Welcome to the Beaver Nation!
Congratulations on your acceptance to Blackburn! We are confident that you will be an essential part of our intentional and inclusive community of thoughtful leaders, curious learners, creative problem solvers, and responsible citizens. We can’t wait for you to discover all the transformational opportunities that lie ahead.
Are You Ready to Start?
What should you do next? To officially become a Blackburn student, you must accept our admission offer by confirming your enrollment. Reserve your spot by checking each of the important steps below off your list and begin planning what you need to do before you arrive on campus.
Reserve Your Spot – Submit Your New Student Deposit
Let’s make it official! Pay the $150 new student deposit (we’ll apply this to your tuition and fees), and you will guarantee your place for the upcoming semester. Once you complete this step, you will get access to your official Blackburn email address and can continue the registration process. If you have questions or concerns about confirming your enrollment, please connect with our admissions team.
Visit blackburn.edu/deposit to pay using our online form, or you can mail your payment by sending it to:
700 College Ave.
Carlinville, IL 62626
The deposit is refundable to new students enrolling in the fall semester upon written request by May 1st. Students enrolling in the spring semester must request a refund in writing prior to December 1st. Requests for tuition deposit refunds received after the refund date will not be considered. Students with demonstrated financial need may seek a waiver from the Office of Financial Aid.
Access Your Blackburn Portal
With your new email address, we will send login credentials to access the Blackburn Student Portal.
Complete Important Forms
FAFSA Application – Federal Student Aid
Have you filed your FAFSA? Applying for financial assistance and other than merit-based scholarships begins with filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Follow our step-by-step instructions.
New Student Work Program Application
All Blackburn students living on campus participate in Blackburn’s nationally-recognized Work Program and many commuting students join, too. Submit your New Student Work Application to help determine your initial placement in one of our 12 student-led departments.
Learn more about the program, the departments, the student leadership, and the four-year head start Blackburn can provide.
Housing Contract or Residency information
Will you live on our beautiful campus in one of our six residence halls? If so, please complete our Housing Application. Please complete our Residency Exemption Form if you intend to commute to campus. Read more about our on-campus housing options.
Send Your Final Official Transcripts
Once your final official transcripts are ready, please send them to the Admissions team!
Meet with an Academic Advisor, Register for Classes
Whether starting in the fall or spring, you can meet with an academic advisor and schedule classes for your first semester with Blackburn.
Share Immunization Records
Submit your required immunization records. If you need them in the future, the Office of Student Life can easily provide them for you. Once on campus, you can visit our clinic or review the nearby Health and Wellness options.
Attend the Next New Student Event
Blackburn offers a variety of opportunities for you to get to know the campus community. You won’t want to miss our special admitted student day we host each spring, and you’ll definitely want to join us during one of the new student orientation opportunities throughout the summer. We also offer open houses during the fall and spring semesters.