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Step One: Become a Pioneer!

Ready to join the Marietta College family? Submitting your $200 enrollment deposit will secure your spot in the incoming class. There are a few ways to submit your deposit.

  1. Submit your deposit* one of three ways:
    • Deposit online
    • Deposit over the phone: +1-740-376-4619, Student Accounts
    • The enrollment deposit will be applied to your student account the first semester you are enrolled. Please refer to your acceptance letter or financial aid package, where you'll find your MC Student ID number, which is required to complete the enrollment commitment form
    • Deposit can be made via Wire Transfer. Please contact Student Accounts for information at

*Enrollment deposits are non-refundable after May 1

Step Two: Get Your Immigration Documents

Your I-20 (for F-1 Students)/DS-2019 (for J-1 students) document will be processed and mailed to you once you follow these steps:

  • New First Time Freshman: send us a mailing address in your home country that can receive Fed Ex/DHL packages and a phone number for the address. You must also send us official test scores and WES certified transcripts after your high school graduation.
  • Transfer Students (currently at a US institution): Complete a Marietta College transfer release form with your current DSO’s signature and your program end date. We cannot give you an I-20 for Marietta College without these form. Please also send WES certified transcripts from your high school and universities outside of the United States, and official transcripts from your current US institution.
A Marietta College Student Holding a sign
A Marietta College student holding a sign

Step Three: Pay Your SEVIS I-901 Fee

This fee is required for all new international students and must be done on-line. Use

 to make your payment. Transfer students who complete the transfer-in clearance form will not need to pay this fee again.

SEVIS/Visa Information

Step Four: Make a Visa Appointment

You will need to schedule an appointment with the US consulate or embassy to obtain a US F-1 or J-1 student visa. You cannot make an appointment without paying the I-901 fee (see step 3).

A Marietta College student holding a sign
A Marietta College student holding a sign

Step Five: Set Up Your Marietta College Email

We expect students to check their Marietta College emails at least once a day for important information about academics, programs, and safety. We will ONLY communicate with you via this account once you are a student, so this email must be activated before you arrive. To set up your email account, click here.

We will send you additional information closer to the start of term with specific arrival and orientation information.

Step Six: Living on Campus at Marietta College

Living on campus can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the college experience. As a residential community, we develop our distinctive ethos, our dedication to the whole student and affirm the independence between life inside and outside of the classroom. International Students will be placed with students in one of our Residence Halls. Please log on to the Residence Page to review the Housing Contract and agree to our terms and conditions. If you have questions, please email the Office of Community Living at

To access Residence:

Please call the Office of Student Life, 740.376.4784 if you have any questions.

To see what you should bring to campus, click here

Immunization Record / Medical Health History / Copy of Insurance Card (Center for Health & Wellness)

Log in using your MyMarietta username (ex. abc001, do not use the and password

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Step Seven: New International Student Orientation

This orientation is mandatory for all new international students and occurs a few days before the first-year HOME program. International Student Orientation details will be communicated to you in early summer. Your point of contact is the Office of Education Abroad,, 740.376.4708.

We look forward to welcoming you this fall!

Step Eight: Purchase Your Books

Once you’ve registered for classes, you can purchase your textbooks and other course materials using Marietta College’s eCampus Bookstore.

This is an online bookstore, and no physical bookstore exists on campus, so you’ll need to use eCampus or another on-line vendor to purchase your textbooks and course materials.

You can have your textbooks and course materials delivered to your home address (make sure deliveries are scheduled to arrive prior to your departure for campus). Alternatively, you can have your purchases delivered to campus and pick them up when you arrive. If you order your items from eCampus and have them shipped to campus rather than your home address, they’ll be available for pick-up in the Pioneer Team Store in upper Gilman. If you order items from another vendor and have them shipped to campus rather than a home address, they will be available for pick-up through the College’s Mailroom in upper Gilman.

In order to purchase textbooks and course materials through Marietta College’s eCampus Bookstore, you’ll need to have your course schedule in front of you.
To find your course schedule:

  • Login to MyMarietta using your MC credentials (username and password).
  • Select ‘WebAdvisor for Students’ on the left side of the page.
  • Select ‘Academic Profile’ and then ‘My class schedule.’
  • Under the drop-down menu for ‘Term,’ select the appropriate semester and hit ‘Submit.’

With your class schedule in front of you, go to the Marietta College eCampus Bookstore website.

To purchase your books:

  • Use the ‘Textbooks’ drop-down menu on the upper left side of the page to select ‘Order.’
  • Use the drop-down menu in the top center of the page to select the appropriate term (e.g., Fall 2023).
  • Use your course schedule to enter the Department, Course, and Section for each of your classes.
  • Click the ‘Find Materials for Course(s)’ button at the bottom of the page.
  • For each item, select your preferred purchasing option.
  • Proceed to checkout.
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Step Nine: What Should I Bring to Campus?

These are merely suggestions. Please feel free to contact the Office of Education Abroad if you have any questions.

Personal items

The most important items you can pack in your suitcase are those that help us know you and your culture better! The Office of Education Abroad encourages you to bring with you the following:

  • Traditional clothing items
  • Musical instruments
  • Photos of your family and your hometown
  • Photos of you as a baby or young child
  • Any small trinkets, artifacts or gifts that you may want to share with others
Day-to-day items
  • Prescription and other medicines or personal hygiene products you use regularly
  • Appropriate clothing -- it is hot in Marietta in August (if arriving for the fall semester) and very cold in January (if arriving in the spring)
  • Good walking shoes -- we will be doing a lot of walking around town
  • Laptop computer, if you own one
  • Converters for any electronic items you bring -- you will need this to use your laptops, etc.
What to buy when you arrive
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp
  • Quilt/blanket
  • Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, shaving gel, perfume
  • School supplies such as notebooks, paper, pens, stapler
  • Laundry basket, detergent, clothes hangers, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Tea kettle