Graduate Student Checklist

Complete all items on this checklist to ensure a easy transition into your graduate career at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Send your final transcripts to the Graduate School, located in Van Wormer Hall, or electronically to
  • Complete your 2019-20 FAFSA.
  • Check your To Do List in Catalyst and submit requested documentation, especially for financial aid purposes, as soon as possible.
  • Accept your financial aid in Catalyst using the Accept/Decline Financial Aid link in the My Finances tile.
  • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling at if you plan to borrow federal student loans.
  • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for a Graduate PLUS loan, if desired.
  • Review options for covering remaining or out-of-pocket costs by using the Estimated Remaining Costs Tool.
  • Check your student bill in Catalyst regularly and review due dates and payment options.
  • Enroll in direct deposit for your financial aid refunds using the My Finances tile in Catalyst.
  • Waive your university health insurance, if you have other coverage.
  • Submit your vaccination information
  • File the 2020-21 FAFSA as early as October1, 2019. Set yourself up for success, as limited aid sources run out quickly.
  • Check your UC student email account regularly.
  • Plan Ahead: Pay attention to important dates and deadlines each semester.
  • Contact One Stop with billing, financial aid and registration questions.