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Make your acceptance into the Transylvania Pioneer family official. Just submit your non-refundable $500 deposit online here.

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Get Ready for Orientation

International Student Orientation is a great chance to meet your classmates, get to know Transy’s campus and explore the amazing downtown Lexington area.

I have learned to value the time spent speaking to professors because they are such amazing people. You just never know how much you can learn or unlearn from them.

Benita Nzamuye ’17


Next Steps

Are you an international student? Click here for your checklist

  1. Become a Pioneer and submit your enrollment deposit. From this point forward, you will receive all official communication via email from the Office of Admissions and Student Life.
  2. Submit your financial documents. Before you can enroll, you must complete certification of finances. Please make sure that you have submitted your bank statements and certification of finances to the Office of International Student Services at

International students must provide verification of financial support as part of their application by submitting this form and supporting documentation as described in the directions.

  1. Follow I-20 Instructions Once you receive your I-20 and SEVIS ID, you will need to take the next steps. A Designated School Official (DSO) will email you with full instructions.
  2. Meet TNET. This is your portal for personal information about course registrations, transcripts, grades, paying your bill, etc. It can be accessed from any internet connection, including off campus. It’ll be your lifeline for the next four years. Log in using the information in your financial aid package.
  3. The not-so-fun stuff: forms. A series of forms will need to be completed over the course of the summer to complete your full enrollment at Transy. 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 (links will be available in the spring).
  4. International Student Orientation is in August prior to New Student Move-in Day. We work hard to make sure that you are fully prepared to be successful on our campus. The two-day orientation is designed to make you feel more comfortable on campus and in the Lexington community. You will have plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the campus and surrounding community, make sure you have all the materials you need and attend academic sessions.

If you need more time to make a decision, you can make your non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit by June 1, 2020 and receive the following:

  • 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. We will follow-up with you via email after we have received your deposit.

Transylvania is more than a university—it is a tight community where everyone can find their connection and belonging here. It has always been very supportive to me—letting me try all the options and choose the best one.

Nanhao Chen ’18


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 $500 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 $500 deposit?The $500 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 award letters 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?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. If you can’t make it to one of those, schedule a separate overnight visit.

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

Topics to Explore

Housing Student Accounts Academics Student Life Health & Safety Orientation

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.

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