NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


Welcome to TEDS!

We know that there are a lot of things you still need to get done before you start your first day of classes, and we can help with that!

Even though we won’t be able to gather together in person as a large group for the New Student Orientation due to COVID-19, we are providing an online course to give you all the resources you need to be successful in graduate school. The course will be accessible through Moodle, and we’ll send you a link when it opens on Thursday, August 20. The information and resources provided in this course are especially important for your success here at Trinity, so all incoming students are required to complete the course.


Please note these important dates:

Thursday, August 20 – New Student Orientation online course on Moodle opens. Be sure to sign up here to receive notification when you can access our online NSO course!

Friday, August 21 – Proficiency Exams (proctored synchronously on Zoom). Find out more information and register on myTIU. Any questions regarding proficiency and language exams should be directed to [email protected]

Saturday, August 22 – Residence Hall Move-in Day (Check in at Owens 800 Lower Level)

5:00 pm – Mandatory meeting for Owens/Carlson residents and dinner together (Hinkson Hall, Rodine Building)

Wednesday, August 26 – First Day of Classes (follow your Monday schedule)

Friday, September 18 – MDiv Counseling Assessment PEPQ (1:00-3:00 pm; Location TBD). Contact [email protected] to register and for more information.


Steps to take BEFORE you arrive on campus:

  1. Activate your student account (check your inbox for an email from IT).
  2. Register for classes through myTIU.
  3. Pay your bill (see info below).
  4. Complete the graduate student residence hall housing application or graduate student apartment application. All of the housing applications can also be found on myTIU by searching for Housing Services.
  5. Request your student ID.
  6. Register your vehicle.
  7. Create your Student Immunization Verification through Med+Proctor using your Trinity email.

Needed Immunizations:

  • Two (2) doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). Wait 28 days before receiving the 2nd dose.
  • Three (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (TDap). Six months required between the 2nd and 3rd dose. The most recent dose must be within 10 years.
  • A TB (tuberculosis) skin or blood test is required within the one year prior to entry to Trinity.
  • TDaP booster within 10 years.
  • If younger than 22 prior to entry to Trinity, one (1) dose of meningococcal after your 16th birthday.

HOW TO PAY YOUR BILL

Please be sure to have your fall payment arrangements finalized before the first day of classes.

Payment Steps:

  1. When you have received your Trinity email credentials and registered for classes, log in to my.tiu.edu, and navigate to Student Finances to view the following options:
  • Course & Fee Statement – to view your current semester charges and financial aid information
  • My Account Balances – to view current account balance due and account activity
  • Pay Bill Online – for instructions on paying your bills
  1. Decide whether or not to pay your semester balance in full, or if you would rather participate in a monthly payment plan. Tuition, fees, and awards are applied each semester, not for the academic year, to make your budgeting easier.
  2. Submit your payment in check, cash or credit card to Student Accounting by the first day of classes. If payment arrangements are not completed by the end of the second week of the semester, you will be charged a non-refundable $200 fine.

Need more information? Email Student Accounting at [email protected] or Financial Aid regarding scholarships or grants at [email protected].


PLANNING YOUR PROGRAM

You can find an explanation of program requirements and courses in the current Academic Catalog (TEDS Catalog). We recommend logging into myTIU > Academic Resources >Advisement where you’ll find advising resources including the Academic Handbook. If you have questions, contact your program director or the TEDS Academic Office at (847) 317-8085.

Choosing courses for the semester happens on myTIU as well. Head to myTIU > Academic Resources > Course Schedules and Syllabi and find out what is being offered this semester in your program.

Tip: Looking at a course syllabus will be helpful in purchasing your books and materials ahead of time.

What about additional program requirements?

In addition to classes, there are other program requirements such as Field Education, Internships, and Practica. Information about Field Ed is located in myTIU>Academic Resources>Supervised Ministries.

If you have any questions, contact the Supervised Ministries office at [email protected], or call (847) 317-8030.


ALL ABOUT REGISTRATION

Register Early – We strongly encourage you to register early. MyTIU is your gateway for information regarding billing information, grades, schedules, degree audits, and much more. Please refer to the academic calendar for all add/drop deadlines.

When can I register? New and re-admit students who have paid their reservation deposit with Admissions can register for classes.

How do I register? Login to myTIU and choose “Plan and Register” at the top of the screen. If you have questions, contact Academic Records at [email protected] or at (847) 317-8050.

For semester and quad courses, there is a $15 fee for each registration change made after the first week of the course. For modular courses, there is a $15 fee for each registration change made after the first day of the course.

In order to drop a modular course with a full refund and without record on your transcript it must be dropped by the first day of the course.


CAMPUS SERVICES

A complete listing of available campus services can be found on myTIU, but here are a few highlights:

  • Academics Deans’ Office:  Get information about and register for placement exams, file an Academic Appeal, or make an appointment to see the Academic Dean.
  • Campus Safety: Parking permits, recover keys locked in a car, recover things left in locked rooms, etc.
  • Information Technology: computer and Internet support, obtain your network account information, etc.
  • Facility Services: On-campus housing, vehicle rentals for TIU events, keys, maintenance request.
  • Academic Records: Registration, Academic forms, Transcripts, etc.
  • Financial Aid: Finding scholarships, grants, loans, etc.
  • Student Financial Services: Billing information, pay semester charges, etc.
  • Student Life: Have flyers approved, Academic Withdrawal, course extension and change in final exam forms, disability/academic accommodations, international student concerns, residence life, housing, and much more.

QUESTIONS?

Please call Student Life at 847-317-7073 or email at [email protected]

DMin Students: The DMin office will email you instructions on how to register for new student orientation, which is conducted entirely online. If you have questions, please email [email protected].


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