Steps to Orientation

Congratulations again on your acceptance to Warren Wilson College. Your admission is a reflection of your hard work and shared values. We’re excited to work with you on the next steps.

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Move-in Day is Monday, August 14th, 2023. Students attending pre-Orientation trips may have the option to move-in early.

Below you will find the necessary steps to complete your WWC Enrollment. Click an item to view detailed instructions. Items that aren’t linked are coming soon! Failure to complete items by their deadlines may impact your ability to move onto campus.

At a Glance

Click an item to jump down to detailed instructions. More items will be added as we progress toward Orientation, so check back often!


As Soon As Possible

Financial Aid & Billing

Getting Enrolled

Preparing to Register for Classes

Before You Arrive

There’s more to come – check back (and check your email) often!

All the Details

  1. Newly Admitted?

    If you’ve been accepted to Warren Wilson and are ready to commit, please pay your $300 enrollment deposit online now. Your deposit is nonrefundable and will go straight to your first semester’s bill. Note that you will need to have or setup your WWC Admissions Portal login. Can’t get your login to work? Drop us a line and we’ll be glad to help.

    Once you’ve logged in, fill out the Offer of Admission Reply Form (if you haven’t already). After that, you will see a new item on your Application Status Page that says, “Enrollment Deposit – Submit Payment for $307.80 USD,” which is where you can pay online with a credit card. (The additional $7.80 is a 2.6% processing fee for credit card payments.)

    ​​​​​​​You can also send a check in the mail made payable to: Warren Wilson College. Send it to:

    Office of Admission
    PO Box 9000
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000

    Please put the student’s name on the memo section of the check. You’ll receive a confirmation email when we receive it.

  2. Complete Your Financial Aid

    Complete the FAFSA, and (if applicable) verification process and/or North Carolina residency determination.

    • If you have not completed the FAFSA, you will only be eligible for merit-based scholarships.  If you would like to apply for need-based aid, including federal, state, and institutional aid, then you must complete a FAFSA.
    • If you are selected for FAFSA verification, you must complete that process before you receive a final financial aid offer.  Note the verification process can can take weeks — don’t procrastinate!
    • North Carolina residents must complete and be approved for NC residency on the state NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) website before being eligible for NC need-based aid and the Warren Wilson College NC Free Tuition program.
    • If you’re accepting your students loans, you must complete all loan paperwork before funds can be disbursed.
    • For help, contact the Financial Aid Office (phone or text) (828) 771-2082 or email

  3. Pre-Orientation Programs

    Taking place August 10th – 14th, Pre-Orientation Programs are your first opportunity to connect with other incoming students, Warren Wilson’s campus, and the amazing activities and culture Western North Carolina has to offer. As a participant, you will build long-lasting connections with fellow classmates, learn about the WWC campus and important resources, explore surrounding areas, and gain valuable skills through hands-on experiences.

    Pre-Orientation students arrive early to campus for an exciting 3-4 day experience! Check-in will take place on Thursday, August 10th (participants will receive more information about the specific check-in time once accepted into a program). Once checked in, students will move into their first-year housing assignments. Space per program is limited to 10-12 participants, depending on the program. Meals and transportation during the programs are included! Partial scholarships are available via the application website.

    Space is limited, apply by May 29th for priority acceptance!

    Application Information

    Please visit the Pre-Orientation Programs website at for more information about our programs, what programs we’re offering this year, and the application process. A deposit of $50 will be due upon application submission. Priority acceptances to the programs will be sent out starting late May/early June.

  4. Complete the Housing Application

    Select your Residency

    The majority of our students live on campus. Participating in the residential community on campus, while also working on campus, is a critical component of a WWC education. Students who live on campus have been shown to be more engaged in campus life, therefore contributing positively to their experience in college, identity development, and in most cases achieving higher GPAs.

    There are a few situations in which we allow new students to live off campus and commute to classes – these exemptions and policy details are available in the application linked below. Day Students do not have to pay Room & Board but are assessed a $500 fee per semester and billed per meal in campus dining facilities and/or may purchase flex dollars.

    Select a Meal Plan

    The cost listed below includes a standard, double-occupancy room. Note that North Carolina Sales Tax is charged on meal plans, per NC Statute – tax details are available in the application linked below.

    Plan Cost Gladfelter Cowpie Flex Dollars
    PREMIUM Meal Plan $6,505 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $200 Flex
    PLUS Meal Plan $6,395 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $100 Flex
    OPEN DINING Meal Plan $6,305 / semester Unlimited Meals 1 Scan / Meal $40 Flex

    Residence Life

    Warren Wilson offers a variety of different living arrangements for new students, including some interesting themed communities within the residence halls. Learn more about residence life and themed housing, and find out about our residence halls.

    The Office of Residence Life supports your on-campus living experience. Our crew of Area Coordinators (ACs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) provide support, programming, and events. Programs and events are designed to help you get to know others on your floor and in your building and to gain new skills and perspectives.

