As you continue your journey toward becoming a Beacon, be sure to keep in contact with your admissions counselor. In addition, please refer to this website to find answers to some of your key questions and link to some helpful information.

I’m Ready to Be a Beacon. Reserve My Spot.

We’re excited that you have chosen to attend Bushnell University! Your next step is to submit your deposit(s) to secure your place in classes and housing. The deposit deadline is May 1st. Deposits after May 1st will be considered on a space-available basis. The tuition deposit for fall enrollment is fully refundable until May 1st. If planning to live on-campus, you will also need to submit a $100 housing fee.

Online Tuition Deposit

Once you have submitted your deposit, complete the forms list on the Enrollment Forms page.

Enrollment Forms

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 1: FAFSA becomes available
  • December 1: Recommended FAFSA filing date
  • February: Financial aid award letter notifications
  • March 1: Priority FAFSA deadline
  • April 10: Admitted Student Event
  • May 1: Tuition deposit deadline (National Decision Day); deposits are refundable through this date
  • May: Advising/registration appointments begin
  • July: Housing and roommate assignment notifications
  • August 19: Move-in; New Student Orientation begins
  • ​August 23: First day of classes

Next Steps

Admitted Student Event

You went through countless edits on your application. You waited patiently to hear a decision. And finally, you read one simple word: “Congratulations!”

Now, it’s time to decide. Join us for a special virtual event to celebrate your admission to Bushnell!

My.Bushnell Account

After you deposit, account request instructions for My.Bushnell will be sent to the email address we have on file for you. Your My.Bushnell account will be needed to register for courses and access other important information prior to your arrival.

Class Advising & Registration

Once you have submitted your tuition deposit, your next step is to register for courses!

Every student is assigned an academic advisor who will work with you throughout your time at Bushnell. Complete the form below and we will schedule your registration appointment with your advisor.

First year students will also be part of a First Year Seminar course your first semester, led by a faculty and staff member. You can expect to hear from them over the summer.

Stay tuned for more information of advising/registration appointments! 

On-Campus Living

New students who are living on campus must submit a $100 housing fee and complete the New Student Housing Profile and Housing Agreement. Housing assignments will be made for deposited students who have submitted their housing preference form. We encourage you to contact your roommate before you arrive to start getting to know each other.

Online Housing Deposit

New Student Housing Profile

Room and Board Agreement

Off-Campus Living

If you would like to request to live off-campus please complete the Housing Exemption Form for consideration. If you are planning to commute to campus and would like to purchase a meal plan, please complete the meal plan agreement form.

Housing Exemption Form

Meal Plan Agreement (for commuter students interested in having an annual meal plan)

Financial Aid

A financial aid award letter will be made once you are admitted and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid awards for fall semester applicants are traditionally granted in the spring prior to enrollment, or for spring semester applicants in the fall prior to enrollment. Should you have any questions about the process or your specific financial aid award, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at 541-684-7291 or finaid@bushnell.edu or your admissions counselor.

Tuition Payment

Check in with the Business Office to discuss payment options and create a plan for your remaining tuition and fees after financial aid. We offer a variety of options to make your Bushnell education affordable.

Textbooks

Access to Bushnell’s virtual bookstore will be available within your My.Bushnell portal. You may purchase books from any retailer but please make sure you order the exact edition specified in the bookstore. Textbooks will be available for purchase beginning five weeks before classes start. Students who buy their textbooks during the first week that books are available for purchase will receive free shipping!

Final Transcripts

Your final official high school/college transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of courses.

Move In

Each on-campus student will be supplied with a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser/wardrobe in their room. Room and Board costs include free laundry facility use. For more information on what to bring, check out our Residence Life webpage.

Student Employment

Applications for on-campus employment will open prior to the start of courses. Instructions on applying for on-campus employment will be sent to the email address we have on file for you. Both on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities are available within Handshake.

New Student Orientation

Upon your arrival, you will be introduced to student life at New Student Orientation – a jam-packed event that will give you a chance to get acclimated, get acquainted with students and staff, and simply have fun. The event includes a river rafting trip, some late-night fun and lots of good food. Visit our Orientation webpage for more information!