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Admitted Undergraduate Student Checklist

Step-by-Step Guide to Completing Your Enrollment at Roosevelt

Congratulations on your admission to Roosevelt University!

Accept Admission & Pay Deposit

Your first step is to accept your admission by paying the $200 admission deposit. The $200 deposit will be applied toward tuition costs for the first semester enrolled. Read more about the admission deposit.  You must pay your deposit before attending SOAR and registering for classes.

Log On to RU Access & Roosevelt Student Email

To pay your admission deposit online, check your financial aid package, and submit your housing contract, you will need to log on to RU Access with your 9-digit Roosevelt ID number that was provided in your admission acceptance packet. If you need your ID number, please contact the Office of Admission at 877-277-5978 or

Log on to your Roosevelt student email account to receive pertinent information.  Email is an official communication mechanism of the university and is used frequently by faculty and staff to share important information.

Complete the FAFSA

Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) . Roosevelt's school code is 001749. Apply as soon as possible for maximum aid.  Read more about financial aid.

Complete Your Housing Application (Chicago Campus only)

Planning to live on campus? Complete the housing application/contract on RU Access and submit the $500 housing deposit: instructions on how to submit the application and deposit.  

  • The spring semester priority deadline is December 1 to guarantee housing for students starting in the spring.
  • The fall semester priority deadline is May 1 to guarantee housing for students starting in the fall.

Read more about living on campus and the Housing Requirement Policy.

Visit Roosevelt

If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to visit campus. Schedule a campus visit.

Confirm English & Math Placement

If you are required to take the Roosevelt University Assessment (RUA), you must complete the assessment before attending SOAR. Read more about placement and the RUA.

Attend SOAR & Register for Classes

After paying your admission deposit, sign up to attend SOAR: Starting Out at Roosevelt.  You will meet with an academic advisor to schedule your classes, as well as talk with a financial aid counselor and a student accounts representative to ensure your financial arrangements are in place for your first semester.  Register for SOAR.

Pay Your Tuition

Visit the Student Accounts website to learn about payment options.  Bills are emailed to Roosevelt student email accounts. If you need help understanding your student account, please call 312-341-3570 in Chicago or 847-619-7974 in Schaumburg.  Payment arrangements for the fall semester are due by July 31 and by December 15 for the spring semester.

Join Roosevelt on Facebook

You will receive an invitation on your Roosevelt student email to join the Roosevelt on Facebook community.  This is a Facebook app exclusively for new Roosevelt students.  Watch your email for the invitation and join the discussion!

Attend New Student Orientation

You will attend New Student Orientation (NSO) before the beginning of classes. All students are required to participate in this program. For more information about Chicago NSO, visit the Center for Student Involvement website.

Submit Immunization Record & Review Health Insurance Information

New students are required to submit an immunization record prior to starting classes.  Students living on campus are required to have health insurance. Read more about immunization and health insurance policies.

Obtain a Roosevelt ID Card

Get your Roosevelt ID card so you can check out books from the library, attend student activities, use computer labs, and much more. Read more about your Roosevelt ID card.

Final School Transcripts

If you have not done so already, you must submit final copies of official transcript(s) from all educational institutions that you have previously attended. This is necessary to complete your admission file. If you are currently enrolled in classes at another institution, arrange now to have an official copy of your final transcripts sent to Roosevelt, after your final grades are posted. Submit all documents to the Office of Admission.  Please call 877-277-5978 or email if you have any questions.