    Your Roommate & Housing Assignment

    As a new student, you are assigned a room by Residence Life but you are able to select your own roommate. If you do not select a roommate one will be selected for you based on your responses to the Room Selection Survey located in your Housing Application. The survey will ask you about your habits, preferences, interests, and lifestyle.

    We make every effort to honor your preferences and place you in an environment where you’ll thrive, but living in a community will involve compromise at times.

    Renter’s Insurance

    We highly recommend that all students cover their belongings with a renter’s insurance policy. Some parents may be able to claim their student’s belongings while at college on their homeowner’s insurance policies as well.

    Complete Your Application

    Once you’re ready, complete the Residence Life Application online. You’ll need to be logged into your student admissions portal.

  5. Complete Your Health Insurance Waiver

    This form opens for students enrolling for Fall 2023 on May 20.

    You’re required to have health insurance to attend college, and Warren Wilson enrolls you in a CIGNA plan and adds the charge to your bill. CIGNA health insurance provides coverage until July 31, 2024 (pricing for students entering in the Spring is pro-rated). CIGNA is the insurance company, and CHP / Wellfleet is the plan administrator (for managing benefits, claims, and communications).

    If you have health insurance already through a parent or guardian, please fill out the waiver to cancel enrollment and reverse the charge for our student health insurance.

    • After May 1, go to
    • Choose Waive and then Waive Online. Follow the instructions to create an account.
    • Make sure to use your WWC email address, and you will need your WWC student ID number.
    • Enter your insurance information.
    • Waiving in the Fall will waive coverage for the entire year.
    • It takes a few days for the insurance company to process the waiver. It’s a good idea to check back in and verify that the waiver has been processed.
    • Make sure you receive confirmation from CHP / Wellfleet that your waiver was approved.
    • If the charge is not removed from your Student Account within 5 business days then your waiver has not been approved. Log into your CHP / Wellfleet account to complete the waiver process.

    Wellfleet Student Health Insurance – Benefits at a Glance 2022-2023

    Wellfleet Student Health Insurance – Summary of Benefits & Coverage 2022-2023

    Are you considering competing on a varsity sports team? If so, you can learn more about athletic insurance coverage here.

    The waiver must be completed by September 1, 2023, for Fall enrollment or the charge will not be reversed. For more information, email or call (828) 771-3800.

    NOTE: All questions regarding issues with Wellfleet’s portal and/or reasons for a waiver denial need to be directed to Wellfleet’s Customer Service line at (877) 657-5030.

  6. Setup Your WWC Login Credentials and Email

    Once we have processed your deposit, your new network and email accounts are created within 24 hours. When your account is created, your WWC username and temporary password are emailed to you (if not, get in touch). This is a different username and password from the one you use for the applicant portal!

    New students who deferred from a previous term may have already completed some or all of these steps.  If you’re confused or having trouble, we can help – email us at

    Set your password & account recovery options

    • Step 1: Change your password to something of your choosing!
      Remember, this should be at least 10 characters long and not easy to guess. Choose wisely as it affects how you sign into most systems at Warren Wilson.
    • Step 2: Wait about 5 minutes for your new password to get set throughout the WWC system, then set your personal phone/email so you can easily recover your account if you forget your password.

    Setup your WWC Email

    • Go to (or you can just go to Gmail).
      Your username for email and Google resources is the same as your email address, for example:
    • If you see a ‘Sign in’ screen here asking you to enter an email address to login, then continue to the next step.  If you’re already signed in to Google with a personal email, then sign out.  Note: If you’re using Chrome and want to access multiple Google accounts at once, you can add a new profile. Search “Add a person to Chrome” to find out more.
    • Use your full email address (your user and your new permanent password (the one you setup in the steps above) to sign in.
    • Check your email regularly.

    If you are having problems, or if you have not received your login credentials, then please email

  7. Send Us Your Documents

    Curious about what required documents you’re missing? You can view your checklist of documents on your Application Status Page. You will need to have or set up your WWC Admissions Portal login. Can’t get your login to work? Drop us a line and we’ll be glad to help.

    Here is the list of required documents:

    • Final, official transcript showing proof of high school graduation
    • Official AP scores
    • IB scores
    • Final, official college/university transcripts (if dual enrolled or a Transfer Student)

    Paper documents can be sent to:

    Office of Admissions
    Warren Wilson College
    PO Box 9000
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000

    Electronic documents can be emailed to or delivered via a secure transfer service.

  8. Complete Your Student Health Records

    You must be logged into your Warren Wilson College Google account before you can access these forms – we recommend you use a computer and not a phone.

    Before you begin, make sure that you have a digital/scanned copy of your Immunization History ready to upload.

    Don’t procrastinate! You may need to visit your doctor before this can be completed, and the Student Health Record is required before you can attend classes.

    Complete your Student Health Record online.

    Medical Exemptions:
    The form will ask you to provide approved documentation from a licensed physician.

    Religious Exemptions:
    The form displays a copy of the North Carolina Immunization Law, North Carolina General Statute 130A-157 for you to read and electronically sign.

