High School Students

How do I apply for college?

We’ve simplified the college admissions process with this step-by-step checklist.

For information on taking college courses through Morningside College while still enrolled in high school click here.

High school senior admissions checklist

1. Apply

This one is pretty obvious. Complete your Morningside application on paper or online, and submit your ACT or SAT scores. Bonus: There is no fee to apply.

2. Apply for financial aid

Complete your FAFSA and receive your financial aid package.

3. Put down your enrollment deposit

Pay the $100 enrollment deposit via check or credit card, via snail mail, online, or phone at 800-831-0806.

4. Complete your housing forms

If you haven’t received your housing forms yet, contact your admissions counselor. If you don’t have an admissions counselor yet, get one.

5. Make your tech selection

Let us know if you would prefer to run Windows or Mac OS on the laptop you receive from us. You will be able to do this once your Enrollment Deposit has been paid.

6. Complete your health form

Complete and return your Student Health Form.

7. Send us your final transcripts

You can submit your transcript via mail or Docufide or the National Transcript Center. Also, please send us any AP scores or college course transcripts. Mail them to:

Morningside College
Admissions Office
1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA  51106

Transcript request form

8. Attend a Summer Enrollment Event

Sign up for a Summer Enrollment session or contact your admissions counselor with any questions.

9. Particpate in Freshman Orientation

Click here for the 2018 Freshman Orientation Schedule.

Are you an athlete? Be sure to:

  • Register through the NAIA Eligibility Center.
  • Fill out the Athletic Training Department forms.


Give us a call at 800-831-0806 or simply fill out our online contact form.