New Student Checklist


Getting Ready!

Congratulations on becoming a Barry Buccaneer! All undergraduate freshmen and transfer students must complete the New Student Checklist prior to attending New Student Orientation.

1. Academic Advising and Registration

  • Meet with your Advisor to create your educational plan and select your first-semester class schedule. Class registration for the summer and fall semesters begins on March 16th. New students need to make an appointment with their academic advisor to select their classes. It is best to register for classes prior to August Orientation. In order to set up your class schedule, you must have made your enrollment deposit. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by logging onto your myBarry dashboard.

  • If you require a placement test, that must be completed before you register for classes. For more information, to access study guides, or to schedule your test appointment, visit the Placement Testing website.

  • Ask your advisor to add the one-credit First Year Experience Seminar (ORI 100) to your class schedule during your first semester. ORI 100 helps new students transition to college both academically and socially. Most students who take the First Year Experience seminar are more successful and have higher GPAs.

2. All new students are required to complete each of the following:

    • Complete your FAFSA early to get the most access to financial aid.
    • Schedule a virtual meeting with a Financial Aid counselor if you have any questions.
    • Barry University offers various forms of payment online, in-person, by phone, and by mail. Consider signing up for a Payment Plan to pay your tuition and fees in installments.
  • All new students must submit health records online prior to New Student Orientation. Required immunizations include MMR, Hepatitis B, MCV4, and TDAP. Barry University also highly recommends the COVID-19 for all students, faculty, staff. View Health Requirements.

  • Your Barry University student ID is used to access various campus resources and services as well as check in to campus events. It is important that all students keep their student ID with them at all times while on campus. Request your student ID over the summer to receive it in the mail until August 6th. IDs requested after August 6th will be available for pick up in person at New Student Orientation check-in.

3.Students must complete these if any of the categories below are applicable:

  • The on-campus residential community offers an environment that can contribute not only to academic achievement, but to social, recreational, and spiritual development as well. Housing and Residence Life is committed to providing opportunities that contribute to your learning and development as well as further enhancing your university experience. Students interested in on-campus housing are asked to submit the housing application early when room preferences and roommate selection options are most available.

  • Students who would like to use their own health insurance have the option to waive the university health coverage fee. The waiver becomes available only after you are registered for your first semester classes and requires you to upload a copy of your insurance card.

  • All commuters and resident students that plan to park a car on campus must apply for a free parking permit. The permit decal must be properly displayed on the registered vehicles at all times. Student can park in designated spaces only.

  • Barry University is proud to assist all military affiliated students who wish to utilize their education benefits. Our Veteran Affairs’ School Certifying Officials serve as liaisons between the student and Veterans Administration.

  • If you have a documented disability, IEP, or 504 plan, we invite you to contact the Office of Accessibility Services at or by phone at 305-899-3489 with any questions. Students can submit an Accommodations Request form or learn more on the Accessibility Services webpage.

  • Have you been issued your BarryU I-20? Have you been issued a student visa (F-1 Visas for degree seeking student, J-1 Visa for exchange visitors)? You must check in with International Student Services to be able to register for classes.

    For international student resources, please visit Study in the States page at For more information or assistance, contact or at 305-899-3082.

  • If you haven’t submitted your final application documents or transcripts, you can do so by emailing You can also drop off hard copies in-person to Enrollment Services in Kelley House on the Miami Shores campus.

4. RSVP for New Student Orientation on the myBarry dashboard

  • At Orientation, all resident and commuter students will be officially welcomed to the campus community by the university President, Dr. Mike Allen, as well as faculty, staff, and student leaders. New students will participate in university traditions, such as Investiture, as well as experience interactive academic and social activities designed to facilitate the transition to college life.

We look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime, please contact us at if you have any questions.

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