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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 #Transy2025 to connect with your classmates and follow us on instagram @beapioneer 

Virtual Sessions

Have questions?
Check out several sessions recorded live in summer 2020 for our incoming students.

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 ’19

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 2025. It’s official!
  2. Review your financial aid package. Starting in January 2021, 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. Accept your financial aid. Log in to TNet to review your financial aid package and accept or decline any or all of them. TNet is your portal for personal information about paying your bill, course registrations, transcripts, grades, etc. It can be accessed from any Internet connection, including off campus. It’ll be your lifeline for the next four years. Your TNet login information comes with your financial aid package. If you have questions or special circumstances, contact your admissions counselor.
  4. 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 in Spring 2021 after you have deposited. Submission of all forms is required for first‑year students unless otherwise indicated. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, tie a string around your finger — just make sure you complete these forms on time.
  5. Get your Transy email.
    Beginning in June 2021, 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: Denise W. Hall, Class of 2025, would be
    Check your email daily! All important reminders, forms and communication will go to your Transy email starting in June.

Make your deposit early for great perks.

Want to be a Pioneer? Making your decision early can be of benefit! Just submit your non-refundable $350 enrollment deposit by March 15, 2021 and receive the following:

  • Priority class registration for your first semester at Transylvania
  • Assigned an academic advisor
  • Priority selection of your residence hall
  • Free registration for a three-day summer leadership retreat (includes housing, meals and activity fees)
  • A guaranteed mentor as a part of the 100 Door to Success mentorship program
  • Your choice of two Transylvania gifts: T-shirt, license plate frame, coffee mug, water bottle or a key chain.

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. 

Dalton Voigt

Dalton Voigt Floor plan


kincaid floor plan


thomson floor plan

Each of these residence halls features the following amenities: Tempur-Pedic mattresses, private suite bathroom, laundry facilities, cable and wi-fi, computer lab/printers.

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 to learn more. 

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

Grab Your Gear!

What to Bring

We’ve made the ultimate packing list, just for you!

Your room:

  • Twin extra-long bedding
    a regular twin comforter or quilt is long enough, but XL sheets are a must
  • Pillows and mattress pad
  • Desk lamp
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket/bag/hamper/supplies
  • Extension cords and surge protectors
  • Medium-size garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies: towels, cleaning wipes, vacuum/broom, etc.
  • Storage baskets/boxes, under-bed containers
  • Area rug (max. 10’ x 10’)
  • Decorations
  • Mini fridge (max. 3.2 cubic ft.)
  • Microwave (max. 700 watts)

School supplies

  • Computer or laptop
  • Class essentials: backpack, notebooks, pens/pencils, folders, highlighters, index cards, etc.
  • Weekly planner (trust us on this one)
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Calculator
  • Flash drive

The essentials:

  • Reusable water bottle and travel mug
  • Personal hygiene products:
    toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, etc.
  • Medications and first aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Shower caddy, shoes, towels and shower/hair supplies
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Umbrella, raincoat and rain boots

Random items:

  • Dishes and utensils
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Coffee maker
  • Chip clips
  • Can opener
  • Chargers
  • Cable for TV
  • Headphones
  • Command strips
  • Movies and board games
  • Bicycle and sports equipment

What not to bring

  • Toaster, convection and toaster ovens, candles, indoor grills, hot plates and space heaters.
  • A printer. Almost every building has one!
  • Animals, except fish.
  • Extra furniture, yet.
    Many Transy students bunk their beds to make room for futons or a chair, but we recommend getting settled on move-in day first. Supplied furniture (desks, desk chairs, etc.) cannot be removed from the room.

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

Daniel Cooper ’19

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 of $350 anytime, but the earlier the better. Refer back to your admit letter for reasons to commit sooner rather than later!

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.

When will I know my out‑of‑pocket cost to attend Transylvania University?
Typically, it takes about three weeks to process the FAFSA. We’ll begin sending out financial aid packages as early as January.

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, but none of those must be completed before May 1. Once you submit your deposit, we’ll direct you to more information on our website.

How/when can I visit the campus?
We offer a variety of on campus and virtual visit options for you and your family to help make your decision! Also be on the lookout for virtual admitted student days in Spring 2021.

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