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Freshman Advising

Key Dates for incoming Fall 2018 freshman advising and registration

Mid February Initial mailing to accepted Freshmen (see bottom of page for pdfs)
Mid May Letter to accepted students to be sent along with information about how to meet General Education Requirements and competencies by testing.
Early June Freshman Questionnaire sent by email--mandatory for all Freshmen prior to registering
End of June Registration packets to be mailed - including instructions, a Course Guide booklet and registration materials that will list all the courses open to freshmen for the fall 2018 semester.  Based on these materials and your test scores, you will choose the courses you wish to take.
July 9 Registration begins online: Details in end-of-June mailing.
Aug 24 2018 Orientation and advising sessions-
Aug. 28, 2018 Students able to make additional changes to their schedules.
Aug 29, 2018                       Classes begin.

Transfer Credit by Testing Information

Please click here (PDF) for information on receiving transfer credit by testing. For additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@wheaton.edu or 630.752.5045.

Christ at the Core General Education Requirements

Here is a PDF of the general education requirements for the Christ at the Core curriculum for students entering Wheaton in the fall of 2017. A 2018-2019 update will be posted in March.

Academic Orientation Video

Registration packets will be mailed to all incoming freshmen in late June. Watch this video for helpful information regarding academic policies prior to receiving your packet and completing your registration. There is a lot of detailed information here so refer to this as needed.


How to Register


Information about dual enrollment

In general terms, most introductory dual enrollment courses taken for college credit will transfer, with the exception of Wellness/Fitness for Life/Sport Activity, College Algebra/Trigonometry/music lessons and vocational courses. All credits accepted for transfer will still go toward the total hours needed to graduate, even if not meeting a specific requirement. Wheaton College has a transfer cap of 40 hours earned from all sources (AP, IB, SAT II, Dual Enrollment, etc.) earned prior to high school graduation. A maximum of 4 categories in the Thematic Core can be met by transfer credit.

Can parents have access to their son or daughter's grades or other information online?

Yes, after August 1, Banner Proxy allows students to authorize parent access to specific academic, student account and/or financial aid information.  The student completes the Banner Proxy information in their Wheaton portal and the parent is sent an e-mail with information on how to set-up their own log-in information to view what has been authorized by the student. Current Wheaton students have been sent an email detailing how to set up access (a two-minute process).

Click Parent Instructions for Banner Proxy for detailed parent instructions (PDF).

Banner Proxy Parent Login Page

Students: Click here for instructions on how to set up Proxy Access for your parents (PDF).

February Mailing

Freshman Registration Packet

Information for 2018 will be mailed to ALL incoming freshmen at the end of June. Students with addresses overseas will receive the materials by email. Below are the mailings for 2017 for reference purposes.

Music Conservatory Freshmen

Information will be mailed to all incoming freshman music Conservatory students at the beginning of July. These were the documents mailed to students for this past year. Information for Fall 2018 will be posted as available: