Welcome Admitted Students
Congratulations and welcome to NWU! Now that it’s official, here are to-dos and deadlines. Completing these tasks on time will ensure a smoother transition to campus this fall.
If you are transferring to NWU from another institution, see the page for Transfer Admitted Students.
Secure your place at Nebraska Wesleyan University
Steps for Class Registration
- First Semester Advising Questionnaire
Your academic advisor will use this information to learn more about your interests and goals to aid in developing your first semester schedule.
Complete the First Semester Advising Questionnaire.
- Modern Language Background Survey
The Modern Language Background Survey helps us determine the best language class for you. The survey asks questions about languages you speak or have studied, as well as your interest in continuing your language study at NWU. Every student must complete this survey, even if you’ve met the proficiency requirement and don’t plan to continue your language study at NWU.
Complete the Modern Language Background Survey.
- Account Activation
Students who’ve deposited will receive an email from "Nebraska Wesleyan University <do-not-reply [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (do-not-reply[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)> with the subject line "Welcome to Okta at Nebraska Wesleyan University!" to activate their Nebraska Wesleyan accounts. This will allow you to access your NWU email, Self-Service, Canvas and other accounts available to NWU students.
- Advising Appointment
Once you’ve submitted your deposit and completed your First Semester Advising Questionnaire, Modern Language Background Survey and activated your NWU accounts, your academic advisor will email you to schedule a one-hour Zoom appointment to complete your class registration. Please allow 5–7 business days for the email to arrive from your advisor.
Steps for housing or commuter enrollment
- Complete your housing request
This form informs us of your NWU housing preferences or plans to reside at home or off-campus with an approved exemption. Every student must complete this form, even if you qualify for an exemption.
Submit your housing preference using the Housing Request Form.
- Complete your commuter certification (if applicable)
If you will live at home with a parent(s) or guardian(s) you need to submit this form.
Submit the Commuter Certification Form.
- Complete your Disability Information Form (if applicable)
NWU is committed to providing access to educational opportunities and full participation in the campus community. Once you’ve submitted this form, Disabilities Services staff will contact you to arrange an intake interview and determine reasonable accommodations.
Submit the Disability Information Form.
- Submit your room and board contract due August 1
By now, you should have received your housing and roommate assignment via your NWU email in early July. You will need to sign and date the accompanying “Room and Board Contract” to formally reserve your space in the residence halls. This form is due no later than 5 p.m. on August 1. If you are under the age of 19, a parent/guardian must sign the contract as well.
- Submit your Medical History Report
Use your Nebraska Wesleyan account information to log in to the NWU Student Health Portal to complete the Medical History Form. Once you log in, you will see two forms that you need to complete: Medical History Form and Immunization History Form. These forms gather heath and immunization history for incoming students. We recommend reaching out to your medical provider to gather your health and vaccination records prior to completing these reports.
- Submit your Immunization History Report
Use your Nebraska Wesleyan account information to log in to the NWU Student Health Portal to complete the Immunization History Form. Once you log in, you will see two forms that you need to complete: Medical History Form and Immunization History Form. These forms gather heath and immunization history for incoming students. We recommend reaching out to your medical provider to gather your health and vaccination records prior to completing these reports.
- Upload a photo for your student ID
Upload a photo to be used on your student ID and our “New Faces” booklet of incoming students, which will be distributed at the start of the semester. The photo must meet the following criteria:
- Current color photo of yourself.
- White smooth background – no other people or objects in photo.
- Sufficient lighting with no shadows.
- Front view – full face filling at least 80% of frame.
- Cropped from just above the top of head to collarbone.
- Eyes open and visible and no glare on eyeglasses.
- No hats or sunglasses.
- 5 MB limit.
- Acceptable file types are gif, jpg, jpeg, png or svg.
- High School final transcripts must be received
Request that your high school submit your official, final high school transcript with your graduation date listed and confirmed. Final transcripts must be submitted by the following methods:
- A paper copy sent through U.S. Postal Service.
- Electronically through an approved service.
We do not accept high school transcripts by any other delivery method or from anyone other than your high school administrators.
- Review your tuition statement and payment plan options and apply for federal loans
Information on how to apply for Federal Direct Loans is included in the financial aid package mailed to your home address. Parents and students will receive information on how to apply for the Federal Parent PLUS Loan in late May.
We will send information in mid-July about your tuition bill and steps to finalize payment plans. Fall semester payments are due on Friday, August 25.
- Apply for an on-campus job
You will receive an email in mid-July about on-campus jobs. You can search and apply for available jobs on Handshake, NWU’s career planning platform. Most student employment positions are posted within the first two weeks of August.