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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checklist for Admitted Students
If you plan to enroll at Wheaton, you need to submit the following required items:
Confirm your enrollment. An 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.
Afinal 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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
F-1 Visa Students: Remaining Prepayment balance due.
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
Due date for fall term bill
How to Pay Your Bill Online
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.