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Admitted Fall Freshman Checklist

We’re excited you’ve decided to attend SIUE and join the Class of 2018. You’ll need to complete the following steps to be ready for college in the fall.

Apply and be admitted – Congratulations!

Visit SIUE! – Check out our visit opportunities (

Schedule and Take Appropriate Placement Test(s) – Placement tests should be completed as soon as possible and before your academic advising appointment in order to allow for proper advisement. Please refer below for Placement Examination Information.

Activate your e-ID – Your e-ID is most important in assisting you as you enroll at SIUE. You will need to request a password at

Check Your SIUE Email Account ( – Your SIUE email is especially important because financial aid, payment information and updates will be sent to it.

Check CougarNet ( – CougarNet is the secure way to manage your personal, academic and financial aid information. Also, use CougarNet to check details regarding any college-level credit you would transfer to SIUE. Approximately 15 working days after (if not sooner), you can check CougarNet to review your transfer credit. For more details about this process, contact the Transfer Center (

Apply for Financial Aid ( – We advise you to do this as soon as possible. You also can check out scholarships available to incoming fall freshmen on the Financial Aid website.

Schedule an Advising Apointment ( - A one-hour academic advising appointment is required for freshman. You will recieve a packet with specific information about your advising appointment. For more information or questions, contact the Office of Academic Advising at
(618) 650-3701.

Apply for University Housing ( – If you plan to live on campus as an incoming freshman you must apply for University Housing by May 1.

Complete and Submit the Health Immunization Form ( – The health immunization form must be completed by the first day of attendance.

Submit Final High School Transcripts - Submit your final high school transcripts before the start of the fall term. The transcripts should show your graduation date and be sent to:

  • Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleService Center
    Campus Box 1047
    Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Placement Test Information

Determine whether you need to take placement tests. The University offers a variety of placement tests in the areas of intermediate algebra, college-level reading, writing and chemistry readiness.

To determine your placement test needs, test dates and additional information, contact Testing Services (

Apply for Housing

If you plan to live on campus, submit your housing application and deposit by May 1, 2014. For more information, visit

After Springboard to Success, your journey begins with move in on August 14, 2014 (if you are living on campus) and continues for all new freshman throughout the weekend of August 15-17, 2014.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services provides all academic accommodations at SIUE. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please make an appointment with Disability Support Services. Learn more at

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