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Resources for New Students

Creating a myWSU Password
Your student account on myWSU is where you will access important information regarding your records. If you have already placed a reservation for orientation, use the password you created to access this information. If you have not yet created your password, visit wichita.edu/newstudent for instructions and more information. Your academic advisor will expect you to know your ID number and password to enroll.

Placement Exams
Being placed in the correct math or English class your first semester is important in ensuring you complete your degree on time. If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, or do not have the qualifying* scores to enroll in Math 111 (College Algebra) or English 101, complete the appropriate placement tests prior to your advising appointment. Have your myWSU ID number with you on your testing day.

*You can enroll in College Algebra or English 101 if you have an ACT English or ACT Math score of 20 (not the composite score; the individual English and math score). If you took the SAT, you need a score in math of 490 and an English score of 490 to go directly into College Algebra or English 101.

Transfer Equivalency
Do you have questions about how credits earned at another institution will transfer to your WSU degree? To have your academic credits transferred, you are required to submit all transcripts from each institution attended. You are advised to bring a student copy of all of your transcripts with you to your advising appointment to ensure accurate placement in courses.

Concurrent Enrollment
If you are in high school and earning college credit through a concurrent enrollment program, send WSU your most recent college transcripts from all instituions attended. You are advised to bring a student copy of any college transcripts with you to your advising appointment to ensure accurate placement in courses.

Advanced Placement Credit
If you are bringing academic credit with you as a result of AP credits, you will need to let your advisor know so you can be placed in the appropriate courses.

International Baccalaureate Credit
If you are bringing academic credit with you as a result of IB credits, you will need to let your advisor know so you can be placed in the appropriate courses.

Financial Aid
If you have not filed your FAFSA, or you have additional questions about where you are in the process, call (316) 978-3430.

Academic Colleges and Majors
Knowing which college houses your intended major is important. For more information about the Honors College, visit wichita.edu/honors.

Advising
As a new student, you will be contacted by your intended major’s advising center to schedule your appointment, during which you will enroll with an academic advisor.

Checking Holds on Your Account
If you need to find out if you have a hold on your account, login to myWSU. Go to the My Classes tab, locate Registration Tools and click on Registration Status. At the bottom of that page, click on View Holds to see what type of hold is on your account and where to go for information on how to clear the hold.