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Hello from Wichita State! We're excited your student is considering Shocker Nation. With all that’s happening at WSU—and with all of the unmatched resources for applied learning, research and student support we offer—there’s never been a better time to be a Shocker. Now that they’re admitted, we wanted to send you a list of resources your Shocker can use through every step of their WSU experience, from help with registration and financial aid to free tutoring and career services. And, if you and your student haven’t seen us in person yet, we invite you to sign up for a campus visit. We can’t wait to meet you!
a message from the
Richard D. Muma, PhD, MPH Provost and Professor Wichita State University
Here are the next steps to keep your student moving along the path to Wichita State: Set up myWSU student account and email: mywsu.wichita.edu Encourage your student to continually check both their new WSU and personal email accounts. Vital information about enrollment, housing and payment may be sent to one or both accounts. Complete and submit FAFSA for aid purposes: fafsa.gov
TIPS FROM PARENTS OF CURRENT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: 1. Know that students change their major; be wary of picking a college for one specific program and instead make sure the overall fit is good beyond just the major. 2. Carefully compare costs and aid packages from different colleges. Larger scholarships from one college may not mean the best financial fit if costs are higher at the same institution. Create a spreadsheet to budget for four years of college costs and be sure to check how inclusive costs are (e.g., do housing costs include internet, furniture, water, electricity, etc...).
Submit housing application and fee: wichita.edu/housing
3. Review the website of your studentâ€™s college choice; know about campus events and news as it gives you topics to discuss with them during their first year of school.
On or after March 1, complete and submit your Orientation RSVP & Enrollment Questionnaire, register to attend summer orientation and confirm your fall schedule: wichita.edu/orientation
4. Consider a financial reward system for higher grades in college; the more you help your student more with college costs, the better they do.
Attend W-S-YOU Day on Saturday, March 28 - a special event just for admitted students: wichita.edu/wsyou
Check out the attached card for a list of resources for student success at WSU.
5. Let your students fail with a safety net; risk-taking is part of college, but help them pick up some of the pieces when they need it. 6. Encourage them to get involved in student activities, find an on-campus job and challenge themselves to meet new people. 7. Soft skills are in demand from employers and colleges these days; help your students understand that being on time, being friendly, going the extra mile and following up with people stick out to those who make decisions.
resources FOR SHOCKER SUCCESS
OneStop wichita.edu/onestop Academic Advising wichita.edu/advising OneStop wichita.edu/onestop
Financial Aidand andScholarships Scholarships wichita.edu/scholarships Financial Aid wichita.edu/scholarships Housing andResidence Residence Life wichita.edu/housing Housing and Life wichita.edu/housing Counseling and Services wichita.edu/ctc Counseling andPrevention Testing Center wichita.edu/ctc Student Health Services wichita.edu/studenthealth
Student Health wichita.edu/studenthealth Office of Student Success wichita.edu/success
Office of Student Success wichita.edu/success Disability Services wichita.edu/ds
Disability Services wichita.edu/ds Career Development Center wichita.edu/careers Office of Diversity and Center Inclusion wichita.edu/odi Career Development wichita.edu/careers University Police wichita.edu/police
Office of Diversity and Inclusion wichita.edu/odi University Police wichita.edu/police
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