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New Student Checklist

Here is a useful checklist of important tasks to perform and key dates for events from now until the end of the Registration period.  Adjustments will be made to the checklist as new dates are confirmed.


  • Accept your offer and return all required supporting documents
  • Arrange your accommodation in Barbados, if relevant
  • Register for Airport Meet and Greet, if relevant
  • Finalize your financial arrangements
  • Register for Disability Services (students with documented disabilities)
  • Review the Student Academic Skills and Success Hub

  • Complete the self-paced Online Orientation (July 18 – August 25)
  • Submit Student Visa Forms and supporting documents
  • Submit Outstanding Qualifications
  • Download the Campus App

  • Sign up for a Registration Buddy (August 8 – September 3)
  • Attend:
    • Live Orientation Forum - Undergraduates (Online, August 26)
    • Postgraduate Orientation (Online, August 30)
    • Commencement Service (August 28)
    • Matriculation Ceremony (September 2)
    • Faculty Orientation and Registration (August 29 – September 2)
  • Pay your University Fees (Guild Fee, Amenities Fee, Science Fee (FST students), ID Card Fee)
  • Register for courses according to the schedule (August 29 - September 2)
  • Pay your Programme Fees (Economic Cost, Tuition Fees), if not sponsored
  • Submit scholarship documents to Student Accounts, Bursary (Scholarship holders)
  • Download the Campus App if not yet done

  • Ensure course registration is accurate and complete payment of fees (September 2)
  • Confirm the name of your Academic Advisor for engagement during the semester
  •  Attend:
    • Fresher’s Week Activities
    • New Student Information Sessions
  • Make any changes to course registration by the deadline (September 16)
  • Ensure completion of fee payment by the deadline (September 16)
  • Participate in the Scavenger Hunt – Campus App
  • Check your Personal Information in CHOL and update if necessary
  • After Registration, you officially become a full-fledged Blackbird ready to soar through the academic year! Your next step therefore will be to transition to the Current Students Website!

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