After Your Arrival Resources

International Student Resource Guide

The International Resource Guide includes a review of the information presented at international student orientation.

On this page:

How to Register for Classes 

Undergraduate students: Take the required Math and Writing placement test. Schedule an online advising appointment with your academic advisor after taking the placement tests. You can register from abroad and do not have to wait to arrive in Dayton to do that.

Graduate students: Contact your department directly to schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor. Register for classes through WINGS Express after receiving approval from your faculty advisor. Graduate students in certain departments have to attend orientation sessions from their colleges, during which they will be assisted with course registration and advising. Those graduate students need to wait until they arrive on campus to register.

Please review this tutorial for how to register for classes.

International students may only use 1 online class to meet full-time enrollment. All international students (new and continuing) graduate students must maintain 3 credits of in-person instruction and undergraduate students must maintain 9 credits of in-person instruction each Fall and Spring semesters.

Academic Advising Information

It is important that you contact an academic advisor or faculty advisor regarding your course registration. If you are a graduate student, you should reach out to your department directly. Undergraduate students can locate their academic advisor by checking out the Academic Advising web page.

If you still need assistance locating your academic advisor please email

Updating Your Address

After your arrival, please update your local address in WINGS. Learn more about updating your address on Wings Express.

If You Get Sick

You are automatically covered by Wright State Health Insurance unless you are covered under another approved insurance. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should seek medical care right away. Student Health Services (937-245-7200) is the preferred point of first contact for Dayton Campus students. Student Health Services can conduct a telehealth appointment to assess symptoms and refer students for testing.

Submitting Your Medical History Form  

You can submit your completed medical history form through this link: Medical History Submission 

You can log in with your campus "w" number and password. You have two options:  

  1. Submit your Medical History Form by using the green button and pay $10 (recommended). By choosing this option, you will have the ability to access your uploaded documents at any time, from anywhere.  
  2. Use the gray button to upload documents for free. You will not be able to access your documents in the future.

Health Insurance Coverage 

Wright State health insurance coverage does not start until the first day of classes. If you are already in the country or are planning to be here prior to the first day of classes, we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase a temporary health insurance plan. Here is a link to our Health Insurance partner and their short-term insurance plans:

Your health insurance covers medical and dental. If you need vision insurance, you will have to purchase it separately through Wright State. Reminder: You cannot add your dependents to your medical plan, however, you can purchase dental and vision insurance for them. Find more information on coverage.

How to Defer Your Admission

If you want to defer your start date to the following semester or at a later semester, please fill out the Deferral Form to inform our staff.

How to Enter Your Hours on the Timesheet

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