Accepted Students

Falcon Flight Manual

Welcome to the Flock. Here’s your guide to becoming a Falcon in 10 easy steps:

1. Don’t wing it

If you have any questions along the way, we’re here for you.

Count on us to guide you through every stage of becoming a Falcon. Get in touch with Admissions whenever you need:

2. Pay your deposit

You can log into your status page at and fill out your Acceptance Confirmation Form prior to paying your deposit.

Commuters: $200
On-campus: $350

The deadline for freshmen is May 1, 2017
The deadline for transfers is July 1, 2017

3. Submit Forms

The forms you’ll need to submit are:

  • Admission Acceptance Confirmation
  • Proof of Residency Form
  • ​Final high school or college transcripts
  • Submit health forms

You can view deadlines and submit forms at:

Transcripts can be sent to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

4. Get a bird’s eye view

What are you waiting for? Even if you’ve visited us before, we want you to come back and see us again. Schedule your visit online

5. Request Aid

We grant more than $40 million in financial aid to students every year.

Learn more about packages at

6. Secure Your Nest

Are you going to live on campus? Freshmen should apply for housing by May 15, 2017

Transfer students should apply by July 1, 2017.

You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to apply for housing, but you can always contact the Office of Housing and Residential Services at:

7. Feast like a Falcon

No worms on the menu. We promise.

Freshmen: Choose a Falcon meal plan by May 15, 2017
Transfers: Choose a Falcon meal plan by July 1, 2017

You’ll learn how to select a meal plan as part of the housing application email.

8. Register for orientation and placement testing

During orientation you will receive your student email address, have your picture taken for your student ID, meet your classmates, and much more.

Freshmen: Check your inbox in late March for details about placement testing and orientation registration.

Transfers: You’ll receive an email containing registration information by the beginning of April.

Learn more about orientation.

9. Tweet like a Falcon

Follow us on social media.

10. Keep spreading those wings

Dig in, delve deep, defy expectations. This is how Falcons fly.

Continue to do great things until we see you at Fall Opening Weekend!

What to know more?

Shadow a Student: Find out what it's like to be a Falcon for a day. The following programs offer shadow days that give you a sense of everyday campus life (click to register):

If I’m a commuter, how can I connect with other commuters?

Our commuter affairs organization provides helpful information and support.