of the medical forms require a physician’s signature, so please read the instructions carefully before submitting.
Questions? Contact Health Services at 800-622-6968 x3536.
All full-time students are required to have a qualifying health insurance plan. Montreat College offers a comprehensive and affordable illness and injury plan through United Healthcare. During the open enrollment period, an insurance waiver will be available online for students who are already enrolled in a qualifying plan. All other students must elect coverage by completing an insurance application online during the open enrollment period; the cost for health insurance will be billed to Spring and/or Fall statements. For new Spring 2020 students, the open enrollment period begins Dec.1, 2019. You are encouraged to accept or waive coverage prior to check-in on January 6, 2020. For new Fall 2020 students, the open enrollment period begins on July 1, 2020.
Questions about health insurance coverage? Contact First Student at 800-505-4160.
Questions about your bill? Contact Student Financial Services at 800-545-4656.
We are committed to a Christ-centered athletic program distinguished by high caliber teams, strong academic performance, and character development. If you are planning on being a part of one of our 17 teams, there are several documents that you are required to sign and submit before you can be cleared to begin practice. Note that some of the forms require the signature of a parent/guardian if you are a minor.
Download the Physical Form and complete before arriving to campus. Please bring, or email, the completed form to your head coach. You must turn in a copy of your insurance card (front AND back) upon arriving to campus.
Questions? Contact your coach.
We work with each and every student to create a personalized financial aid package that puts a Montreat College education within reach. Our financial aid policies consider merit, need, and other abilities — matching financial aid packages to your personal situation. There are several steps involved in applying for and receiving financial aid, so please pay careful attention to the steps outlined below:
To receive complete financial award information from Montreat College, new students must complete their FAFSA at fafsa.gov or submit an institutional FAFSA Waiver Form online. When completing or updating your FAFSA, please be sure to list Montreat College as a school of interest so we can process your information in a timely manner.
New students enrolling in the Spring 2020 semester should complete the 2019-20 FAFSA now. New students enrolling in the Fall 2020 semester should complete the 2020-21 FAFSA after Oct 1, 2019. Financial Services will begin processing financial award letters for Fall students in early 2020.
Once you have received a financial aid award letter, please use the Montreat College Financial Aid Portal to complete next steps such as accepting financial aid awards and accessing loan options. First-time users should follow the instructions on the portal home page.
Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 800-545-4656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montreat College is committed to helping you navigate the financial aspects of your educational investment. In order for you to receive an accurate and timely billing statement, it’s important that you complete the financial-aid process in its entirety so that all financial aid (scholarships, grants and loans) can be credited to your student account. Students with a balance must pay in full or set-up a payment plan in order to move into dorms or begin classes.
As a new student, you have the option to enroll in a payment plan before you receive your official bill. Montreat College offers 6-, 5- and 4-month semester payment plans. To keep monthly payment amounts as low as possible, we recommend that new Spring students enroll in a 6-month plan by November 1, 2019 and that new Fall students enroll in a 6-month plan by May 1, 2020.
Students who have received their financial aid award letters can estimate monthly payments using the following calculation:
Total charges minus aid offered = Remaining balance
Your remaining balance divided by 6 (or 5 or 4) months = Monthly payment amount
Payment plans require an initial set-up fee of $50; however, there is no fee to adjust your monthly payment amount once you have received your bill. Fall-semester payment plans must be paid in full by October 1 and Spring-semester payment plans must be paid in full by April 1.
Schedule of Fall semester plan payments:
- 6-month plans begin May 1
- 5-month plans begin June 1
- 4-month plans begin July 1
- 3-month plans begin August 1
Schedule of Spring semester plan payments:
- 6-month plans begin November 1
- 5-month plans begin December 1
- 4-month plans begin January 1
Questions? Contact Student Financial Services at 800-545-4656 or email@example.com.
New Student Orientation, a.k.a. “Welcome Week” will kick-off your Montreat College adventure as a new Spring or Fall 2020 student! Welcome Week is your chance to immerse yourself in campus life and get to know your classmates before classes begin. Welcome Week is critical for your success as you transition as a new Montreat College student, therefore participation is mandatory.
Arrival/check-in day for new Spring students is Monday, January 6, 2020. Select winter sports may have an earlier arrival date. Check with your coach for more info.
Arrival/check-in day for new Fall students is Friday, August 14, 2020. Fall 2020 New Student Orientation information will be posted in the Spring of 2020.
To access a packing list and other helpful information, go to the Welcome Week page.
Questions? Contact Student Life at 828-669-8012, extension 3631.