Adult & Returning Students: Enrollment Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to Marist College!

Enrollment Checklist for New Adult Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Marist College! Now that you have made the decision to join the Marist community, please refer to the checklist below for helpful tips on what to do next.

*Military students: Please see the requirements for activating your GI Benefits at Marist College.

1. Request Transcripts

If you recently completed a degree, request that your updated official transcript be sent from your previous institution as proof-of-degree.

2. Submit your $100.00 deposit 

Deposits will be applied directly to your first-semester tuition bill. Visit the Adult Undergraduate Enrollment Deposit page for additional information.

3. Provide Required Health Information

Please proceed to for further information about required health documentation.

Please note that you will not be able to register for courses if the required information is not submitted.

4. Schedule an appointment to register for classes

All students will be registered by their respective Schools and will be contacted via email with pertinent information.

5. Find housing as needed

The Office of Housing and Residential Life compiles a listing of available rental properties in the local area.

6. Obtain your ID card (must be registered for classes first)

Students who wish to attend campus events or use the library must obtain a Marist College Identification Card. The Marist ID also enables access to Marist Money for dining services.

To obtain an ID visit the Office of Safety & Security in Donnelly Hall, Room 201, with your CWID number. IDs can be obtained Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Pete Wenzel in Safety & Security at (845) 471-1822.

7. Obtain your parking sticker (must be registered for classes first)

In order to park on campus, you must obtain a parking permit from the Office of Safety & Security.

You may check the status of your permit request on the same website. When the permit is ready, you may pick it up in the Office of Safety & Security in Donnelly Hall, Room 201.

To receive your permit you must bring the following with you to the security office:

  • your Marist ID card
  • a copy of your driver's license
  • a copy of the vehicle registration

If you have any questions, please contact Iris Hau in Safety & Security at (845) 471-1822.

8. Log on to Mail Mail and Online Self Service

Your acceptance letter contained information regarding your Marist email for life address. This email address will be used for official college communications. The Information Technology department will send correspondence regarding your password.

The Online Student Services page gives you easy access to review your financial aid information, register for classes, review your personal information, request copies of your transcript, and view your schedule and grades.

To log on to Online Self Service go to and log on using your Marist account and password.

If you have any questions concerning your email address or Online Self Service, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at (845) 575-3000, ext. 4357.

9. Review the Academic Calendar

Review the academic calendar and take note of important dates such as the first day of class, add/drop deadlines, and upcoming college closures.  

10. Buy textbooks

Textbooks can be bought online from the Marist College Bookstore. The books will be sent directly to your home. You will need to provide the Bookstore with the complete course number.

If you wish to visit the Bookstore in person, it is located on the first floor of the Student Center. For hours or other inquiries, please go to the Bookstore web page or call (845) 575-3260.

11. Attend New Student Orientation

Orientation for new adult students will be hosted by the School of Professional Programs where students can learn more about Marist's online and campus services. Those pursuing their degrees online or on-campus are encouraged to attend.  Students will be notified by their MyMarist email.