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What Happens Next?

You are now 11 easy steps away from becoming a Point Park student! Here’s what you can anticipate happening next in the admissions process.

You've Applied, What Happens Next?   


Your Point Park ID number and instructions on how to get your password are emailed to you so that you can check your application and admissions status online. 

When?  One to three working days after your application has been processed. 

Prospective Conservatory students only...

When?  Immediately.


Receive letter acknowledging receipt of application and if applicable, requests any missing application items.

When?  Three to five working days after application has been processed.


Receive admissions and scholarship decision letter via U.S. mail.

When?  Ten to 15 working days after all application supporting documentation is received. 


Submit your FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Point Park University recommends completing your federal income taxes before completing the FAFSA. However, if you need to complete your FAFSA before completing your taxes, you can estimate your income information. Point Park's financial aid school code is 003357.   Application deadlines are as follows:

Summer and Fall Semesters:  The financial aid application process begins Jan. 1, and the Office of Financial Aid has a March 15 priority deadline for FAFSA submission. 

Spring Semester:  Apply for financial aid immediately.  The Office of Financial Aid has a Nov. 1 priority deadline for FAFSA submission.  


Complete and submit your Acceptance of Admissions form (enclosed in acceptance packet) along with your $350 tuition deposit which is applied directly against your first-semester tuition and reserves your spot in the incoming class.  Learn more about the tuition deposit(You will not progress to steps 6 through 12 if you fail to complete step 5).

When?  Date indicated in admissions decision letter.


Receive letter via U.S. mail acknowledging receipt of $350 tuition deposit. 

When?  Five to seven working days after receipt of $350 tuition deposit.


Receive your Point Park e-mail address and user account information.

When?  E-mail accounts are created upon receipt of paid deposit.  This will become your primary email for communicating with Point Park University


Register online for classes.  New, incoming student will receive an email containing instructions and a tutorial of how to register online for your classes.  Email notifications are sent only to applicants that have submitted their $350 tuition deposit. 

When?  Spring semester students can register online for classes beginning in November.  Fall semester students can register online for classes beginning in May. 


Attend a Pioneer Experience event.  The Pioneer Experience is Point Park's new student orientation.  At the event, students will have the opportunity to make changes to their class schedules and attend and participate in various activities.  Parent-only sessions are also hosted as well.

When?  The Office of Campus Life will mail information in March/April.


If applicable,the Office of Campus Life will send you via U.S. mail, your residence hall room and roommate assignment.

When?  Mid July


If applicable, move into your residence hall.

When?  Wednesday and Thursday prior to the start of the semester.


Begin classes. 

Spring Semester:  Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Summer Semester:  Saturday, May 12, 2014

Fall Semester:  Monday, Aug. 25, 2014