Accepted Students

Next Steps

We’re committed to helping you through the following steps leading up to move-in day and the start of spring or 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.

Enrollment Deposit

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, you will also have priority in your housing assignment, since we make room assignments based on the date of your deposit. We are expecting a full campus, so don’t delay!

Pay your deposit online via credit or debit card

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at 800-622-6968.

Preview Weekend

As an accepted student for Fall 2019, you will not want to miss Preview Weekend, an overnight on-campus event Friday & Saturday, March 22-23. During Preview Weekend, you will get a true taste of Montreat College student culture:

  • Receive priority academic advising and class registration
  • Enjoy meals in our campus dining facilities, including Howerton Dining Hall and the Huckleberry Café
  • Attend a class in your academic program of interest
  • Experience dorm life with current Montreat College students

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! Come see what Montreat College has in store for you — Register for Preview Weekend now!

Housing

Our residence life program provides a safe and 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.

Submit the Student Information/Emergency Contact form (all students)

Submit the Housing form (all students)

Housing questions? Contact Student Services at 828-669-8012 x3630.

Course Registration

Course registration is a vital part of the new-student experience! To begin the registration process, you must declare your major online.

For Spring 2019 students, advising and registration begins in mid-October 2018. Contact the Admissions Office at 800-622-6968 to sign up for classes on an individual basis.

For Fall 2019 students, the best opportunity to register for classes is during Preview Weekend, an overnight on-campus event Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 2019. However, we will also offer three additional on-campus Advising & Registration Day events: Friday, April 12; Friday, April 26; and Saturday, May 18. We invite you to select the one that works best with your schedule – Sign up for an Advising & Registration Day now!

During your Advising & Registration session, you’ll meet with a faculty member from your academic program of interest who will help you identify the best course selections. New students and parents will also have an opportunity to learn more about financial aid, student accounts, payment options and more!

Social Media

As an Accepted Student, we want you to stay connected with Montreat College! Here’s how you can stay on top of student life, important dates and special events:

 

  • Request private access to our Montreat Bound 2019 Facebook Group
  • Follow Montreat College on Instagram @montreatcollege
  • Use hashtag #MontreatBound2019 on social media to connect with accepted students
  • Download the free Life@Montreat App on your smartphone
New Student Parking

Each semester, Montreat College Student Services carefully evaluates capacity and space needs for student parking. All incoming students must either register their vehicle or indicate that they will not have a car on campus by clicking on the respective link (“Register your vehicle” or “No Car on Campus Form”) on the Campus Parking page. Currently, only new students for Spring 2019 should complete this process. Information for Fall 2019 students will be available in March 2019. For additional questions please feel free to contact Student Services at 828-669-8012, extension 3631.

Medical Forms

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.

View and print medical forms (all students)

Questions? Contact Health Services at 800-622-6968 x3536.

Health Insurance

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. Information about health insurance open enrollment will be available for Spring 2019 students in December 2018. Information about health insurance open enrollment will be available for Fall 2019 students in July 2019. 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 Fall statements.

Questions about health insurance coverage? Contact First Student at 800-505-4160.
Questions about your bill? Contact Student Financial Services at 800-545-4656.

Athletics

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.

View and print physical form

Questions? Contact your coach.

Financial Aid

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 2019 semester should complete the 2018-19 FAFSA now. Financial Services will begin processing financial award letters for Spring students in mid-October, 2018. New students enrolling in the Fall 2019 semester should complete the 2019-20 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2018. Financial Services will begin processing financial award letters for Fall students in early 2019.

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 financialservices@montreat.edu.

Student Account

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.

Access payment options

View and set up a payment plan

Make Online Payment

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 Fall students enroll in a 6-month plan by May 1, 2019.

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 financialservices@montreat.edu.

Acknowledgment of Community Standards

Making the choice to attend Montreat College means having a respect for its guiding principles and choosing to abide by its community standards. As an enrolled student, we ask that you abide by all the rules and regulations of the college as set forth in the catalog, student handbook, and other official publications of the college. Please review and electronically sign the following form indicating your acknowledgment: Acknowledgment of Community Standards Form.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation, a.k.a. “Welcome Week 2.0” will kick-off your Montreat College adventure as a Spring 2019 student! Welcome Week is your chance to immerse yourself in campus life and get to know your classmates before classes begin. Led by current students and staff, scheduled activities will take you on a deep-dive into our beautiful campus and surrounding areas through a series of field trips, games and service projects. Welcome Week is critical for your success as you transition as a new Montreat College student, therefore participation is mandatory. Spring 2019 first-time freshmen, transfer students and international students should all make plans to attend Welcome Week January 7 & 8. Stay tuned for a schedule and list of things to pack.

Fall 2019 New Student Orientation information will be posted in the Spring of 2019. Questions? Contact Student Services at 828-669-8012, extension 3631.