We are incredibly excited you are Elon Bound! There are numerous tasks for you to do over the summer to prepare to begin your Elon journey. Pay attention to these dates and be sure you’re fully prepared to be Elon Bound in August! Don’t forget to check your Elon email account regularly. All university communications will be sent to that address, including important information sent this summer leading up to your arrival in August.
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Available in May

  • Apply for Living Learning Communities and complete your housing application by May 12
  • Complete the Elon Bound virtual pre-orientation program (completing this program allows you to sign up for your small group advising appointment and then you’ll be able to register for classes!) by July 1
  • Sign up to take the World Language Assessment online by May 27 (Another opportunity is available later this summer)
  • Register for a First-Year Summer Experience (space is limited) by June 13
  • Take the English placement test by June 30
  • Take the math placement test by June 30
  • Submit health and immunization forms by July 1
  • Pre-order the commemorative Elon t-shirt by Aug. 5
  • Pre-order wristbands for the Family Sendoff Picnic at lunchtime on Saturday, August 20 by Aug. 5
  • Purchase and begin reading the Elon Common Reading by Aug. 19
  • Register to vote! Check out the New Student Resources from Elon Votes!

Beginning July 1

  • Request final high school transcripts be sent to the Office of Admissions
  • Submit a photo for your Phoenix Card by Aug. 1
  • International Students: Register for International Student Orientation by Aug. 2
  • View your fall tuition bills via Elon’s ebill website and submit your payment by Aug. 5
  • Send any transfer credit, dual enrollment credit, Advanced Placement scores and/or International Baccalaureate scores to Elon University

Beginning July 11

Beginning July 15

  • Complete three online programs: AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, and DiversityEdu (instructions will be emailed to your Elon email account) by Aug. 15

Beginning July 21

Beginning August 19

  • Move to Elon! Be sure to head to central check-in at the Schar Center first. See the driving directions in your Elon Bound guide – Elon Bound Driving Directions & Map.
  • Pickup your textbook order from Barnes and Noble at Elon

Beginning August 25

  • Check OnTrack to be sure AP and IB scores you sent to Elon are posted. Transcripts will be evaluated on a rolling basis. A Transfer Credit Evaluation will be sent to students after transcripts have been reviewed.