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Students Admitted for Fall 2021

Congratulations on your acceptance to Keene State!

When you’re a Keene State student, you explore and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Become an official Keene State Owl by paying your deposit to claim your spot for fall 2021. We understand the uncertainty you may be experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we want to give you more time for your decision. For this reason, you still have time to submit your deposit, but don’t wait – you don’t want to miss your Orientation session.

First year students $425
Transfer students $425
Readmit students $325

Once you pay your deposit, you are officially a part of a college that:

  • Welcomes and supports you and your family.
  • Offers 40+ majors that you can combine to suit your interests.
  • Introduces you to classmates and friends through 70+ student-run organizations, varsity athletic teams, intramural sports, and Greek organizations.
  • Connects you with hundreds of internships, student research projects, and volunteer opportunities in and around Keene to get real-world experience in your chosen major before graduation!

Have questions about if you can wait to pay your fee, or if there is assistance with the fee? Call or email us with your questions, we’re here to help.

What To Do Right Away

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). March 1 is the preferred deadline. Doing this as soon as possible will ensure that you get the most financial aid possible. And, Keene State will give you a $500 grant just for filing your FAFSA. Also, remember, you must file your FAFSA by March 1 every year you are in college.

File your FAFSA here:

Sign up for Admitted Student Day! Admitted Student Days are held in March and April, and there are only a few chances to participate. Admitted Student Day is all for you, and you won’t want to miss it. It’s your chance to get to know campus more, meet other students, and check out ways to get involved, make friends, and learn more about the many classes you have to choose from.

Registration for these events begin December 1, 2020

Set up your Keene State email account as soon as you receive an email from our IT group. Starting in February 2021, you’ll get information about setting up your Keene State email two days after paying your enrollment deposit. This will be sent to you via the email you provided on your application. Once you have set your password, a confirmation email will be sent to you with next steps on accessing your Keene State accounts such as registration for Orientation and your housing application. Be sure to log in, and keep checking regularly as important information and updates will be shared with you and many need you to take steps by a certain date.

More details are here: KSC NetID and Email

What To Do By April

Sign up for Orientation. You should have received information about signing up for Orientation via your Keene State email, which takes place in June. It’s mandatory, and will help you be prepared to start college – so sign up if you haven’t yet!

Start gathering documents that you’ll need to turn in this summer. Next month you’ll need your health forms, final transcripts, and more. See your summer deadlines, below.

This Summer

Put These Important Dates on Your Calendar – If You’ve Missed Any, Now’s the Time to Catch Up!

June 1: Submit your 2021 health forms by this date as a new student or transfer student.

  • Comprehensive Student Health Form
  • Immunization Form
  • Tuberculosis Screening Form
  • Physical Form

Just click here to get started.

June 24: Fill Out Your Housing and Dining Application

Make sure you will fill out your housing application as soon as possible, and no later than June 24. Residential Life and Housing Services staff members have reached out to you on your Keene State email. If you need help or are planning to submit past the deadline, don’t wait, contact the Residential Life Office at 603-358-2339 or

Housing Application

July 1: Log onto MyKSC to look for your tuition bill. (Paper bills will not be mailed.) Payment is due by August 14, 2021.

View Your Bill

July 15: Send us your final high school or college transcript. Reminder to keep those grades up as you finish your school year so that you remain admitted to start in the fall!

Keene State College
229 Main St
Keene, NH 03435

What to Do This August

You’ll find out where you’re living in the fall. Check the mail for your housing assignment!

Be sure to pay your bill by August 13.

Get ready to move into your residence hall on August 25, and begin your classes on August 30!

Contact Admissions

Admissions Office
☎ 603-358-2276
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435