Fall 2018 Admitted Student Checklist

Welcome to Wheaton! The days and months ahead are sure to be filled with new beginnings as you enter life at Wheaton. In order to make your transition to “Wheaton student” as smooth as possible, we need to make sure you submit all of the necessary information before coming to campus in the fall.

If you plan to enroll at Wheaton, you need to submit the following required items:

  • Confirm your enrollmentAn advance deposit of $300 is due by May 1 or the date indicated on your acceptance letter (whichever is later). Since the deposit reserves your place, your acceptance may be canceled if we do not receive it by the due date. The deposit is non-refundable after May 1. Upon enrollment, the deposit will be credited to your tuition.
  • A final high school transcript (new first-year students only) showing final class rank, grades for your senior year, and the date of graduation. All coursework must be completed satisfactorily. The transcript must have an approved seal and/or signature and come directly from your school. Please be sure to request this before you graduate since some school offices close for the summer.
  • final college transcript if you are enrolled in any college courses. All coursework must be completed satisfactorily.

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid and housing before they submit their deposit and enrollment confirmation form.

Date Due    Material   Office
Ongoing  

Create your NetID account, which gives you access to the Wheaton Portal and official @my.wheaton.edu address.

    Academic and Institutional Technology
Ongoing  

Sign up for housing. Information is mailed out within one month of acceptance. Requests are given priority by the date and time they are submitted to the Residence Life Office through the Wheaton Portal account; roommate requests are honored until June 1. You are encouraged to sign up for housing even if you have not yet finalized your college enrollment decision.

  Residence Life
Ongoing  

Review the  Wheaton College Community Covenant as you prepare to join our campus community.

  Admissions
Ongoing  

Review the  General Education Testing information to see what general education requirements may be waived and how many college credit hours will be granted for AP, IB, SAT Subject, SAT, and ACT exam scores.

  Registrar
Ongoing  

Set a foundation for your Wheaton College experience: an Introductory course in Spiritual Formation' that is proven to enhance your transition. Register for Wheaton Passage.

  HoneyRock

First-years: 
January 15

Transfers: 
March 1

 

Submit your FAFSA in order to receive priority processing. You may check the status of your application by logging into the Wheaton Portal.

  Student Financial Services
Beginning January  

Students who have applied for financial aid will receive a letter and email, inviting them to electronically review and accept the aid offered. Since awards cannot be prepared until all required documents are received, you can check for outstanding requirements by logging into the Wheaton Portal.

  Student Financial Services 
May 1                                                                                                 

Return your enrollment confirmation form and $300 deposit to the Admissions Office if you plan to attend Wheaton. You may submit the paper form sent in the mail or confirm your enrollment online. (Due by May 1st or the date indicated in your acceptance letter, whichever is later.)  Enrollment deposits from non-U.S. banks: Please contact our office for information about paying your enrollment deposit from a non-U.S. bank.                                                

  Admissions
Mid-May  

Receive competency and course placement testing information. If applicable, sign up to take the Wheaton foreign language placement exam online.

  Registrar 
Mid-May  

Receive emails regarding entrance medical requirements and deadlines at your @mywheaton.edu email account. If necessary, schedule a physical exam with your doctor.

  Student Health Services
June  

Receive information about the required August 24-28 new student orientation. A fee will be added to each student's account.

  Student Activities
June  

New First-years: Submit a final high school transcript showing final class rank (if available), grades for your senior year, and the date of graduation. All coursework must be completed satisfactorily. The transcript must have an approved seal and/or signature and come directly from your school. Please be sure to request this before you graduate since some school offices close for the summer.

  Admissions
June  

Submit a final college transcript if you are enrolled in any college courses. All coursework must be completed satisfactorily.

  Admissions
June  

Review that you have health insurance in the Wheaton area, or purchase health insurance before coming to Wheaton. It is required for travel abroad and varsity athletes. F1 Visa students are automatically enrolled. Learn more about recommended coverage.

   
Late June  

Receive your class registration details (first-years only).

  Registrar 
July 1  

Priority date: Financial aid award response forms - submitted through the Wheaton Portal.

  Student Financial Services 
July 1   Complete the Freshman Registration Questionnaire   Registrar
Early July  

Receive your fall semester bill. If applicable, sign up for the Wheaton Installment Program. Information about your student account is also available through the Wheaton Portal.

  Student Accounts
July 10-28   Online Class Registration    
Mid-July  

Receive your housing and roommate assignment, which will be emailed to your @my.wheaton.edu email account.

  Residence Life 
July 6  

Deadline to submit your medical records (including  medical history, physical and immunizations form and tuberculosis screening) to Student Health Services if you were accepted before June 30 or if you are going on Wheaton Passage —$100 fee and registration hold assessed for incomplete records.

   
Late July  

New students will be notified via email when their registration has been processed. You may view your schedule online by logging into the Wheaton Portal.

  Athletics 
August  

If you plan to work on or off campus in any capacity, please check online for a list of approved documentation to bring to campus. The correct documents are required in order to be employed in the United States.

   
August  

Check the  Academic Calendar before making any travel plans during the school year so you do not miss any classes or exams.

   
August  

Submit a digital photo for your student ID by email to Public Safety.

  Public Safety
August  

Wondering what to pack? Check the orientation website for a list of things to bring to campus (plus a list of what not to bring).

  Student Activities 
August  

HoneyRock's Wheaton Passage program for freshmen and transfers begins

  HoneyRock
August 23  

Early arrival students (Wheaton Passage participants, music majors, MKs, TCKs, and International Students) move into residence halls.

  HoneyRock
August 24  

Residence halls open for all new students.

   
August 23-28  

New Student Orientation for freshmen and transfers

   
August 24  

Passport to Wheaton orientation sessions for TCKs, MKs, and International students

   
August 29  

Fall semester classes begin