The Enrollment Checklist in your Admitted Student Portal is your one-stop shop for all required forms and tasks to complete your transition to Denison.

Our Enrollment Checklist is laid out in phases: Once you finish one phase, you can start on the next. We know that you are still busy enjoying your last year of high school, traveling, or working a job, but it is important that you give careful thought to the questions in these phases to launch a successful college career. These tasks should be completed by the student rather than a parent or other supporter.

Please pay special attention to the due dates outlined for each phase in your Admitted Student Portal. These dates will be unique to you based on your enrollment date. Failure to complete a phase by the required due date could result in delay of information, less optimal placement or consideration, or even rescission of admission. Should you have a valid reason to request an extension on a deadline, please contact

Phase 1: General Information & Advising

  • Enrollment Questionnaire: This form collects basic information, including your current address, phone number, personal email address, preferred pronouns, T-shirt size, and dietary restrictions.
  • Advising & Academic Interests: This form assists Denison in enrolling you in courses related to your primary academic interests. This information will also be used to pair you with the faculty member who will be your Academic Advisor.
  • Math Placement Assessment: All students entering Denison complete the Math Placement Assessment prior to being registered for courses. This is true even if you do not intend to take a math course while at Denison.
  • Quantitative Reasoning Assessment: All students entering Denison will complete the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment prior to being registered for courses. Your score on this assessment will determine whether you will be encouraged to take a foundational quantitative reasoning course.
  • Vaccination Policy Acknowledgment: Read our full vaccination policy
  • Financial Responsibility Agreement: In signing this document, you are accepting responsibility for timely payment of bills and fees. Failure to act in accordance with the Financial Responsibility Agreement could result in the inability to register for courses or select housing, or being administratively withdrawn from the university.

Additional Phase 1 items for International Students only:

  • Bank Statement
  • Passport

Phase 2: Family & Wellness

  • Family Information: When you become a Denisonian, your supporters are also welcomed into the Denison community. Family and guardian information is used by a variety of campus offices, including Student Life, Alumni & Family Engagement, Institutional Advancement, and First-Year Experience.
  • Guest Proxy: Students can give parents or other supporters access to their personal information, student account, records, and more.
  • Tuberculosis Screening: This electronic form helps students understand their risk for contracting tuberculosis and determines whether further testing is required.
  • Immunizations
  • Language Placement Assessment: Denison has a series of core General Education Requirements (GEs) that all students need to complete in order to graduate. Depending on how you plan to complete the Modern Languages GE requirement, the Enrollment Checklist will indicate whether you need to complete a Language Placement Assessment.

Additional Phase 2 items for International Students only:

  • Tuberculosis Testing

Phase 2 Additional requirements open to all students after May 1, 2024

  • Preparing for the Hill: You will gain access to a series of online modules that will prepare you to launch into your 4 years at Denison. The modules will set you up for success by covering everything you need to know about academics, residential life, support services, finances, campus policies, and our community’s values.
  • Exploration Course Selection
  • Off-Campus Orientation Experience Preferences

Phase 3: Housing & Financial Aid

  • Housing Preference Form: All new students need to complete this form in their MyHousing Portal on MyDenison to receive a fall housing assignment.
  • Submit an ID photo: All new students are required to submit a photo for their student ID card. Your Denison ID serves as photo identification.
  • Action on Student Loans
  • Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
  • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling
  • Denison Scholar Loan Promissory Note
  • Denison Scholar Loan Self Certification

For more information related to these financial aid tasks, see types of scholarships and aid.

Phase 4: Additional Requirements

  • Get Inclusive Voices of Change: You will complete the Voices for Change training related to alcohol, drugs, consent, and relationships prior to new student orientation.You will receive an invitation at your Denison email address from Get Inclusive after your complete Phase 3 of your Enrollment Checklist. If you do not receive this email, please contact
  • Prevent Zone: Hazing Prevention 101: With the signing of Collin’s Law in Ohio in 2021, all Denison students are required to participate in anti-hazing and hazing prevention training. Students must participate in this educational training before they are allowed membership into any university recognized campus organization, fraternity and sorority, and/or athletics team.
  • CARE (Community Action for Respect and Empowerment) Workshop Selection: In this workshop, students will learn key concepts related to civil rights, violence prevention, and sexual respect; explore and practice strategies for intervening in difficult situations; and identify supportive campus resources. These workshops will take place during the fall semester, and you will select the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend.
  • Submit Final Official High School Transcript: In order to enroll at Denison, we must receive your official final high school transcript no later than August 1.

Additional Phase 4 items for International Students only:

  • International Arrival and Airport Transportation Form

Phase 5: Billing

  • Off-Campus Experience Confirmation
  • Action on Student Insurance: All registered, full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage, either through the Denison student health insurance plan or through another individual or family plan. Students will need to opt-in or waive coverage.
  • Course Registration: First-year course schedules typically feature a mixture of:

    • courses in areas in which you think you might major
    • general introductory courses
    • courses that are more exploratory in nature

    This combination provides you the opportunity to take courses in subject areas where you already have an interest, while also studying something completely new to you. You may find these areas often overlap as you think about the classes you’d like to take. Our General Education program allows courses taken in all three of these categories to fulfill graduation requirements. In July, you will be required to meet virtually with your assigned summer faculty advisor and a First-Year Fellow to discuss your fall schedule and future academic pursuits at Denison.

  • Pay Fall Semester Bill: Student Accounts accepts payments online, by check, and electronic transfer from a third party (529 savings plans, employee-sponsored tuition benefits, etc.). Payments from outside the U.S. can be made through FlyWire. You can also set up a monthly payment plan through Nelnet Campus Commerce, which allows you to spread expenses over the semester in three or four equal monthly payments. Find more about paying your bill.