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Spring 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 before enrolling:

  • An advance deposit of $300, along with the enrollment confirmation form, is due by the date indicated on your acceptance letter. 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. Upon enrollment, the deposit will be credited to your tuition.
  • 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

Set up your NetID account, which is needed for receiving your financial aid award and other information, and activate your Wheaton email address.

     Academic and Institutional Technology

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 your myWheaton account. Roommate requests are honored until December 10th, if space is available.

  Residence Life

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


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.

December 1  

Submit your Wheaton Financial Aid Application and FAFSA in order to receive priority processing. You may check the status of your application by logging into your myWheaton account.

  Financial Aid
After completing Financial Aid Application  

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 your myWheaton account.

Date indicated in acceptance letter  

Submit your online enrollment confirmation form and $300 deposit to the Admissions Office if you plan to attend Wheaton. Visit wheaton.edu/decision to confirm your enrollment online. (Due by the date indicated in your acceptance letter.)  Enrollment deposits from non-U.S. banks: Please contact our office for information about paying your enrollment deposit from a non-U.S. bank. 


Receive an email regarding entrance medical requirements and deadlines. If necessary, schedule a physical exam with your doctor.

  Student Health Services

Receive information about the required January 11-13 new student orientation.

  Student Activities

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


Receive information about registering for classes.


Receive your housing and roommate assignment, which will be emailed to your Wheaton Portal account.


Submit a digital photo for your student ID through the housing survey.

  Public Safety
After registering for classes  

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

  Student Accounts
January 1  

Priority date (for aid to disburse by the beginning of the semester): Submit Financial aid award response online through your Wheaton Portal account.


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).


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.


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

January 11  

Residence halls open for new students

January 11-13  

New Student Orientation for spring transfers

January 14  

Spring semester classes begin 

January 17  

Deadline to submit your medical records (including  medical history, physical and immunizations form) to Student Health Services—$100 fee and registration hold assessed for incomplete records.

  Student Health Services