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Congratulations on your acceptance to East Stroudsburg University!

The acceptance packet you received from us contains very important information including the deadline dates to submit your deposits. Please be sure to read all the materials sent to you as they will answer many of your questions, we've also included some FAQ's below for you to review.

Spring 2015 Enrollment Checklist      Fall 2015 Enrollment Checklist

When is the Deposit Deadline?

Spring FRESHMAN and TRANSFERS: 3 weeks from the date of your official acceptance letter (sent via US mail).
Fall FRESHMAN: May 1
TRANSFERS: May 1st, or 3 weeks from the date of your official acceptance letter (whichever is later).

Follow these easy steps to pay your $300 enrollment deposit on-line.

When Will I Receive On-Campus housing Information?

FRESHMEN: After you submit your enrollment deposit you will receive housing information including a housing form. Please be sure to submit this form along with your $300 enrollment deposit by the date specified in your packet. All housing assignment requests are due by June 1. No roommate requests can be accommodated after this date. Housing assignments are mailed on July 23—if you do not receive yours by August please contact the Housing Office at (570) 422-3460.

TRANSFER: On-campus housing will be guaranteed for students who submit their $300 enrollment deposit and housing application by June 1, 2015. After that date, on-campus housing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For on-campus accommodation, after you submit the enrollment deposit, complete the housing application through your ESU portal. Generally, all transfer students are assigned housing at the University Ridge Apartments (570) 422-2400. For more information concerning on-campus housing, visit or contact the Office of Residence Life at (570) 422-3460.

EARLY START PROGRAM: This program begins in early July with a mandatory four-week summer session. If you have been accepted into the Early Start Program, you are required to successfully complete two courses that will satisfy 6 credits towards your selected degree program and these course options will soon be viewable online. This program is limited to the first 100 students who submit the Enrollment Deposit. More details will be provided here as available and forwarded to you upon submitting your enrollment deposit.

When Will I Receive Information About Orientation?

(For students who have paid their $300 Deposit)

SPRING: New-Student Orientation will take place on Sunday, January 18, 2015, 8 AM – 12 Noon. Students can check-In Smith-McFarland Theater in the ESU Fine Arts Center, register here: Please click here to view additional information and Orientation Agenda. If you will be living on-campus, you may move into the residence halls starting at 12 Noon.

FALL: Orientation materials will be mailed in April. They will ONLY be mailed to accepted students who have submitted their advanced registration deposits. To register for orientation click here.

Questions? View online information about Orientation or contact Patricia Kashner, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, at (570) 423-2862 or

When will I schedule classes?

You must pay your enrollment deposit before you can register or be registered for classes.

TRANSFER: Registration for Fall begins in late April. If you do not receive your registration information by then, contact the Student Enrollment Center at (570) 422-2800. You should take your transfer credit evaluation with you when meeting with your academic advisor to schedule classes. You will have been mailed an official acceptance packet to the address you provided on your application with important next steps for Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 after submitting your enrollment deposit.

What do I need to know about Financial Aid?

  • Be sure to list ESU as your school choice (our code is 003320) on your 2014-2015 FAFSA form (
  • View more information on-line.

Extra Information for Transfer Students:

  • Be sure to submit official final transcripts from all colleges attended, including your final spring grades so that they can be posted to your transfer credit evaluation.
  • Also needed is your final high school transcript or GED results certificate/official score report. (Required, if transferring prior to completion of an associate or bachelor's degree).
  • Any questions on the evaluation of course equivalencies should be directed to the Student Enrollment Center at (570) 422-2861.

We look forward to seeing you at ESU!