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Bookmark this page to help you complete all of the necessary steps to becoming an Abbey Crusader!

If you haven’t been to our campus yet, your very first step is to join us for Crusader Preview Day and see what the Abbey is all about. Then, in the summer, join us for one of our Crusader Prep Days, where you get the details worked out, meet key Abbey personnel, get your student ID, get your class schedule and get ready to join the Crusader community!

As an accepted student ready to enroll, PLEASE keep an eye on your PERSONAL email account as we will communicate all-important enrollment-related processes via email to your personal email address over the spring and summer months.

The Basics

You received your acceptance letter and now you’re ready to begin your journey to being a Crusader!

Outlined below is a summary of all the steps you need to take to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible. Complete each of these steps as soon as you can!

Even after you have been accepted, your space at Belmont Abbey College is not reserved until we receive your deposit. If you haven’t made your deposit click the link below and do it today!

Pay Deposit »

Incoming residential students will choose meal plans and indicate residential preferences on the Housing Application. If you are a NEW student planning to reside on campus, you will receive an email sent to your personal email address about how to complete your housing application.  Please complete this housing application in order to receive a room assignment in June.  This must be completed no later than May 31st if you’d like to use the roommate selection feature.  If you do not complete this by May 31st, then we will auto-assign your roommate for you. The Housing Application will be sent to your email after your deposit is received.


  • Poellath and O’Connell Halls – where all incoming first-year students will live – (double room): $5,996 per year ($2,998 per semester)
  • Raphael Arthur Hall (single room): $7,486 per year ($3,743 per semester)
  • Cuthbert Allen Apartments: $7,486 per year ($3,743 per semester)
  • St. Benedict and St. Scholastica Halls: $7,486 per year ($3,743 per semester)
  • New Hall 2021 (double room): $8,182 per year ($4,091 per semester)
  • New Hall 2023 (hall style, double room): $8,768 per year ($4,384 per semester)
  • New Hall 2023 (suite style, double room): $10,448 per year ($5,224 per semester)

Assignment of new students is made according to deposit date once this application has been processed. Returning students are assigned in order of completed academic hours. Once the Upperclassmen halls are full, the remaining students will be housed in O’Connell or Poellath Halls. Click here for more information about Residence Halls.


Resident students must purchase one of these two meal plans. These plans must be purchased through the Business Office not through the campus dining service. Additional meal plan options, such as additional Flex dollars, can be purchased through the campus dining service.

  • Basic Meal Plan – $4,886 per year ($2,443 per semester, plus tax), includes 14 meals per week w/ $200 Flex dollars
  • Unlimited Meal Plan – $5,116 per year ($2,558 per semester, plus tax), includes unlimited meals per week w/ $100 Flex dollars

Flex dollars may be used in the campus coffee shop and grill, Holy Grounds. If you run short on Flex dollars, you can add more throughout the semester. Residential students can choose their own meal plan in MyHousing and change it anytime before the end of drop/add. Click here for more information about Meal Plans.

New Tax Requirement

The North Carolina Tax Simplification and Reduction Act (Session Law 2013-316) was passed on August 23, 2013, which, in part, repealed the exemption on sales tax for prepared food and food served to students at institutions of higher education. Our college is required to assess, collect, and remit this sales tax to the state of North Carolina. If you are a residential student you will see this additional line item on your statement, to accommodate for sales tax due. The official North Carolina Department of Revenue publication can be viewed here (applicable section is Part III, Effective January 1, 2014, “Food and Prepared Food Served at Institutions of Higher Education”).

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and make sure you’re getting all the support you deserve! Financial Aid information and applications are available from the Financial Aid office by clicking below.

Financial Aid »

Submit Official Documents

Now that you’re committed to attending the Abbey, complete these steps to start connecting with your future community. Complete these steps before coming to campus.

Incoming students must complete a registration questionnaire for class placement. After you submit your deposit you will receive this questionnaire via email.

After high school graduation or completion of your current semester of college, ask your school to send a copy of your official academic transcript.

Send transcripts to:
Belmont Abbey College
Office of Admissions
100 Belmont Mt Holly Rd
Belmont, NC 28012

New students (Freshmen and transfer students) must submit their immunization records and complete a Student Medical History prior to move-in. Information regarding these documents will be sent to each new student from the Admissions office via their new Abbey email.

See more information on our Wellness Center page.

Medical Insurance

Each student must have medical insurance, either through a private insurance company plan or the insurance package offered through the College. Information regarding the school’s medical insurance with information on how to waive the insurance will be sent during the summer months from Student Financial Services. Click here to find a brochure with coverage information, waiver form if you choose not to keep the school’s insurance and a claim form.

All students are billed every year on their fall tuition bill for the school health insurance. There will be a charge of $390.00 on your fall bill. To waive the school insurance click here.

All international students are required to keep the school-offered medical insurance.

For non-international students, in order to waive the school insurance, you will need to complete an on-line waiver each year and show evidence of coverage by a private policy. You will be required to submit proof of insurance according to the directions from Student Financial Services. You are also agreeing to the financial commitment should your private insurance not cover services in this area.

Tuition Insurance

Tuition insurance is billed every year on the fall tuition bill for both residential and commuter students.  Information regarding the school’s medical insurance with information on how to waive the insurance will be sent during the summer months from Student Financial Services.

To waive your tuition insurance: Dewar Tuition Insurance Waiver »

Final Steps

In the summer, join us for one of our Crusader Prep Days, where you get the details worked out, meet key Abbey personnel and get ready to join the Crusader community! You’ll also get your ID, pick up your class schedule, meet your classmates and if necessary finalize your enrollment.

Crusader Prep Days »

Belmont Abbey College administers tests to assess an individual’s college readiness and placement in certain courses. Such tests are intended to assist advisors in selecting courses and designing an academic program in which the student will most likely be successful. However, students may qualify for a placement test waiver in one or both subjects in one of the following ways:

  • Official SAT or official ACT scores in Math and English
  • College transcripts indicating enrollment in a college-level English and/or a college-level math course
  • AP Scores of 3 or higher in College Algebra or Statistics
  • AP Scores of 5 or higher in English Language or English Literature

Students who do not meet the criteria noted above and need to take the placement test may do so by:

  1. Reaching out to Hannah Ogburn,, to take the test at Belmont Abbey College.
  2. Students who reside in North Carolina may request a voucher and set up an appointment with their local community college to take the test.
  3. *Requesting a voucher from Belmont Abbey College and registering with Examity® to take the test. Please note that there is a fee of $25.00 associated with this option. There are certain guidelines and technology requirements that must be in order to be able to use the Examity service. For more information about the requirements and about Examity, please visit the Examity Website here.

*Choosing to test virtually is done at the discretion of the student. If there is a misadministration or if the test is terminated for any reason, the student is still responsible for taking the placement test another way.

Placement tests must be taken prior to June 1st to ensure results are received in time for course registration.

Students are strongly encouraged to utilize Accuplacer’s practice test site prior to taking the actual test. The College Board offers many free practice tools and resources designed to facilitate successful completion of tests.

You can order your books online and pick them up for free once you get here! You can either choose to either buy or rent, new or used

Order Your Books Here »

Housing Reveal is July 12, 2024.

Move-in Day for new residential students will be Friday, August 16, 2024.

All information about Residence Life is available on these pages. Please take time to read all information before you pack to move into your dorm.

Important Information »
FAQs »
Residence Halls »

Orientation is mandatory for all new students. Orientation will take place August 16- 18, 2024.

100 Belmont Mount Holly Rd.
Belmont, NC 28012