Admitted Graduate: Next Steps



  1. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID [ + ]

    If you wish to receive Federal Student Aid, please complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 001707. Please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at (815) 836-5263 or via email at finaid@lewisu.edu.


  2. ACCESS YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD [ + ]

    Use the myLewis portal for review of all financial aid documents and awards. In order to receive your Federal loan and/or Federal work study you must accept those awards in your myLewis portal. NOTE: You should have received a letter from the Office of Graduate Admission with your username and password.


  3. SEND YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT(S) [ + ]

    Official transcripts from each institution attended are required. If you’ve completed coursework at more than one university, you will need to send in transcripts from all institutions attended.


  4. REGISTER FOR CLASSES [ + ]

    Please be sure to consult your advisor for registration and curriculum information before you register. Most students will self-register on the myLewis Portal. Courses available to you can be found in the current Lewis University schedule, along with registration instructions.


  5. SET UP/PAY TUITION [ + ]

    Billing for tuition and fees is generated as soon as you register for class. Tuition is due prior to the beginning of each new semester, unless you have employer reimbursement.

    • The Employer Deferred Billing Form (submitted just once prior to start of first term) should be received by Pam Maciulewicz, Lewis University Bursar, prior to beginning classes.

    • The Employer Deferred Billing Form is available on the Bursar webpage. Please contact the University Bursar’s office directly at (815) 836-5283 for assistance with all billing matters.

  6. GET YOUR PARKING PASS AND STUDENT ID [ + ]

    Please contact the Romeoville Campus Security Office at (815) 836-5222 to receive a parking pass and student photo ID. See your Regional Campus Director for specific details regarding parking, building access, and the usage of computers and other facilities.


  7. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS [ + ]

    IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE ATTENDANCE
    • Measles - Mumps - Rubella (MMR) - Two doses of MMR vaccine OR positive antibody titers indicating immunity to all three diseases.

    • Diphtheria - Tetanus - Pertussis - Any combination of 3 or more doses of DTP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap. The last dose of vaccine must have been received within the last 10 years. One dose must be a Tdap vaccine.

    • Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) – Students 21 years old and younger must show proof of receiving one dose of MCV4 vaccine on or after their 16th birthday. If received before the age of 16, a booster dose is required.

    Beginning with the Summer 2022 term, Lewis University will partner with Med+Proctor for immunization record verification. Please carefully review the information below.

    SIGNING UP FOR MED+PROCTOR
    1. Register for your new Med+Proctor account by visiting http://www.medproctor.com  

    2. Use your Lewis University email address and myLewis credentials to create your account.  

    3. Complete your Lewis University Med+Proctor profile. 

    4. Upload your immunization records to your Med+Proctor account for compliance verification. 

    5. If you do not have your immunization records, download and print the Immunization History Form. Have your medical provider complete and sign the form. Upload the completed form to your Med+Proctor account.  

    6. Once your immunization records are uploaded to your Med+Proctor account, they will be reviewed for compliance. You will be notified by Med+Proctor if any requirements are missing, so it is very important that you check your Lewis U student email account for communications from Med+Proctor.

    *Please note, there is no charge for the standard immunization verification process with Med+Proctor. Free processing time for record review is between 24 and 72 hours. There is an optional $10 fee for expedited processing. The optional $10 fee also allows for lifetime access to your immunization records from Med+Proctor. If you are submitting records prior to the immunization compliance deadline, the expedited review is not necessary.

    Live chat assistance is available at https://www.medproctor.com/ 9 am to 5pm central time. You may also email help@medproctor.com or use the frequently asked questions at https://support.medproctor.com/faq/.


  8. PREPARE FOR CLASS [ + ]

    You can find the dates for the first day of classes, finals, and everything in between on the Lewis Academic Calendar.  Graduate students are strongly encouraged to prepare for their first day of classes by accessing the course syllabi on Blackboard.

    Still have questions?
    If you need clarification or have any questions about these items, please contact your Admission Counselor at (815) 836-5610 or at grad@lewisu.edu. If you need assistance with the myLewis portal please contact your advisor. For all other portal errors contact the IT department (815) 836-5950.