Student Services Center

International Checklist

Welcome to another year at PLU

At any time you have a question, contact the
Student Services Center
or your individually assigned Student Services Counselor

ssvc@plu.edu
(253) 535-7161

You are strongly encouraged to utilize this resource page that has general questions and requirements associated with your registration at PLU.  Each section reflects important information and requirements you may have already completed or need to complete. 

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NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION

  1. PLU ID Number & PIN (Personal Identification Number)
    It is very important that you remember your PLU ID Number and your PIN (Personal Identification Number).  You were given these numbers on your Letter of Acceptance from the Admission Office.
    NOTE:
    If you want any information sent to your homeland, it is your responsibility to give your PLU ID# and PIN to your parent/spouse/or a significant other if you want them to have access to your financial aid and student account information.  Without both identification numbers, information cannot be released either by phone, email or in person.
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  2. ePass  (REQUIRED)
    This is a primary means of communication for faculty and staff to contact you.
    If you have not created your ePass do the following:

    1. Go to https://www.plu.edu/myepass  (Have your 8 digit PLU ID number ready!)

    2. Follow the easy steps to create your account.

    3. If you have any problems or questions, contact the PLU Help Desk at 253.535.7525 or email comptelc@plu.edu.
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  3. Official High School Transcript or Other College Transcripts (REQUIRED)
    You are required to submit both Official transcripts from your High School and any post secondary schools you have attended.
         Mail transcripts in a sealed envelope from your school to:
         PLU Registrar's Office
         Tacoma, WA 98447
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  4. Register for Classes
    After you pay your Advanced Tuition Deposit to PLU (LINK to pay), you will receive a special email address from the Office of Admission to get in touch with Academic ADvising Office. Academic Advising office staff will assist you with your course selection.

    • If you are a NON-degree seeking student, please speak to your home institution's advisors regarding class registration.
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    • Online Class Schedule to explore class offerings.                                  
  5. Following remaining Requirements below

REQUIRED EACH YEAR
Click on the topic below and it will lead you to detailed information and directions to complete each task.

  • Online Payment Contract
    Required annually. Go to your Bannerweb to complete.
  • Accept your PLU Financial Aid
    online directions
  • Full Time Enrollment
    What is full time enrollment?
  • Housing & Meal Plan Contract
    If living on campus, you must sign your Master Housing & Meal Plan Contract. The above link will take you to the Residential Life webpage. The contract in on the right under Quicklinks
  • Meal Plans
    Do you have the correct meal plan or want dining dollars?
  • Parking Information
    Need a parking permit or sign up for a special parking lot?
  • Address Confirmation
    Do you need to update one of the following address? Address can be updated on Bannerweb or turn in the form to Student Services
        ♦Permanent
        ♦Mailing - local address
        ♦Billing
        ♦Parent
        ♦Emergency Contact
  • Official High School Transcript or Other College Transcripts

 OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Use the following resources:

  • Estimator LINK Click on the button to use the PLU Estimator
  • Payment Options
    Look at PLU payment options and how they work or set up.

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REGISTRAR INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS

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MISC INFORMATION

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ePASS - REQUIRED by all Students

Your ePass is for your PLU gmail. It will also give you access to library resources, computers in computer labs, registering your personal computer and to the online student phone directory. Your ePass will also give you access to Sakai, a class management system for students and professors. Check your email frequently during the summer, it is the University's primary method of communicating to you.

To create your ePass:

1.     Go to newepass.plu.edu (Have your 8 digit PLU ID number ready!)
2.     Follow the easy steps to create your account.

If you have any problems or questions, contact the PLU Help Desk at 253.535.7525 or email comptelc@plu.edu.

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ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR OFFER OF FINANCIAL AID


  1. Offer of Financial Aid

    If you have received an Offer of Financial Aid. You need to accept or decline your financial aid online. Notification of any revisions to your Offer of Financial Aid will be emailed to your student PLU email with instructions to view any changes. It is your responsibility to check the messages on what was changed, make sure you relay the information to a parent/guardian or any person helping you make financial decisions, if applicable.

         Online instructions
         ♦Go to banweb.plu.edu
         ♦Enter Secure Area (Banner Web)
        
      ♦Login with your PLU ID and PIN
          (found in your PLU Admission Acceptance packet)
         ♦Choose Financial Aid Services
         ♦Choose Award
         ♦Choose Award By Aid year
         ♦Click drop box and Select Aid Year, Submit
         ♦Review all tabs at the top
             Resources/Additional Information - ADD your outside scholarship information
             Terms and Conditions - You MUST ACCEPT at the bottom to continue
             Accept Award Offer - Accept or Decline each item or Accept All
             (Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan is upon credit approval)

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FULLTIME ENROLLMENT

Full Time Undergraduate Enrollment = minimum of 12 credits
Half Time Undergraduate Enrollment = minimum of 6 credits
Full Time Graduate Enrollment = minimum of 8 credits
Half Time Graduate Enrollment = minimum of 4 credits

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PLU ID NUMBER & PIN (Personal Identification Number)


Do you know your PLU ID Number and your PIN (Personal Identification Number) for Banner Web?
Did you know it is your responsibility to give your PLU ID# and PIN to your parent/spouse/or a significant other if you want them to have access to your financial aid and student account information?  Without both identification numbers, information cannot be released either by phone, email or in person.

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VERIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT


If you need an Insurance Company, Medical Insurance, Auto Insurance, Military Dependence information, etc. Contact the Enrollment Specialist in the PLU Student Services Center.

Contact:     Janet Zenor
                Enrollment Specialist
                 (253) 535-7739
                 (800) 678-3243 toll free
                 (253) 538-2545 fax
                 enrollmentverification@plu.edu

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STUDENT BILLING STATEMENTS

Semester Pre-Bills
This is a billing statement that will show tuition charges and financial aid and any outside scholarship. It will not show you any credits on your account. This billing statement is to help you budget for the up coming semester. Fall pre-bill will come in July
J-term and Spring pre-bill will come in November

Monthly Billing Statements
You will receive a monthly billing statement the first week of each month. The billing statement is to show you transactions that have transpired the previous month. If you did not have any activity the previous month and your balance is "0", you will not receive a billing statement.

Questions regarding the statements should be directed to:

     Student Services Center (253) 535-7161
                                       (800) 678-3243
                                        ssvc@plu.edu