As you continue your journey to Southern, please complete the steps below to access your email (required), take your English and math placement assessment (required), schedule advising appointment and your orientation session (required), submit your health form (required), and explore your options for on-campus housing, paying for college, and visiting campus. 

If you have any general questions, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 203-392-5644 or email

Within your Admissions portal, complete the SCSU Reply Form.

Full Time Students are required to submit a $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit to secure your placement in Orientation and course registration.

We're excited to offer our newly admitted first-year students many opportunities to get to know Southern Connecticut State University. From workshops and webinars to in-person experiences, we're bringing Southern students and staff together to help answer your questions in real time.
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How to Activate your MYSCSU account:

Using your SCSU username/email address provided in your Admissions portal, click here to activate your MYSCSU account.

Your initial password will be set to: SCSU!mmddyy (month, date and year of your birth)  

Check your SCSU Email using the Outlook App

SCSU Email is the official means of communication from the university. It is your responsibility to check it frequently.

Contact SCSU IT Helpdesk if you have trouble logging in.

All first-year students (full-time and part-time) must establish a placement level in English and Mathematics before they can register for Fall semester courses. Students typically receive their fall course schedule at New Student Orientation (NSO).

Many students will need to take the English or Mathematics placement assessments. We strongly encourage you to take them as soon as possible so that we are able to help you get the right schedule for your first semester. 

In order to determine whether you need to take the Mathematics or English assessment, please follow the numbered steps provided in the link below.

Academic Placement for New First-Year Students

All students must request their final official high school transcript be sent to SCSU, with graduation date included. Digital transmission is preferred. 

If you have completed any Advanced Placement (AP) exams, please send your official scores from the College Board directly to SCSU Admissions. If you have completed any Early College Experience (ECE) classes, please send official transcripts directly from the college or university (e.g., University of Connecticut or Gateway Community College) to SCSU Admissions. Credits from AP and ECE cannot be granted based on high school transcripts.


All first-year students are required to attend an orientation session prior to start of their first semester, in order to be pre-registered for their first semester classes.

These sessions are intentionally designed with activities, programs, and immersive experiences to help students prepare for success. All meals will be provided.

Students will be expected to check-in for the day by 8:30 am and stay until the end of the program which will conclude at 5:00 pm.

Register for New Student Orientation (NSO)

You will receive an email from the SCSU Card Office with a unique link to upload your picture to the system. In order to guarantee receiving your Student ID (Hoot Loot) at orientation, you must upload your picture. *This email will be sent to you after you register for Orientation.

All matriculated (degree-seeking) students are required to submit the Connecticut State University Student Health Services Health Form and Immunization Requirements by January 1st for the Spring semester and August 1st for the Fall semester.

  • Visit Student Health Services Forms to download the form and view instructions. This includes immunization requirements
  • Completed forms and vaccine requirements can be uploaded to the Health Services Portal by logging in with your Username and the password you created for MySCSU. Your SCSU Student ID and Username are listed on your Admissions Portal.

Contact Student Health Services with any questions. 

As you continue to make important decisions about your college journey, you’ll be deciding how you will experience Southern’s campus. Living on campus offers exciting experiences, new opportunities for growth and unparalleled convenience.

We hope you choose to live on campus with us. To apply for housing and pay your $250 housing deposit go to your MyHousing portal and follow the steps below.

  • Log on to your MySCSU
  • Click on Banner Student
  • Select MyHousing
  • Next to the Residence Life logo on the top left click on the three lines
  • Click "Applications"
  • Click on "Housing Application and Deposit"
  • Complete the application and pay the $250 non-refundable housing deposit

Click here to see all that residence life has to offer!
Office of Residence Life
T: 203.392.5870 I F: 203.392.5867 I E:
Note: All incoming First-Year and Transfer students cannot submit a housing deposit until they have submitted a $200 admissions deposit.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is funding that is intended to help students pay for tuition and fees, room and board (or living expenses, if commuting), transportation, books and supplies.

  • If you plan on applying for financial aid but have not done so please follow the instructions outlined in The Financial Aid Process
  • If you have applied for financial aid you can check the status of your financial aid package, accept your award and complete any requirements.

Remember the FAFSA is a free application and will not ask you for payment.

Financial Literacy

  • Meet one on one with SCSU's free Financial Literacy Advisor, Lew Deluca, who will go over payment plan options, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Learn how to maximize your educational investment! 

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts Office is primarily responsible for student billing, payment, refund, and veteran enrollment certification processing. Many services may be completed online.

Visit the Student Accounts website for: 

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Bill Due Dates and Payment Options
  • Payment Plans
  • Refunds

This is the official group for the Class of 2026! This page is hosted by Southern and is intended for Southern students to get to meet, get to know each other, make new friends, find roommates and be successful Southern Owls. Please be aware of other Facebook pages that are NOT hosted and or sanctioned by Southern. 
Class of 2026 Facebook Group