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Admitted Student Checklist

Orientation Team - Opening Program 2019

A Note About Fall 2020

In keeping with Wheaton College President Ryken’s May 22, 2020 announcement regarding our plans to open in the fall, it will be important for you to periodically check in here and in your Wheaton Portal (see below about creating your NetID to gain access) for important updates and required actions on your part. We eagerly anticipate and are preparing for your arrival to campus in August. In the meantime, should you have questions, please be sure to contact the admissions office at 1.800.222.2419 or admissions@wheaton.edu.

Checklist for Admitted Students

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 June 1 or the date indicated on your acceptance letter (whichever is later). Since the deposit reserves your place, confirmations submitted after June 1 will be placed on a waiting list. The deposit is non-refundable after June 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 (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. Submit this to the Undergraduate Admissions office.
  • A final college transcript if you are enrolled in any college or dual enrollment courses. All coursework must be completed satisfactorily. Submit this to the Undergraduate Admissions office.

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

Date DueMaterialWeb Link
Upon Admission to Wheaton

Create your Wheaton NetID Account 
Gives you access to the Wheaton Portal and official @my.wheaton.edu address. You will need your account established to be able to review your financial aid award, and if you choose to confirm, submit required forms (i.e. Medical Questionnaire, Housing, Registration, etc.)

Set up Your NetID Account 
Date DueMaterialWeb Link
June 1

Review the Wheaton College Community Covenant 
Prepare to join our campus by reviewing what it means to live together in covenantal community.

Community Covenant 
June 1

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

Confirm Your Enrollment
Date DueMaterialWeb Link
June 1

First-year students sign up for housing
Students will be emailed housing information. Students will be able to apply for housing by going to the housing section in their Wheaton Portal account. Housing requests are given priority by the date and time applications are submitted to the Residence Life Office. You are encouraged to sign up for housing even if you have not yet finalized your college enrollment decision. Students may request a roommate, which must be mutually submitted on the housing application by June 15.

Wheaton Portal 

Housing Info

June 1

Transfer Students
Transfer students can begin making housing requests after June 1 through a student's Wheaton Portal account under the housing section. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis - according to the date you registered online. You can fill out the housing "profile" to help you find roommate(s) with whom you will be most compatible.

Wheaton Portal 

Housing Info

July 30

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

August 19 - 2

New Students move into residence halls

Orientation Schedule 
Date DueMaterialWeb Link

Review New Student Orientation Information
You will receive information in early June from Orientation Committee about the exciting things they have planned for you at our required August 19-25 New Student Orientation! A fee will be added to each student’s account. Orientation Committee has been working hard to prepare to welcome you to campus!



Review Your Packing List
Wondering what to pack? Review our list of things to bring to campus (plus a list of what not to bring). You can also review our Housing FAQs page as you prepare to live on campus.

Packing List

Housing FAQs

August 10

Online Parent Orientation and Student Drop Off
Parents, discover ways to navigate the world of Wheaton and learn how to help your student thrive. Orientation will be available online starting August 10. Check the Orientation schedule for drop on-campus off dates. 

Parent Orientation 2020 Information

August 20 

Attend Passport to Wheaton
Passport to Wheaton is an orientation program specifically designed for new International F-1 Visa, MK and TCK students. Join us the morning of August 20 and expect an email with more information before you arrive!

Passport to Wheaton International Student Orientation

August 19-25

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation for freshmen and transfers

New Student Orientation

Date DueMaterialWeb Link

Review the General Education Testing Information
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.

First Year Advising & Registration 
First Week of June

Review Christ at the Core General Education Information
You will receive Christ at the Core general education, competency, and course placement testing information in your Wheaton email. All information is also found on the Academic Advising website.

First Year Advising & Registration 
June 10

Online Fall Registration (Transfer Students)

Transfer Student Registration 
First week of June

First-years: Receive your class registration details.
Details will come to your Wheaton email.

First Year Advising & Registration 
Sent first week of June. Return by June 30, 2020

Complete the Freshman Registration Questionnaire
It will be sent via email to your my.wheaton.edu email address. The First-Year time tickets for registration fill based on the returning of the questionnaire. 

Link in email. Contact academic.advising@wheaton.edu with questions 
July 8-27

First-years begin Online Class Registration
An email will come to your Wheaton email with details on when you can begin registering. The date and time in your email are when you can start accessing the registration at portal.wheaton.edu, but you can register any time up until July 27.

Wheaton Portal
Immediately upon registering

View Your Schedule Online
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.

Wheaton Portal 

Check the Academic Calendar
Begin to familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar for this upcoming school year.

Wheaton Portal
August 26, 2020

Fall Semester Classes Begin

Academic Deadlines
Date DueMaterialWeb Link

For students who have an approved exception to stay home and pursue Wheaton online, financial aid awards will be recalibrated to account for tuition only. You will be required to update your FAFSA to list your residency status.


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

Wheaton Portal

Check for Outstanding Financial Aid Requirements
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.

How to check for outstanding requirements 
June 1

F-1 Visa Students: Prepay Semester for I-20 Materials
Prepay your first semester, following instructions emailed to you by Student Financial Services (SFS). Once your payment is confirmed, expect an email from International Student Programs (ISP) to collect information as they prepare the I-20 document you will need at your visa interview.



July 10

Priority date: Accept financial aid package items
Use the response form located in the "Financial Aid" section of the Wheaton Portal.

How to Accept Financial Aid 
August 1

F-1 Visa Students: Remaining Prepayment balance due. 

August 10

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

How to Set Up a Payment Plan 
September 10

Due date for fall term bill

How to Pay Your Bill Online
Date DueMaterialWeb Link
May 29 

Review Entrance Medical Requirements and Deadlines
You will receive emails regarding your entrance medical requirements at your @my.wheaton.edu email account. If necessary, schedule a physical exam with your doctor.

Student Medical Requirements

June 8  

Establish Your MyChart account
You'll use MyChart to submit Student Health Services medical entrance paperwork. Instructions to create your MyChart account will be emailed by June 1, along with your unique access code for account creation.


Review your health insurance policy for coverage in the Wheaton area.
It is required for varsity athletes. F1 Visa students are automatically enrolled.

Student Health Insurance
July 15 

Deadline to submit your medical records to Student Health Services
If you were admitted before June 30 or if you are going on Wheaton Passage.


July 15

Athletics Forms
There are 7 forms that need to be completed before participation in varsity athletics can begin. Those forms will be completed using OnBase and the link will be located on the Athletics webpage once the forms are ready.

Date DueMaterialWeb Link
Before August 26, the First Day of Class

Secure a laptop computer that meets your program guidelines
To facilitate ongoing learning in this time of uncertainty, students need to have a personal laptop computer. Before purchasing a computer, refer to the College technology recommendations and look for any academic program specifics.

New Student Technology Resources