New Freshmen Checklist

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Do it!   Check your CMU email account frequently. Your CMU email account is the primary form of communication between you and University faculty and staff. You are responsible for reviewing the messages sent to you.  To access your CMU email account, click on the Outlook Email icon on the MAVzone login page

 

Do it!  Complete your placement testing requirements, if applicable. Completing placement testing prior to Orientation will ensure that you register for the appropriate courses.  For information about who needs to test as well as how to test on or off campus, please see the testing page.

 

Do it!  Check out the estimated cost of tuition and housing here. Use the student budget worksheet here to estimate your bill and start planning for how to pay.

 

Do it!  Review and sign the Financial Responsibility Agreement.  Please carefully review the Financial Responsibility Agreement here.

 

Do it! Apply for Financial Aid.

 

Watch Now!  What is Financial Aid? Watch the video here to learn more! 

 

Do it!  How do I apply for Financial Aid? Check out the step by step instructions here

 

Do it!  After I apply, what’s next? You’ll need to accept your awards and complete any Financial Aid Requirements or To Do Items here.  To-Do Items will show up as red flags that you need to complete. 

 

Do it!  Review any holds on your account and take the necessary steps to remove them. To view your holds, click here.  For a list of common holds and how to take care of them, review the Registrar’s page, here.  If you still have questions about your holds, contact IRIS in Lowell Heiny Hall.

 

Do it!  Verify your Social Security Number.  Please click here and login to MAVzone to see if your social security number is already on file with the Registrar's Office.  If your social security number is listed, please review it to make sure it is correct.  If it is correct, no further action is needed.  If your social security number is not listed or it is incorrect, please submit a copy of your social security card to the Registrar's Office.

 

Do it!  Sign up for the Emergency Warning System. Opt in to receive alert messages in the event of an emergency situation. Login to MAVzone here and enter your contact information.

 

Do it!  Attend New Student Orientation or contact an advisor to register for classes. Only In-state students are required to attend New Student Orientation, but all students are strongly encouraged to attend. Sign up for Orientation in your MAVzone portal under the Next Steps tab.  If you are an out-of-state student and you cannot attend Orientation, please contact the IRIS Desk to set up an appointment with an advisor (phone-in appointments are available): 970-248-1177.

 

Apply Now!  Colorado Residents: Apply for & Authorize COF. The College Opportunity Fund provides a stipend that pays a portion of your total in-state tuition at CMU.  This is money you do not have to pay back!  You just have two easy steps to complete: 1.) apply for COF and 2.) authorize COF to receive the stipend.  

 

Authorize COF Now!Once you have applied for COF, you will need to also authorize COF to receive the stipend.

 

Do it!  Are you registered for an online or hybrid (in person and online) course? If so, you’ll receive an email to your official CMU account with a link to complete the online D2L orientation.  Complete the online orientation and pass the quiz or you’ll be dropped from your online or hybrid course.

 

Do it!  Are you waitlisted for a course? If you are on a waitlist for a course that is full, you will need to check your official CMU email daily.  When a seat opens in the course and you have the opportunity to add the course, you’ll receive an email notification.  Once you receive the notification, you need to add the course via your MAVzone account.  There is a limited time period for you to add the course or you’ll be dropped from the waitlist.  Depending on the time in the semester, you will have anywhere from 24-48 hours to add the course once you receive your notification.  If you have an Advising hold on your account, just call 970-248-1177 or email iris@coloradomesa.edu for assistance.

 

Do it!  View and pay your bill or sign up for a payment plan.  Once you register for classes, you will be charged for tuition and fees.  You can view your account balance and make payments via ePay. You can also sign up for a monthly or bi-weekly payment plan in your ePay portal.  

 

Do it!  Give your parents or someone else access to their own ePAY login to view and/or pay your bill.  Does your parent or someone else need access to make payments on your account?  Set them up as Authorized Users on your account.  Follow the instructions here.

 

Do it!  Review the dates and deadlines for the semester. Review the dates and deadlines for dropping and adding classes, paying tuition, and more here.

 

Do it!  Purchase your Textbooks. You can purchase online or by visiting the CMU Bookstore in person in the University Center.  Just bring a copy of your schedule and the staff there will assist you.

 

Do it!  Obtain your MAVcard, the student ID card in the MAVcard office. University Center, first floor. For more information and to view their hours, click here.

 

Do it!  Apply for on-campus housing, if applicable. Login to My Housing and complete the housing application.

 

Learn more! Check out the Resources on campus that can help you succeed!