First-Year Student Advising
Key Dates for incoming Fall 2020 first-year student advising and registration
|Mid-Feb. 2020||Initial mailing to accepted first-year students.|
|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||First-Year Student Questionnaire sent by email - mandatory for all first-year students 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 first-year students for the Fall 2020 semester. Based on these materials and your test scores, you will choose the courses you wish to take.|
|July||Online Registration for Fall 2020 term. Details in end-of-June mailing.|
Transfer Credit by Testing Information
See Advanced Credit by Testing (PDF) for information on receiving transfer credit by testing. For additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 630.752.5045.
See International Baccalaureate Transfer Sheet (PDF) for information on how credits transfer for students receiving an International Baccalaureate.
Christ at the Core General Education Requirements
See the Christ at the Core (CATC) Gen Ed Checklist (PDF) for a checklist of the general education requirements for the Christ at the Core curriculum for students entering Wheaton in the fall of 2020.
Academic Orientation Video
Registration packets will be mailed to all incoming first-year students 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 Video
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.) prior to high school graduation. A maximum of 4 categories in the Thematic Core can be met by transfer credit. Transfer credit will not be accepted for any Shared Core requirements.
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.
Click Parent Instructions for Banner Proxy for detailed parent instructions (PDF).
Students: Click Banner Proxy Access-Student Instructions for instructions on how to set up Proxy Access for your parents (PDF).
Mailings for 2019
- Letter to Accepted First-Year Students (PDF)
- Advanced Credit by Testing (PDF)
- Passing the Four Core Competencies (PDF)
First-Year Student Registration Packet for 2019
Information for 2019 was mailed to ALL incoming first-year students at the end of June. Students with addresses overseas receive the materials by email.
- Registration Letter (PDF)
- E Z Guide (PDF) Step-by-step registration instructions.
- Course Guide (PDF) Helpful overview of general education requirements and offered academic programs.
- FYS (First-Year Seminar) Course Descriptions (PDF) Also known as CORE 101 courses, required for first-year students.
- First-Year Student Course Schedule 2019 (PDF) Courses that first-year students may enroll in.
- Sample Schedule (PDF)
- Blank Class Periods (PDF)
- FAQs 2019 (PDF) (PDF)
- Checklist 2019 (PDF)
Music Major First-Year Students - 2019
Information was mailed to all incoming first-year music major students at the beginning of July.