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Adult and Returning Students: Admitted Student Checklist

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Admitted Student Checklist for New Adult Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Marist College! Now that you have made the decision to join the Marist community, please refer to the checklist below for helpful tips on what to do next.

*Military students: Please see the requirements for activating your GI Benefits at Marist College.

1. Request Transcripts

If you are currently enrolled at a different institution, request for your official transcript to be sent at the end of the semester to show proof of completion of your courses or a degree.

*Please note, in order for transcripts to be considered official, they need to be submitted directly from the high school or College to Marist College. These can be submitted electronically to

2. Submit your $100.00 deposit 

Deposits will be applied directly to your first-semester tuition bill. Visit the Adult Undergraduate Enrollment Deposit page for additional information. Once we receive your $100 enrollment deposit that secures your spot at Marist, we will connect you with an academic advisor to create your first-semester schedule.

3. Create your MyMarist Account

Information Technology creates your personalized Marist account and email address. This information was previously emailed to you. Click here to activate your account. Once you have activated your Marist account and password, you will have access to your Marist email and the myMarist portal. This includes important information that will be helpful during your Marist experience. For more detailed instructions, please click here.

4. Provide Required Health Information

Please proceed to for further information about required health documentation.

5. Schedule an appointment to register for classes

All admitted students will receive a transfer credit evaluation if applicable and will be connected to a faculty member in their respective major to register for classes once the enrollment deposit is submitted. Once this email is received, schedule a meeting with the copied faculty member to proceed with course registration.

6. Obtain your ID card (must be registered for classes first)

Students who wish to attend campus events or use the library must obtain a Marist College Identification Card. The Marist ID also enables access to Marist Money for dining services.

To obtain an ID visit the Office of Safety & Security in Donnelly Hall, Room 201, with your CWID number. IDs can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

7. Obtain your parking sticker (must be registered for classes first)

In order to park on campus, you must obtain a parking permit from the Office of Safety & Security.

To receive your permit, you can submit the request online or, bring the following with you to the security office located in Donnelly Hall Room 201:

  • your Marist ID card
  • a copy of your driver's license
  • a copy of the vehicle registration

8. Review the Academic Calendar

Review the academic calendar and take note of important dates such as the first day of class, add/drop deadlines, and upcoming college closures.  

9. Buy textbooks

Textbooks can be bought online from the Marist College Bookstore. You will need to provide the Bookstore with the complete course number. The books can be mailed directly to your home, or picked up in person at the Marist College Bookstore.

If you wish to visit the Bookstore in person, it is located on the first floor of the Student Center. For hours or other inquiries, please go to the Bookstore web page or call (845) 575-3260.

10. Attend New Student Orientation

Orientation for new adult students will be hosted by the School of Professional Programs where students can learn more about Marist's online and campus services. Those pursuing their degrees online or on-campus are encouraged to attend.  Students will be notified by their MyMarist email. The orientation for new students will typically take place right before the start of the semester.