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Acceptance Packet

Congrats! Now what?

Now that you are accepted to KCAD, here are some important things to consider before the start of the semester.

  1. Log into MyFSU

    Familiarize yourself with this tool. You will use it a lot over the years for everything from email to paying your tuition.
    Make sure you start watching for announcements through this system too!
    Using MyFSU
    To find your ID and Password:
    1. Go to ferris.edu
    2. Click the MyFSU link near the upper right corner.
    3. Select "ID and Password Help"
    4. Follow the instructions under "ID and Password Help"
    5. Please notate your ID and Initial Computing Password.
    Having Problems with MyFSU? Call the Technology Assistance Center at (877) 779-4822.

  2. Is your Financial Aid in order?

    Please see Financial Aid for more information.

  3. Pay the $150.00 Tuition Deposit

    College policy requires a $150.00 tuition deposit to be paid before you register for classes. This deposit guarantees enrollment, is applied directly to your tuition, and is non-refundable. You can make a payment in cash, check, or by using E-Bill.
    Payments by check can be made out to KCAD and sent to: 17 Fountain St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  4. Complete the Authorization to Disclose Information Form

    The form is enclosed in your packet and return it to the Student Services Office (17 Fountain building, 7th floor, Student Services).

    Please see FERPA for more information.

  5. Register for Classes

    For your first semester at KCAD, you are required to register for classes with the assistance of an Admissions Counselor. An Admissions Counselor will email you with instructions at the appropriate time. Please watch for an email.

  6. Secure Housing

    Please see Housing for more information.

  7. Satisfy the Laptop Requirement

    Please see Tech Requirements for more information.

  8. Attend Orientation

    Shortly after acceptance into KCAD, you will receive an invitation for the orientation session that is open to you. Orientation is a one-day event. It consists of several scheduled sessions (note: this is not an open house format). At orientation, you will hear from staff that offer services and resources necessary to your time at KCAD. You will also meet current students that have great advice about life at KCAD. KCAD offers orientation sessions before each of the fall, spring and summer (summer one only) semesters. Watch your mail for your Orientation Invitation!

  9. Review the FAQs

    We've compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and we encourage you to review the contents.