Information for Admitted Students

You’re In!

This is the college experience you’ve been dreaming about.


Submit Your Deposit Today

Make your acceptance into the Transylvania Pioneer family official. Just submit your non-refundable $350 deposit online here.       

Connect with Transy

Show off your Pioneer Pride!
Use #Transy2026 to connect with your classmates and follow us on social 

Grab Your Gear

It’s never to early to start stocking up on Transy tees, hoodies, hats and more. Visit the bookstore online.

I instantly loved the community at Transy. Everyone meshes together so naturally, while still bringing a variety of ideas and perspectives to the table.

Sadie Middleton

Next Steps

Are you an international student? Read our next steps for international students

  1. Submit your deposit. Submit your $350 deposit online to secure your spot in the Class of 2026. It’s official!
  2. Review your financial aid package. Starting in January 2022, you will receive a financial aid package provided we have your FAFSA. Take a good look at the financial aid package you received in the mail, where you’ll find all the scholarships, grants and loans you’re qualified for. We’ve created a helpful guide to your financial aid package in case you have any questions.
  3. The not‑so‑fun stuff: forms. Check back soon for important forms to fill out over the summer to complete your full enrollment at Transy. Forms will only become available after you have deposited. Submission of all forms is required for first‑year students unless otherwise indicated. You’ll get access to fill out some of those forms in the Admission Portal ( once you’ve submitted your deposit. Log in with the email address and password you used in your application.
  4. Get your Transy email.
    Beginning in June, you’ll receive your email address and login information. It will typically consist of the first letter of your first name, first letter of your middle name, full last name and class year.
    Here’s an example: Lucy M. Martinez, Class of 2026, would be
    Check your email daily! All important reminders, forms and communication will go to your Transy email starting in June.

Submit your $350 enrollment deposit now. Once we receive your deposit, you will receive next steps to enrollment, including class registration and housing instructions, along with other information that will get you ready for orientation and fall classes. You’ll also get:

  • Guaranteed 100 Doors mentor – Pairs you with an alumni mentor as soon as you desire!
  • Two Transy housewarming gifts from the Office of Admissions to welcome you to campus!

Your Residence Hall

Transy has built all-new residence halls in recent years with community living in mind. You’ll find suite-style living with one bathroom for every four students, and there are plenty of spaces to spend time in making lifelong friends. 

You’ll love living in our first-year residence halls, with big rooms and plenty of community spaces to hang out with friends. Amenities include:

  • Tempur-Pedic mattresses
  • Private suite bathrooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cable and Wi-Fi
  • Computer labs/printers
  • And much more

See all the first-year residence halls and detailed floor plans.

Kincaid Residence Hall
Dalton Voigt Residence Hall
Dalton Voigt
Poole Residence hall
Kincaid Residence Hall room floor plan

Campus Dining

Our food service provider, Bon Appétit, makes fresh, delicious, locally sourced food every day in our campus eateries. We’ll even cater to your dietary restrictions, including gluten allergies. Visit the Café Bon Appétit website to learn more. 

Meal Plans: 10 meals per week • 14 meals per weeks • 19 meals per week • 160 meals per term Meal Plan Details

New Student Orientation

We’ve designed Orientation and First Engagements to help ease your academic and social transition to college. Faculty, staff and student leaders are ready to help you learn all there is to know about being a Transylvania Pioneer.

Grab Your Gear!

Transylvania is the single best decision I ever made in my life.

Daniel Cooper

I Have Questions About…

We know you probably have a million questions about what to do now that you’re admitted to Transy. We’ve tried to answer many of those here:

When do I need to make my final college decision?
You can make your college decision and ultimately send in your enrollment deposit at anytime, but the earlier the better. The sooner you deposit, the better chance you’ll have at early class registration and early selection of residence halls. Don’t wait too long, as choices do become limited.

How do I submit the $350 deposit?
The $350 deposit reserves your space in our incoming class. To submit, you can send a check with the enclosed deposit card and reply envelope, or pay online by electronic check, Master Card, Discover or American Express.
Select ‹Kentucky›, ‹Transylvania University› and ‹Enrollment Deposit.› No login or password is required.
You will need your name, your Account Holder ID# provided in the admissions letter and the last four digits of your SSN.

How/when can I visit the campus?
You’re invited to Crimson Compass, an overnight event for admitted students, where you’ll have an opportunity to spend the night in our residence halls and engage with faculty, staff and students.

When will I know my out‑of‑pocket cost to attend Transylvania University?
Our financial aid office will begin sending financial aid packages during the second semester of your senior year. From that document, you will see the financial aid you’ve qualified for, additional financial resources and your out-of-pocket costs.

Are there other forms I need to fill out?
There are a handful of documents you will complete over the summer to help us prepare for your arrival in August. Once you submit your deposit, we’ll direct you to more information on our website.

How/when can I visit the campus?
We will continue to offer both in-person and virtual options for campus visits. You can always check our Visit Options for different opportunities.

How are you handling COVID-19 on campus?
Transy has developed a thorough plan to keep our community as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our Healthy at Transy guidelines to learn about the protocols we have in place for housing, dining, cleaning and more.

If you haven’t filed the FAFSA…

Do I need to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?
You’re not required to file the FAFSA, but we highly recommend it! The FAFSA is how you’re considered for need‑based financial aid from Transylvania or from any government sources such as federal and state grants, work‑study and/or student loans. Learn more about the FAFSA.

When do you recommend I file the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is open now, so as soon as possible! Some types of aid are limited and are awarded on a first‑come, first‑served basis. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An FSA ID
  • Identification documents (driver’s license, social security card, permanent residence card, etc.) for you and your parents
  • Financial documents (W‑2s, tax documents)
  • Transylvania’s School ID: 001987