Accepted Students

Congratulations and welcome to the Cairn community!

We know that this is an exciting time for you and your family.  You have been invited to study, grow, and learn what it means to be a biblically minded, well-educated, professionally competent man or woman of character.  We look forward to your enrollment and want to assist you as you get ready to begin your journey at Cairn University.

It is important to stay informed as you begin to prepare for your first days at Cairn. You will begin receiving information from us on a regular basis, so please check your mailbox and email inbox regularly. Additionally, we’ve provided a checklist of everything you need to take the next steps towards your first day as an official Cairn University student.

Fill out your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and February 15 for maximum consideration. Include Cairn University (school code: 003351) on your list of schools if you plan on receiving financial aid.


Submit your Intent to Enroll Form and your $150 Deposit

Your deposit must be received by Cairn before you may proceed to any of the following steps. Once your deposit is paid, the Registrar’s Office will prepare your class schedule.

Complete your Intent to Enroll Form now.

Review the Getting Started with Technology Guide

The Getting Started guide will walk you through the process of activating your Cairn Mail account, setting up your password, and getting familiar with the various important online resources available to you at Cairn. Note: Your deposit must be received and processed (allow 48 hours) before your Cairn email account will be functional.

Set up your Username and Password

View and Pay Your Bill

Visit Self-Service to access your class schedule, current account balance, financial aid awards and make your tuition payment.  Billing due dates are August 1 for students beginning in the Fall semester and December 15 for students beginning in the Spring semester.

Login to Self-Service

Register for Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

All students accepted to Cairn by the June preceding their first semester of enrollment should plan to attend a SOAR day with their families.

Register for SOAR now

Save the date for our upcoming orientation events

Check this webpage to find more information and dates for our next Student Welcome and Orientation.

*All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students will receive an email from Academic HealthPlans (AHP) with a link to submit their insurance information.  The student must login to Cairn’s Academic Health Plan website ( to either enroll in the University Student Health Insurance plan (for students without coverage) or provide proof of existing health insurance coverage to waive the USHI.  Please be advised that the Health Insurance Waiver must be submitted by August 1 for incoming fall students or January 1 for incoming spring students to avoid a non-refundable charge for the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan to your student account.

Orientation Events

Spring Student Welcome and Orientation

New students entering in the spring semester will attend this one-day orientation to help them transition to Cairn and get situated before the first day of classes.
January 12, 2019

Fall Student Welcome and Orientation

New students entering in the fall semester, kick off college with a week full of fun activities designed to help you get acquainted with campus, the surrounding area, and your fellow classmates.
August 22-26, 2018

SOAR: Student Orientation and Registration

Plan to attend one of our upcoming SOAR Days to get a head start at Cairn. Register for classes, get your Student ID, and everything else you need for your first day.
April 20 and June 22, 2018

Fall 2018 New Student Arrival Dates

Friday, August 17 Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Cross-country
Tuesday, August 21 First Year Programs: (Outdoor Action & Urban Ministry)
Wednesday, August 22 Student Welcome and Orientation for incoming freshman and transfer students

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