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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!

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Sincerely,

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 student’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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