Be part of Fredonia

Accepted First-Year Students

2020 First-Year Student Checklist

✔ Send Your Deposit!

Your $100 deposit reserves your space in the Class of 2024. This deposit covers your residence hall deposit ($50) and your academic deposit ($50). Upon being accepted you have until June 1 or 30 days after your acceptance (whichever is later), to send your deposit and commit to Fredonia.

✔ Complete Your Housing Application

Once your deposit is processed, you will be instructed to complete your Housing Application online through Your Connection. This application allows you to rank your preferences, and identify roommate requests. Questions may be directed to the Office of Residence Life.

✔ Understand and Accept your Financial Aid 

All students who have completed a FAFSA and are accepted to Fredonia will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter. This letter outlines the financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, etc.) available to you at Fredonia. Please follow the instructions on the back of the Award Letter to accept/decline your aid and complete the necessary loan requirements such as the e-MPN and Entrance Counseling or Financial Aid Verification. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (716) 673-3253.

✔ Log-in to your FREDMail Account

Once your deposit is processed, a FREDMail account will be created for you. You can find your log-in credentials (when they become available) on Your Connection. When you reach the main menu page of Your Connection, click on the “View Your UserIDs and Passwords” link located under Personal Information. Listed below your Fredonia ID you will see your eServices UserID and Password. These log-in credentials are used to access your FREDMail.

✔ Complete your Course Selection Survey when available

All students must complete the course selection survey located in the Student Tab of Your Connection. This will assist the Registrar's Office to create your course schedule for the fall semester. Schedule adjustments can be made at Summer Jump Start.

✔ Complete your Health Requirements

Prior to registering for classes, you will need to complete certain Health Requirements in order to comply with New York State Department of Health Regulations for attending college here at Fredonia.  Please visit The Health Center- New Student Requirements online to access these online requirements.  It is important that all necessary steps be completed. You will receive a confirmation email to your Fredonia email account once we have all of the information that we need.

✔ Send Your Final Transcripts

We must receive final transcripts showing successful completion of your current studies. First-year transcripts should be sent directly from the high school. You will also need to send any AP, IB, CLEP or college coursework you have completed in High School.

✔ Summer Jump Start and Orientation!

We have designed a two-step process to prepare both first-year and transfer students for the transition to Fredonia. This process includes a Summer Jump Start Program (to finalize enrollment) and New Student Orientation (official introduction to the campus community). Be sure to sign up for Summer Jump Start in the Student Tab of Your Connection.

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How will my Advanced Credit from High School Transfer to Fredonia? Learn more about AP, IB, CLEP and other college credit here

What size are the beds in the residence halls? Can I bring a refrigerator? Learn answers to some common Residence Life questions.

What kind of antivirus do I need on my computer? How can I connect to my FREDMail e-mail account? Learn more about our e-services before you get to campus. 

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