New Student Checklist

So you’ve been accepted and sent in your Admissions deposit…what’s next? Your next steps are outlined below.

ENC Student Portal

  • Get familiar with your email and resources available through Office365 and the student portal. The student portal gives you access to important information including your financial aid, student account, and academic records including your schedule, degree audit, and other related information. For any questions on this, please contact Information Technology Service’s (ITS) Help Desk at 617-745-3727.


  • Submit required health record forms, which require a recent physical, health history, and immunizations.
  • Complete health insurance information prior to arrival at New Student Check In on Saturday, August 25. You will need to either enroll in the ENC sponsored health insurance plan, or waive it if you are covered by another plan that has adequate coverage in the area reasonably nearby the ENC campus. Information about the ENC student health insurance and the enrollment and waiver of the plan can be found at and click on Eastern Nazarene College. Questions can be directed to the Campus Nurse at
  • All new students are required to complete an application in order to be assigned housing on campus or to be approved to commute from housing off campus. These applications will be made available in late March and can be found through the ENC Portal. Questions can be directed to
  • The FAFSA and all required documents and tasks from Student Financial Services should be completed. Check the ENC Portal for more information. Feel free to contact Student Financial Services with any questions at or 617-745-3712.
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records by limiting disclosure of information to third persons, including parents. In order to allow parents, guardians, or others to have access to student information including financial aid, student accounts, and personal information, the student must complete this form. Without the form, parents and guardians will not be able to access any information from the college regarding a student’s finances. Students can complete this at orientation, or print it and mail it completed to the Student Development Office prior to arriving to campus.
  • Sign up for e2Campus Alerts. This system is designed to broadcast alerts to the campus community regarding emergencies, weather-related closings/delays as well as other optional campus information. Parents, guardians, and other family members are encouraged to sign up as well.

Academic Information

  • First time freshman academic schedules can only be created after all admissions requirements are met including submission of final transcripts, SAT scores, and placement testing (if required) are completed. Please contact the Center for Academic Success for questions regarding placement testing at
  • Transfer student schedules are created with the student’s academic advisor after official transcripts have been received and evaluated. The Registrar’s Office notifies the advisor when the incoming student is ready to have a schedule created.
  • Attend New Student Orientation June 15 and 16. At orientation you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow ENC Lions, connect with your academic advisor to plan your course schedule, and experience student life on campus.
  • Students are able to review their schedule and make changes in the portal using the Student Planning tool, with approval by their academic advisor. Detailed instructions on how to register for courses will be sent to students after submitting an enrollment deposit. Any changes to academic major should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office via email at from the student’s ENC email account.
  • Beginning in fall of 2018, all freshmen undergraduate students on the main ENC campus qualify to receive their rental textbooks for their residential undergraduate classes included as part of their tuition. Students are opted-in to receive all of their textbooks, including consumable items. These consumable items will be billed to your student account separately. Consumable items (access codes or workbooks, for example) are not included in the free rental program because they are intended to be used by one student only. The full purchase price of these items will be charged to your student account.