Flexible Learning Resource Guide

We're so pleased you are a part of Wheaton College Graduate School. The information here is designed to help your student transition go as smoothly as possible. If you can't find what you need here, you may always contact graduate.admissions@wheaton.edu.

A Welcome Message from President Philip Ryken

A Welcome Message from Graduate School Dean Scott Moreau






For All Flexible Learning Students

(Domestic and International as Noted)


  • Important Terms Used at Wheaton: 
    • Wheaton Portal is the place to access information and tools such as your my.wheaton.edu email account, Banner Self Service (though which you register for courses, drop and add courses, see your grades, request transcripts and so on), Canvas, access your student account, pay your bills, see academic calendars and resources and more. By logging on to the portal, you are will also be automatically logged into many of the online systems used at Wheaton. 
    • my.wheaton.edu email address. It is Wheaton College policy that students, faculty, and staff are to communicate electronically only via my.wheaton.edu email, Wheaton Portal, and Schoology. Be sure to check these regularly. Before you do anything else, make sure you’ve set up your my.wheaton.edu email account by visiting Account Setup. 
    • Canvas houses your course assignments. Once you register for classes, you will be able to use your normal log in to see your courses in Canvas.
    • Banner is the administrative software database program that powers everything from applications to the Wheaton portal to grading to transcripts after graduation. Virtually every office at Wheaton relies on to enable us to get our jobs done. Banner allows you to do all the things listed in the description of the Wheaton Portal (above).
    • AIT: Academic Instructional Technology: our campus tech people that help with everything tech-related. 
    • ThunderCloud: Wheaton’s cloud-based services for Wheaton student, staff and faculty needs such as printing via the Net, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software, and Box cloud storage. 
  • Register for Classes: Note: you must first be enrolled as a student and have a MyWheaton account to register for classes.
  • Connect with Student Health Services

International Students Only

  • SEVIS Registration: All international students are required to complete the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) registration procedure within 30 days of the current program start date. This is to ensure that the required documents are on file and to comply with the Federal immigration regulations to report necessary information about your status to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  
  • Please contact the Graduate School Designated School Official (DSO) to book an appointment: Cheryl Margason (DSO); Office: BGC 224; e-mail: cheryl.margason@wheaton.edu; Phone: 630.752.7954
  • International Students enrolled in Flexible Format programs but moving to Wheaton will find the information they need from the College's International Students Program.


On-Campus Resources and Amenities

Troubleshooting Common Internet and Technology (Printing!) Problems When Students Come on Campus for Return Visits 

  • Internet Connection: Watch for the network access screen on your device(s) when you open your internet browser while on campus; this will guide you to re-registering your device(s)
  • Thundercloud Printing—enabling your computer or device to print using Wheaton’s Network and printers when you are on campus. 

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