Welcome to OneLife

Student Portal

Admissions Process

We can’t wait for you to attend OneLife! Are you ready to “Be All In” with your paperwork? It is important to stay informed as you begin to prepare for your time here at OneLife. That being said, it is important that you check your emails on a regular basis as we will be sending you important information throughout this process. Below you will find a checklist of several steps and forms you will need to complete as a OneLife Student to ensure that you are able to receive college credit and federal aid for your time at OneLife. This list will also include what you need to succeed before you arrive onsite. 

Move In Day:
August 24, 2024
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We Are Here to Help

If you have any questions during this process, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please reach out to OneLife first and then we will connect you with the appropriate academic partner or department.

Charity Smith | Director of Enrollment
Phone: 570.335.8914
Email: csmith@onelifepath.org

Want to set up a specific time to go over your questions? Click here to see Charity’s availability. 

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OneLife Admissions Road Map

Respond to Financial Aid Letter from Cairn's Financial Aid Office

4. CAIRN STUDENTS ONLY: Activate Cairn Email Account

As soon as you are accepted to Cairn, you will receive an email from Cairn with directions and a temporary password to activate the student account. It will also include instructions on enrolling in Cairn’s password reset portal (https://reset.cairn.edu) in order to establish a new, secure password and unlock the account in the future. For further instructions, you can also review Cairn’s full Getting Started with Technology guide.


*Please Note, if you have not received an email to set up your Cairn email, please check your spam/junk mail. Then please email Charity right away if you still have not received this email.

5. CAIRN STUDENTS ONLY: View & Pay First Bill

Bills will be generated in late spring and your official due date for the first semester is August 1st!

OneLife Tuition Billing and Payments are processed through Cairn University.
(Except Non-Credit Students)

Visit Self-Service to access your current account balance, financial aid awards, and set up a payment plan or make your tuition payment. Cairn University uses Nelnet Campus Commerce.  This self-service account will also allow you to access your unofficial Cairn transcripts later. 

Students, in order for your parent(s)/ GUARDIAN(S) to see your bill, you will need to add your parent(s)/guardian(s) to your self-service account (see Step 6 for more details). 

In order for your personal support system to communicate with Cairn about anything specifically your bill you must complete the online FERPA form to be submitted directly to Cairn University.


See Cairn Portal. 

Please be thorough and accurate with this form. Student needs to complete this form, but parents should review it as well. Due March 31st. 

Please email important academic documents (IEPs, ect.) directly to Charity at CSmith@onelifepath.org by June 30, 2024.


9. CAIRN STUDENTS ONLY: Health Insurance

Summer Task Collected Directly through Cairn: All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students will receive an email from Cairn’s insurance processor to their Cairn email account when the insurance website is open. This email will give students a link to the website and the login instructions needed to either waive or enroll in the University student health insurance. 

You will be required to create a username and password to upload your proof of insurance. If you do NOT upload your proof of insurance 

10. Apply for Passport

If you do not have a passport already, you will need to order a passport book. Please ensure the expiration date is after December 1, 2025.

11. Site Specific Requirements


More detailed information on this coming your way soon. Check back for details. 

12. CAIRN STUDENTS ONLY: Final Transcript: To be mailed from High School to OneLife

Cairn University requires proof of graduation via a final high school transcript sent directly from the high school. Please have these sent directly in the mail to Charity Smith at OneLife. 

Final High School Transcript must include:

  • Graduation Date
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Signature and/or Seal from Official High School Administrator
Transcript should be sent after student graduates in a sealed envelop to:
OneLife Institute
Attn: Charity Smith
544 N. Penryn Road
Manheim, PA 17545


When is Move In Day?
Saturday, August 24th!
What is Move In Day?

Historically, students arrive with their parents and/or Guardians early to mid-afternoon. timeframe is assigned by site staff and students arrive in shifts between noon and 4pm. Parents and/or guardians are invited to stay for supper and then typically depart by 7pm with their final goodbyes.

Please note details will be communicated by site director this summer to provide more clarity for families.