Admitted Student FAQs

  1. When do classes begin? When do I move in?
  2. When do I have to have my Advance Tuition Payment submitted?
  3. What if my address or other contact details have changed?
  4. Can I defer my admission to a future term?
  5. When do I sign up for classes?
  6. When do I declare my major?
  7. Can I make a change to my high school (or college) schedule after being admitted?
  8. What does it cost to attend University of Puget Sound?
  9. How can I learn more about Puget Sound?
  10. Can I bring a car to campus?
  11. What is the policy on on-campus housing and how do I sign up?
  12. I am an international student. When will I receive my I-20?
  13. What if I have other questions?

1. When do classes begin? When do I move in??

Fall 2018 classes begin on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

Orientation and move in for all incoming students (including transfers) begins on Saturday, Aug. 18. Specific times and locations will be provided at a later date.

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2. When do I have to have my Advance Tuition Payment submitted?

The deadline to submit your $500 nonrefundable Advance Tuition Payment is Jan. 15 for students admitted Early Decision and May 1 for Early Action and Regular Decision students.

The payment can be submitted through your myPugetSound portal.

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3. What if my address or other contact details have changed?

No problem! Let us know by emailing admission@pugetsound.edu or by calling 253.879.3211.

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4. Can I defer my admission to a future term?

If you are considering taking a gap year, you may request a deferral of enrollment. However, deferral requests must be approved by the Office of Admission. Generally, deferrals are granted for one semester or one year, but not longer. Please be sure to carefully review our deferral policy and if you are interested, please complete the First-Year Deferral Request Form by the deadline.

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5. When do I sign up for classes?

Academic Advising will register you for your fall semester classes based on your responses to the Academic Placement Questionnaire, which will be available through your To Do List on myPugetSound in the spring.

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6. When do I declare my major?

Students can declare their majors at the beginning of their second semester. However, students can and do take introductory courses in their intended majors throughout their first two years, with a goal of all students having declared their majors by the end of their sophomore year.

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7. Can I make a change to my high school (or college) schedule after being admitted?

For questions regarding specific schedule changes, it’d be best to reach out to your admission counselor directly

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8. What does it cost to attend University of Puget Sound?

Tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 school year are $60,210. For more information, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

9. How can I learn more about Puget Sound?

We encourage you and your family to attend admitted student programs on campus or in several cities across the country. We also offer information sessions and campus tours on weekdays. 

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10. Can I bring a car to campus?

Yes—all students are allowed to bring a car to campus. However, most students choose to not have a car, as the campus is walkable and there are several transportation alternatives available. If you decide to bring your car on campus, you must register for a free parking permit through myPugetSound upon arrival to campus for orientation.

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11. What is the policy on on-campus housing and how do I sign up?

Puget Sound students are required to live on campus for two years. First-year students must complete the housing application through myPugetSound. Housing and roommate assignments will be available for students who have accepted their offer of admission.

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12. I am an international student. When will I receive my I-20?

The Office of International Programs will begin processing new I-20s in late May each year. In order to issue your I-20, the Office of International Programs must receive a copy of your passport and financial documentation in original format certifying that you have sufficient funds to attend Puget Sound for one academic year (2 semesters). Please be sure to review the Admitted Student webpage on the Office of International Programs' website for more important information.

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13. What if I have other questions?

Your regional admission counselor is a great resource for any specific questions or concerns, but anyone in the Office of Admission would be happy to be of help. We're available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time and you can email us at admission@pugetsound.edu or call us at 253.879.3211.

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