    Please email with any questions.

  9. Complete Your First-Year Workbook or Transfer Workbook

    The First Year and Transfer Workbook will take you about 15-20 minutes to complete and will help your Summer Registration Coach and Academic Advisor get to know more about your motivations, background, and goals for your first year at WWC. Please complete your workbook prior to your advising appointment.
    Start your First-Year Student Workbook
    Start Your Transfer Workbook

  10. Take Your Placement Tests

    At Warren Wilson College, we use placement tests to help determine the best level for you to begin your academic coursework. These tests are used to measure where you are right now. It’s important you take them seriously, but don’t feel pressure to study or prepare too much. Basically, we want a snapshot of where you are, so we know where you should start. These placement tests are hosted on our e-learning platform called Moodle. You will need to login to Moodle using your WWC username and password (refer to instructions in the step above).

    Math Placement Exam
    Students are required to take the placement exam before registering for Mat 2410 Calculus I or Mat 2420 Calculus II.  All incoming students are welcome to take this test.

    • There are 3 versions of the same exam.
    • Unless you usually need more time on exams, complete exam A
    • If you think the result on Exam A does not capture your skills, review i) solving linear equations, ii) graphing linear functions, iii) using function notation, iv) exponential and logarithmic functions, and/or v) trig functions.  Then take Exam B.

    LENGTH: The exams are designed to take 1 hour.   They must be taken in one sitting.  Exams A and B time out after 2 hours.  Exam C times out after 4 hours.
    NOTE: Have pencil and paper on hand. Test should be completed without a calculator.

    Chemistry Placement Exam
    Do you plan to study science at Warren Wilson? This includes natural science majors (chemistry, biology, etc.) and environmental studies students, as well as students interested in medical school or other health professions. If yes, you must take this test.
    If you are a Transfer Student considering a science major who hasn’t transferred in General Chemistry credit, you should also take this test.
    LENGTH: 80 minutes long and must be completed in one sitting.

    Spanish Placement Exam
    If you have studied Spanish in high school or speak it at home, and if you think you might take Spanish in college, you need to take this test. Register with your WWC email address. Please know that you may only take the test once.
    LENGTH: Untimed
    NOTE: The test’s password is: wwcollege

  11. Register for an Online Group Advising Session

    Group Advising Sessions are an important step in registering for classes for the fall!  You will meet other students joining in the fall, learn how to register for classes, and find some classes you are interested in!  Please register for the session you would like to attend using this link. After completing a group session, you will meet with your assigned Summer Registration Coach to further discuss your unique interests and receive registration clearance to register for classes.

  12. Explore the First-Year Seminar Experience Options

    New first-year students will register for a First Year Seminar. This course is a key component of Warren Wilson’s first-year experience and provides an opportunity for students to be introduced to our faculty, our academic expectations, our community engagement opportunities, and each other in small, seminar-style courses.

    Read descriptions of the different First Year Seminar courses.

    If you are a transfer student you will not be taking a First Year Seminar. If you are a first-year student arriving with 24 or more credits (about 8 college classes), you may petition to opt out of taking a First Year Seminar Class. You should explore this option with your Advisor before making a decision.

  13. Complete Your Work Crew Application

    Work Crew Applications will open June 1st

    • Log into your myWWC account.
    • Open Positions are posted on Handshake, which can be accessed on the Student Employment Opportunities page of myWWC.
    • Explore the available positions that interest you.
    • Begin the online application process by selecting a job on Handshake and completing the external application.
    • When asked “Have you attended Warren Wilson College before?” on the external application make sure that you choose, “No. This will be my first semester at WWC.”
    • Apply to 2-3 crews that interest you!
    • Crew supervisors will be in touch with you after you apply to schedule brief interviews (they will contact you at your WWC email address).

    The Work Program Office will send out official work offers via students’ WWC email address.

    Here are some important dates you should know:

    June 1st – Positions are opened to Incoming Student applicants!

    June 23rd – Early Bird Application Deadline – To have the widest selection of open positions, apply before this deadline.

    July 7th – Round One Applicant Review – Supervisors will begin reaching out to students who have applied by this deadline first.

    July 21st – Round Two Applicant Review – Supervisors who still have open positions to fill will reach out to applicants.

    August 4th – Confirmation of Work Offers – Deadline by which students need to confirm job offers.

  14. Orientation Registration

    All incoming students are required to register for Orientation. The Warren Wilson community and the New Student Orientation team look forward to welcoming you to campus on Monday, August 14th. Family Orientation will take place in the afternoon of August 14th and the official Orientation program begins on Tuesday morning.

    To make the Check-In process run as smoothly as possible, please see the information at the end of this form about scheduled Check-In times based on LAST NAME.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the questions in THIS SURVEY so we can best prepare for your arrival on campus and welcome you to the Warren Wilson community. You must be logged into your student admissions portal to complete this form.

    Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Orientation, please get in touch with or 828-771-3800.