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Fall First-Year Opportunity Scholar Guide

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR

ADMISSION TO EASTERN!


Dare to be extraordinary at Eastern Connecticut State University. It's a place where a love of learning is palpable - and the drive to make a difference is even more so. You are officially on your way to becoming a Warrior! This guide will help ensure that you are fully prepared for the start of the fall 2021 semester. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Take a moment to enjoy this incredible milestone in your life - you're going to college! Unfold your acceptance packet to reveal the #Eastern2025 banner, and take a photo with it to commemorate the occasion. If you post it on Instagram and tag @WhyEastern, we could feature you on our page!
  • To accept your award, go to https://aim.applyists.net and log in to your account. You will be taken directly to your home page (if not, click the tab for "Home"). Click on the program name to expand the box below, containing the link to an Acceptance form. Then, click on the link to be taken directly to your Acceptance form. Complete all required field, upload nay required materials, and click "Submit".

    The deadline to accept the scholarship is March 25, 2021.

  • Your Office 365 e-mail account is the primary source of communication between you and Eastern. Prior to arriving to campus, you will receive emails to inform you about enrollment. Your account credentials are also used to access eWeb to register for classes, apply for housing, and more. View instructions on how to activate your Office 365 account; please refer to your acceptance letter for your Eastern ID, username, and email address.
  • Visit Housing & Residential Life's website for detailed application instructions after accepting your scholarship. You are not required to submit a tuition or housing deposit. On the housing application, you may rank your top three residence halls. Want a refresher of the different options available for first-year students? Click here for a brief overview.

    Hall assignments do not begin until April 15. Be sure to check your Eastern email account for updates after this date.
  • After you have accepted your scholarship, you will receive information from the Advising Center regarding Fall 2021 course registration. If applicable, you will also receive instructions about English and/or Mathematics placement assessments. Please be sure to check your Eastern email regularly, as we will begin sending this information in April.

    Information about your placement into English and Mathematics courses

  • Please go to https://www.easternct.edu/health-services/forms for the required health forms.

    Be sure to review the "Five Things You Need to Read!" form. 

  • Be on the lookout for a survey that will be emailed to you from your Scholar Advisor to inform them of your travel plans and assistance you may need. This email will provide the date you will be expected to be on campus and further details on move-in procedures. Please be prepared to move to campus in late August.
  • Make sure any official college transcripts, as well as your final high school transcript, are submitted to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.
  • SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) is a program prior to the start of classes designed to introduce all new students to life on campus. Your specific SOAR session will be in late August, after your arrival. 

    Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to obtain your Eastern ID. 

    Once your have accepted your TheDream.US scholarship, we will register you for your August SOAR session. You will not be responsible for registering yourself.