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Congratulations on your acceptance to DigiPen Institute of Technology! From the minute you submit your application to the moment you arrive at your first class, your future as a new Dragon is continuously being shaped. There’s a lot to prepare before you’re fully immersed, but don’t fret! We’ll guide you through each phase of the process and keep you informed on your next steps to enrollment and beyond.

Still waiting to be accepted?

Expect a decision within two to four weeks for undergraduate applications or four to six weeks for graduate applications.

As with all DigiPen announcements, keep an eye on your email for the latest updates. You can also pinpoint your place in the process by following along our timeline for incoming students.

How to Enroll

After applying to DigiPen and getting accepted, the enrollment process will begin. Enrollment involves completing several required steps to prepare you for class registration.

To officially enroll at DigiPen, the following four requirements must be completed. Most of these requirements can be submitted via your application portal. If you need additional information, check your email for detailed instructions.

  • Confirm your intention to attend through the Decision Reply Form.
  • Complete your Online Learning Readiness Self-Check.
  • Sign your Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) through a DocuSign email.
  • Pay your $150 enrollment fee.

Financial aid is an important resource for all incoming students, no matter where you are in the admissions process. The sooner you take advantage of our various financial aid opportunities, the more options you’ll have.

Once You’re Enrolled

As soon as we approve all four of your enrollment requirements, an email will be sent confirming your enrollment. Although class registration is the next major step on your to-do list, enrollment opens new opportunities that all incoming students should consider.

Both housing and financial aid include separate deadlines, so be sure to take note of important dates as you explore both options.

  • Housing

    DigiPen Housing and Residence Life is open to all enrolled students interested in unique living accommodations alongside other students.

  • Financial Aid

    Filling out your FAFSA and other forms of financial aid can be done before you apply to DigiPen or any time during the admissions process. If you haven’t started making the most of financial aid, there is still time! The sooner you start, the more financial aid you’ll have access to.

Class Registration

Map out your journey as an incoming student by registering for classes! Enrolled first-year students will gain access to course registration for the Fall 2024 semester in June. Registration instructions will be sent via email, and you can prepare by making use of our course planning resources.

Transcript Requirements

Official transcripts are required before enrolled students can sign up for courses. If you submitted unofficial or incomplete transcripts during the application process, you’ll need to request official transcripts from all schools you attended, including any school you graduated from while you applied. These can be mailed directly to DigiPen or sent through pre-approved digital courier services. For additional information, reach out to your Admissions counselor.

Important Deadlines

Stay on top of class registration and be aware of upcoming dates. For Fall 2024:

  • Registration Opens - June 3
  • Classes Begin - September 3
  • Registration Closes - September 8
  • Managing CSS and Using Colleague Self-Service

    Colleague Self-Service (CSS) is your online hub for all your academic and financial needs, including class registration. Our CSS walkthrough guides you through activating your account, signing in for the first time, and enabling Two-Factor Authentication. CSS credentials are emailed to students within a week after being accepted to DigiPen.

  • What is FERPA?

    Understand your privacy rights as a student and learn more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

  • Transfer Credits

    Are you transferring from another college or looking to have credits transferred? Learn more by reading through our policies and requirements.

New Student Preparation

Accepted? Check. Enrolled? Confirmed. Registered for classes? Completed.

Your time as a full-fledged Dragon is near! Let’s take care of a few final tasks, including signing up for New Student Orientation, to get you fully prepared for the upcoming semester.

  • New Student Orientation

    What better way to experience DigiPen and our passionate community than through a proper first introduction? This required event brings together the newest cohort on campus to learn from program directors and meet faculty. New Student Orientation is slated for August for students starting in the fall semester and January for students starting in the spring semester. Be sure to sign up as soon as registration is available!

  • Student Badge Photo

    Upload a photo for your shiny new ID badge by heading over to your application portal and accessing the Student ID Badge Photo Submission Form.

  • Required Course Materials

    View our required materials list for current academic courses, including textbooks, equipment, software, and services.

  • Computer Requirements

    All incoming students are required to provide their own laptop computers. Get the rundown of system requirements and other features your computer should support.

  • Incoming Student Supplies

    Depending on your degree program, some classes may require additional supplies.

  • Disability Support Services (DSS)

    DigiPen’s DSS Office helps to provide equal access to all its facilities and academic programs. See our list of accommodations and policies for DigiPen programs, such as video captioning and IT guidelines.

  • DigiPen Digital Swag

    As an incoming student, we hope you’re proud to be a DigiPen Dragon. Decorate your digital space with a collection of DigiPen-themed backgrounds and images.

  • DigiPen Dispatch

    Friends and family members can stay in the know through the DigiPen Dispatch. Sign up today for monthly newsletters about student life and campus events.

For International Students

A few additional steps must be taken by international students prior to arriving at DigiPen for the first time. Visa applications, SEVIS fees, and travel arrangements all need to be addressed well in advance. We have put together several pages of helpful advice for navigating these topics.