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Orientation Team - Opening Program 2019Welcome 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 as smooth as possible, please submit all of the necessary information before coming to campus.


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, confirmations submitted after May 1 will be placed on a waiting list. 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 (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.
  • 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 DueMaterialOffice
Ongoing

Create your NetID AccountGives you access to the Wheaton Portal and official @my.wheaton.edu address.

Academic and Institutional Technology 
Ongoing (first-years)

Sign up for housing
Information is mailed out within one month of acceptance for first-year students, by June 1 for transfer students (see June items below). 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
Prepare to join our campus by reviewing what it means to live together in covenantal community.

 
Ongoing

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.

Registrar 
Ongoing

Register for Wheaton Passage
Set a foundation for your Wheaton College experience with Wheaton's new student transition program in the North Woods of Wisconsin design specifically to help you transition into your freshman year. 

HoneyRock 
Ongoing

Review Entrance Medical Requirements and Deadlines
You will receive emails regarding your entrance medical requirements at your @mywheaton.edu email account. If necessary, schedule a physical exam with your doctor.
*If you will be a student-athlete, please be sure to take both the SHS physical form and the Wheaton College Athletics form to the physical to have the doctor complete.

Student Health Services 

January 15

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

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.

Student Financial Services 
May 1 (or date indicated on acceptance letter)                                                                                              

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 May 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. 


 
Mid-May

Review Christ at the Core General Education Information
You will receive Christ at the Core general education, competency, and course placement testing information by mail. You can find the electronic version of this mailing .

Registrar 
End of May

Establish MyChart account
You'll use MyChart to submit Student Health Services medical entrance paperwork. You will find the unique access code in your Wheaton email. Instructions to create your MyChart account are found here.

Student Health Services
By June 1 (Transfers Only)

Transfer Students Receive Residence Life Information
Receive residence life and instructions for registering for housing online. 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.

 
Early June (Transfers Only)

Online Fall Registration (Transfer Students)

 
June

Review New Student Orientation Information
You will receive information from Orientation Committee about the exciting things they have planned for you at our required August 21-25 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!

Student Activities 
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.

Student Health Services 
End of June (first-years)

First-years: Receive your class registration details.

Registrar
July 1

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

Student Financial Services 
July 1

Complete the Freshman Registration Questionnaire
It will be sent via email to your my.wheaton.edu email address.

Registrar 
Early July

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.

Student Financial Services
July 8-17

First-years begin Online Class Registration

 
Mid-July

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

 
July 15

Deadline to submit your medical records (including ) to Student Health Services if you were accepted before June 30 or if you are going on Wheaton Passage.
There may be a late fee of $100 and/or a registration hold assessed for incomplete records. *If you will be a student-athlete, please be sure to take both the SHS physical form and the Wheaton College Athletics form to the physical to have the doctor complete.

Athletics  
Late July

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.

 
August

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

 
August

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.

Residence Life 
August

Wheaton Passage
Wheaton Passage, Wheaton's transition program for freshmen and transfers begins at HoneyRock Center for Outdoor Leadership Development. 

 
August 20

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

 
August 21

Residence halls open for all new students.

 
August 21-25

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation for freshmen and transfers

Student Engagement 
August 23

Passport to Wheaton
Passport to Wheaton Orientation sessions for Missionary Kids, Third Culture Kids, and International students

International Student Programs 
August 26

Fall semester classes begin 

   

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 DueMaterialOffice
Ongoing

Set up your NetID account
This is needed for receiving your financial aid award and other information, and activate your Wheaton email 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 your myWheaton account. Roommate requests are honored until December 10th, if space is available.

Residence Life 
Ongoing

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

Admissions
Ongoing

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.

Registrar 
December 1

Submit your Wheaton Financial Aid Application and FAFSA 
These must be submitted 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

Review and Accept Financial Aid
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.

Financial Aid 
Date indicated in acceptance letter

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

Admissions
December

Review Medical Requirements and Deadlines
You will receive an email regarding entrance medical requirements and deadlines. If necessary, schedule a physical exam with your doctor.

Student Health Services 
December

Review Information on New Student Orientation
Receive information about the required January 10-12 new student orientation.

Student Engagement 
December

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

Admissions
December

Review Information About Registering for Classes
Receive information about registering for classes.

Office of the Registrar 
December

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

Residence Life 
December

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

Public Safety 
After registering for classes

Review Spring Semester Bill
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 Financial Services
January 1

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

  
January

Review Your Packing List
Wondering what to pack? Review our recommended Packing List (plus a list of what not to bring).

 
January

Complete Employment Documents
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.

 
January

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

 
January 10

Residence halls open for new students

 
January 10-12

New Student Orientation for spring transfers

 
January 13

Spring semester classes begin 

 
January 17

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

Student Health Services