Congratulations on your admission to Eastern Michigan University! This is an exciting time, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your best decision. The information will below will help you as you navigate the enrollment process.

Admitted First Year Student Checklist

Please see the below checklists for your next steps and guide to enrollment at Eastern Michigan University. Make sure to reference the list under the semester you intend to enroll and begin courses.

Summer 2023 (May 2023) or Fall 2023 semester (August 2023)

  • Activate your my.emich student account and DUO Security

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    • To activate your my.emich student account, you will need both your NetID and your EID. You can find these on the official admit packet that you received. If you do not have them, reach out to the Office of Admissions at 734.487.6453 or [email protected].
    • When you activate your account and set up your password, you will have access to your email account.
    • In the interest of keeping your private information private, EMU requires all students to participate in a 2-factor login system called DUO Security. After you activate your account, the first time you log in, you will be prompted to enroll in DUO. Please see the DUO Security page if you have any issues or questions.
    • If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our IT Help Desk at 734.487.2120.
    • You must activate your my.emich account in order to register for SOAR.


  • Schedule a campus visit!

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    • We have many visit options available for students including daily tours offered Monday through Friday and select Saturdays, virtual visits, open houses, and more!
    • For complete options, visit or contact us at [email protected]
    • If you would prefer to meet with an admissions advisor one-on-one, find your advisor and their contact information on our Meet the Staff page. 


  • File the FAFSA using EMU's school code

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    • File your FAFSA using EMU’s code (002259)
    • The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, opens on October 1, 2022.
    • If you have been notified by Financial Aid that you have been selected for verification, submit the requested documentation as soon as possible.


  • Fill Out the EMU Enrollment Form

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    The EMU Enrollment Form is the official way to tell us that you intend on enrolling at EMU! The EMU Enrollment Form also verifies your information, registers you for a SOAR session, provides information for your online orientation module, and registers you for EMU Connect. You must activate your my.emich student account before you complete the EMU Enrollment Form.


    Students planning to start classes in the Summer of 2023: 

    You must schedule and attend an advising appointment before the end of April to register for Summer classes. If you have any questions about rescheduling an appointment, please contact [email protected].

  • Complete your Online Orientation Module

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    • You will receive details about you online orientation module when you submit your EMU Enrollment Form. 
    • You must complete your Online Orientation module before you attend you EMU Orientation date as it contains critical information to make your enrollment at EMU successful.
    • You will log in with you my.emich credentials (your NetID and the password you created).
  • Attend SOAR

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    • When you complete your EMU Enrollment Form you will select an SOAR date. To see the list of SOAR dates visit
    • SOAR (Student Orientation Advising & Registration) is a day-long program where you will meet with an academic advisor to plan your course schedule for your first semester and get acquainted with student support services on campus. 
    • Attending SOAR is required for all first year students to enroll at Eastern Michigan University. In-person, on-campus SOAR sessions are typically last 5-6 hours. Please be prepared to attend the entire day.
    • If you have any questions about academic advising, contact our University Advising and Career Development Center at [email protected]
    Students planning to start classes in the Summer of 2023: 

    You must schedule and attend an SOAR day before the end of April to register for Summer classes. If you have any questions about rescheduling an appointment, please contact [email protected]

  • Apply for Housing

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    • The housing application for first year students opens in Spring 2023! 
    • You can learn more about our on-campus housing options and details about the application Housing & Residence Life page.  


  • Send us your official high school transcripts

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    • Official final high school transcript can be received from your school after you graduate one of many ways:

    Electronically: via sites such as Parchment
    Via Email from a school official to [email protected]
    By Mail: PO Box 921, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    • Remember to send official college transcripts for dual enrollment credit as well as AP or IB test scores
    • Note that financial aid cannot be disbursed until we receive this final transcript.
  • Attend EMU Connect

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    We are excited to welcome you to campus the weekend before fall classes begin. Go to the New Student Orientation page to learn more.
  • Follow EMU on Social Media

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  • Questions?

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    Contact our staff by checking out our Meet The Staff page!