Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Deposited Students

Congratulations on making Cornerstone University your new home! This is your spot for all of your next steps leading up to your arrival to campus, including exclusive events for incoming students.

The general student enrollment paperwork packet is now available for download. Reference this as a guide to answer many of your questions and keep you on track for meeting enrollment paperwork deadlines.

New Student Checklist and Summer Timeline

All items should be completed by Arrival Day unless stated differently. Below is a quick timeline of summer deadlines and events for incoming students. Please refer to this page or contact Admissions with any questions.

  • July 1 | Paperwork Deadline 1
  • Mid-July | Class Schedules & Fall Tuition Bills Mailed
  • Aug. 12 | Athlete arrivals begin—Please Note: Move-in dates are different for each sport.
  • Aug. 15 | Paperwork Deadline 2
  • Aug. 17 | Pathway program Arrival Day
  • Aug. 18 & 19 | New Student Arrival Days
  • Various Dates | Tuition and Room & Board Payment Due—Students must pay their bill in full, or have a payment plan set up by Move-in Day (residential students, varies if playing in a fall varsity sport) or the first day of classes (commuters).

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Paperwork Deadline 1: July 1, 2020

Registration Paperwork

Fall registration cannot be finalized without copies of the following items:

  • Pre-Registration Form
  • Final High School Transcript
  • Final College Transcript
  • AP or CLEP Scores

Please Note: All final transcripts must be sent from the institution in a sealed envelope, while all AP and CLEP scores must be sent through College Board.

Health Services Paperwork

Complete and return your health forms by July 1. The forms included within your health services paperwork are listed below.

  • Medical History Form
  • Immunization History Form
  • TB Self-Screening Tool
  • Authorization to Treat Form
  • New student-athletes must also complete the additional forms below. In order to access the following forms you must register on SWOL. Directions can be found here. These forms must be returned to the Athletic Office: Annual Health Physical, Proof of Primary Insurance, Medical Insurance Protocol and New Incoming Student-Athlete Health History.

Health Forms

Please Note: Completing these forms may require you to schedule a doctor’s appointment.

Items should be mailed to Cornerstone University:

ATTN: TUG Admissions Office
Cornerstone University
1001 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Paperwork Deadline 2: Aug. 15, 2020

Students must finalize their admissions and financial aid files by submitting the below documents by Aug. 15.

Financial Aid & Student Services Paperwork

Log in to your Cornerstone email account and complete required financial aid forms. This includes:

Verification Worksheets (if applicable)

Master Promissory Note (if accepting student loans)

Entrance Counseling (if accepting student loans)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Release Form

Student Financial Agreement Form

Release of All Claims

Pay your tuition statement or set up a payment plan.

New Student Arrival Days and Welcome Week

As a new student, you are required to attend New Student Arrival Days. Welcome Week begins Aug. 18 and the first day of Terra Firma will begin Aug. 19. Student-athletes participating in fall sports may have an earlier arrival day. All athletes are still required to participate in the Arrival Day activities.

Various student arrival days are scheduled to accommodate early fall sports teams and other programs.

  • Aug. 12 | Men’s/women’s varsity soccer
  • Aug. 14 | Men’s/women’s cross country
  • Aug. 17 | Pathway program
  • Aug. 18 & 19 | Arrival Days for all remaining students

Move-In Schedules

Arrival days on Aug. 18 and 19 will be structured to host two different arrival groups each day. To determine which group you will be part of, please refer to your housing assignment (sent to your Cornerstone email address). Commuter students will move in on Aug. 19 (Group B).

On each arrival day, all new students and each accompanying guest will be asked to complete a health screening form at check-in. We ask that all accompanying guests be immediate family members only.

Due to our efforts to adhere to state and local physical distancing guidelines, students must follow assigned move-in times.

Tuesday, Aug. 18 | Group A

This group includes: all Cook Hall residents, Keithley Hall (odd-numbered rooms) and Pickitt Hall (odd-numbered rooms).

Time Session Location
8-10 a.m. Check-in & Move-in Hansen Athletic Center, Residence Halls
10-11 a.m. Parent session, Resource fair & Student mixer Various campus locations
11-11:45 a.m. Dedication Christ Chapel
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch & Student send-off Christ Chapel

Tuesday, Aug. 18 | Group B

This group includes: Keithley Hall (even-numbered rooms) and Pickitt Hall (even-numbered rooms).

Time Session Location
1-3 p.m. Check-in & Movie-in Hansen Athletic Center, Residence Halls
3-4 p.m. Parent session, Resource fair & Student mixer Various campus locations
4-4:45 p.m. Dedication Christ Chapel
5-6 p.m. Dinner & Student send-off Christ Chapel

Wednesday, Aug. 19 | Group A

This group includes: all Crawford and Central Hall residents, Van Osdel Hall (odd-numbered rooms) and Quincer Hall (odd-numbered rooms).

Time Session Location
8-10 a.m. Check-in & Move-in Hansen Athletic Center, Residence Halls
10-11 a.m. Parent session, Resource fair & Student mixer Various campus locations
11-11:45 a.m. Dedication Christ Chapel
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch & Student send-off Christ Chapel

Wednesday, Aug. 19 | Group B

This group includes: all commuter students, Van Osdel Hall (even-numbered rooms) and Quincer Hall (even-numbered rooms).

Time Session Location
1-3 p.m. Check-in & Movie-in Hansen Athletic Center, Residence Halls
3-4 p.m. Parent session, Resource fair & Student mixer Various campus locations
4-4:45 p.m. Dedication Christ Chapel
5-6 p.m. Dinner & Student send-off Christ Chapel

On-Campus Student Employment

Students can browse, search and apply for on-campus employment opportunities through Handshake. If you have been accepted to Cornerstone and submitted your enrollment deposit, you can access Handshake using your CU student username and password.

Once you have accepted an on-campus job, you will need to complete the following steps to finalize your employment:

  • Sign all required Human Resources documents and return them to HR.
  • Bring unexpired, original ID to present to HR. One form of ID that qualifies is a valid US passport. Another option is to bring both a driver’s license and a social security card. If you are not a US citizen or need other options, please contact HR.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.