Next Steps for Admitted Students

If you have not already visited campus, please review your options for individual or group visits. If you have already visited, we welcome you to return for a follow-up visit that we will tailor to your most current interests and questions.

To maximize your financial aid package, file your FAFSA at and include UE's code (001795) so we will get the results. The 2023-24 FAFSA opened on October 1, 2022. Indiana residents must file the 2023-24 FAFSA prior to April 15, 2023 for state grant consideration. Learn more about the FAFSA.

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Do you have additional questions about UE? Please contact our Office of Admission at or 1-833-BeAnAce (1-833-232-6223). Or better yet, contact your personal Admission Counselor.

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Your non-refundable deposit signifies that you plan to attend UE and allows you to proceed with the Next Steps listed below. You may submit your deposit online or by calling the Office of Admission at 1-833-BeAnAce (1-833-232-6223).

  • Freshman/Transfer Freshman/Non-traditional Freshman - $300
  • Transfer/Second Degree - $150
  • Re-Entry - $100

After you were admitted we assigned you a UE student ID number, UE username, temporary password, and email address. Please visit Setting Up Your UE Account for detailed instructions to assist you with your account activation. For added security, the temporary password is mailed via postal mail and is available in your application portal.

These credentials will allow you to access the UE systems where you will manage your affairs as an incoming student and throughout your career as an Ace. If you are not sure of these credentials, email or your personal admission counselor.

After you decide to attend UE, please finalize your financial aid in Self-Service and determine your preferred method of payment for any balance owed. View helpful information about finalizing your financial aid and payment options.

Please direct questions to UE’s Office of Student Financial Services at (812) 488-2364 or

Visit Residence Life for details about UE’s housing options, move-in dates, meal plans, residency requirements, and more. Indicate your preferences in UE Self-Service.

If you have questions regarding residence halls, assignments, meal plans, or other aspects of living on campus, please email or call us at 812-488-2956.

Every new student must attend an orientation program. SOAR is required for incoming freshmen and recommended for all incoming students under age 21. Students transferring to UE and non-traditional-aged undergraduates may find ACE Orientation a more appropriate fit.

SOAR is a one-day orientation program required of all entering freshmen; parents are encouraged to attend with their student. This program offers students an opportunity to meet faculty and staff, understand policies and support systems, finalize their class schedule, and learn more about campus life. Deposited students can register for the SOAR session of their choice. Sessions are filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • Friday, June 16, 2023
  • Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Friday, August 18, 2023

ACE Orientation is the University of Evansville's condensed orientation program for transfer students, re-entry students, and non-traditional-aged students. Every new student must attend either SOAR or ACE Orientation.

ACE Orientation stands for Aces Connection Experience. The ACE Orientation program is a one-day event designed to help you transition to UE and to introduce you to the programs, services and personnel we have at UE to help support you. ACE Orientation covers information related to student engagement, academic expectations and preparedness, support systems, technology, and financial aid. A family member or guest is invited to attend the program if you wish.

  • Friday, January 6, 2023 - Spring 2023 ACE Orientation
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023 – Fall 2023 ACE Orientation

Contact the Office of the Dean of Students for questions about SOAR or ACE Orientation at or (812) 488-2500.

Beginning in May and continuing throughout the summer, deposited students will receive an outreach from our Office of Academic Services inviting them to schedule a private phone, Zoom, or in-person visit with an academic advisor. Academic goals will be discussed and fall classes will be tentatively selected during this appointment.  Class schedules will then be finalized during the student’s respective orientation program.  Soon after the semester begins, you will be assigned a faculty advisor from your chosen major who will assist with registration for subsequent semesters.

FRESHMEN: Prior to leaving high school, please instruct your school counselor to send your official final transcript to the UE Office of Admission. Your final transcript should contain the following:

  • Indication of graduation date
  • Cumulative grade point average
  • Eighth semester grades
  • Final class ranking (if your school ranks)

TRANSFER STUDENTS: At the time of admission to UE, your transcript may have listed “courses in progress.” If so, please request a final official transcript once the semester concludes so that we can award transfer credits. Official transcripts may be sent to

If you took college courses that were through a dual enrollment program with your high school, please request a transcript from each college where you have earned credit.

If you have taken courses through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, please direct the testing agency to send your exam scores to UE for evaluation of UE course credit.

An advisor from our Office of Academic Services will review and determine the awarding of UE credit. Contact UE’s Office of Academic Services with questions at or (812) 488-2600.

State law and University policy require that all new incoming, full-time students submit an updated, physician certified immunization record and physical. The University uses Med+Proctor for our health information verification and compliance process. Information about health and immunization requirements can be viewed on the Health Center website. Questions can be directed to UE's Health Center at 812-488-2033.

Welcome Week is a program designed to help new students transition to life at UE. This program is required for all new freshman students, so pre-registration is not required. However, ALL new students, including transfer students and non-traditional freshmen, who desire this experience are welcome to register for Welcome Week.

The program includes informational sessions, food, volunteer opportunities and entertainment focused on building new relationships with other incoming students and the UE community. Welcome Week participants arrive four days before classes begin for this fun-filled event. Students are guided through this transition period by a group of energetic mentors called Orientation Leaders (OLs). Students will be assigned a small group and an OL when they arrive and check in for Welcome Week.

  • Welcome Week – Saturday, August 19 through Tuesday, August 22, 2023
  • Classes Begin – Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Contact the Office of the Dean of Students with questions about Welcome Week at or (812) 488-2500.