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New Student Checklist

Welcome to Cleary University.  To ensure a successful start at Cleary, we highly encourage you to follow the checklist and complete each task below prior to starting your first semester.  If you have any questions or difficulties, reach out to your Admissions Representative or Academic Advisor as soon as possible.  We are here to help you.

New Student Checklist for
Summer A 2017
Due Dates
Access to Student Portal and Cleary Email Within 24 hrs of registration
Financial Aid Paperwork Finalized 4/17/2017
Tuition Payment Due 4/24/2017
New Student Orientation Dates
Register for Academic Success Workshop 4/19/2017
Begin Your BAC 1000 or MBA 5000 Course 4/20/2017
BAC Academic Success Workshop 4/20/2017
BAC 1000 Academic Success Workshop Webinar 4/25/2017
MBA 5000 Orientation Webinar 4/25/2017
Spring Courses Begin – First day of semester 5/1/2017

STEP ONE: Logging Into Your Student Portal

The Student Portal contains information concerning your registration, financial aid, and tuition statement. It is important you check the Student Portal to make sure your registration is accurate and to review your tuition statement.   Student Portal Login InstructionsSTEP ONE: Logging into Your Student Portal

STEP TWO: Logging Into Your Email

All students are assigned a University email address. It’s the student’s responsibility to be aware of and to read all University correspondence sent to the student’s University e-mail address by Cleary University faculty and administration. Login into Email Instructions

STEP THREE: Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid encourages all students to apply for financial aid even if they think they are not eligible, as assistance is available on a need and non-need basis.  Students should make sure they have completed the online FAFSA application. Student’s can review their financial aid package and review what documents they may be missing in Cleary’s Student Portal.  Contact the Financial Aid office with any questions.

STEP FOUR: Paying Tuition

Once you are registered for classes, you are fully responsible for tuition and fees. Cleary offers students multiple payment options including a 50/50 or Three-Payment plan.  Students may pay their tuition bill using financial aid, cash, check, or charge, (Visa, MC, Discover, and AmEx) Employer Voucher, or Payment Plans.

STEP FIVE: Register for Academic Success Workshop

The Academic Success Workshop is part of New Student Orientation.  The workshop introduces students to Cleary’s online learning environment, how to prepare for class, review academic expectations, and research resources and tools.  Select the Academic Success Workshop designed for you and register to attend.

STEP SIX: Ordering Textbooks

Books may be ordered from the Cleary University Bookstore provider, MBS Direct, or any other provider of your choice. To access the University online bookstore for purchase:
The MBS customer contact center is open 24/7, ready to take your order or answer your questions. Call them at 800.3250.3252 or email them at

STEP SEVEN: New Student Orientation

Orientation is designed for new students and students returning during the 2017 Spring semester.  As part of orientation, students are required to complete the BAC 1000 Foundations in Undergraduate Studies course and attend an Academic Success Workshop.  Students will access the BAC 1000 or MBA 5000 by logging into Moodle, Cleary’s online course management system.

Technical Support

For students having difficulty with their login, password, or technical issues, please email

Additional Resources

Students are encouraged to reach out to their admissions representative, academic advisor, or instructor for assistance.


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