Welcome, parents of the class of 2017!
You helped them take their first steps. Now help them to take their first walk into the next chapter of their lives.
Look to the links at the right for additional resources to help you help your student make the best start possible.
Here are the top three things that MUST be completed ASAP:
- Financial aid: Award notices are sent to your student's Wright State account online. He or she will have to accept these on WINGS Express, our secure information portal. Remind your student to check his/her Wright State email account and financial aid status in WINGS Express regularly. Learn more about accessing your student's accounts online.
- Placement tests: Please review the placement testing information to determine if your student needs to take an English, math, or modern language placement test. If so, he/she must have completed your Math (in person) and English (online) placement tests before his/her Orientation session. These must be completed in order to register for Fall Semester classes. There is also a short, computerized foreign language placement test, which is required if your student plans to study French, German, or Spanish at Wright State.
- Orientation: All students under the age of 23 who have never attended college are required to attend Orientation. We welcome Parent/guests, but attendance is optional and not mandatory. The $75 registration fee covers registration for one student and two parents/guests. This is a one day event, during which your student will prepare a Fall Semester schedule, meet new friends, and learn a lot about what to expect at Wright State.
A note about campus safety...
A concern for all parents, your student's safety is also a top priority for Wright State. Our Wright State University Police Department and university officials are diligent in their efforts to protect your students while they are within the safe parameters of our campus. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling the campus in marked cruisers, on foot, and on bicycles. From email and text message alerts to emergency phones and safety escorts, your student has numerous options and tools at hand. We invite you to learn more about safety on campus by exploring our Police Department's website.