Steps to Orientation: Fall 2024

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 – you can find all the details below for securing your place in the class with a deposit as well as making sure you’re all set to receive need-based financial aid!

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At a Glance

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


As Soon as Possible

Financial Aid and Billing

Getting Enrolled

Preparing to Register for Classes

Click here for a printable New Student Onboarding Checklist.

Coming Soon!
Housing Application
Health Insurance Waiver
Student Health Records

Work Crew Applications will open June 1
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 as soon as possible. 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? Email us 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. (Domestic students only – International students do not need to complete a FAFSA.)

    • 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. Accept or Decline Your Loan Offer in the Financial Aid Portal

    (Domestic Students Only) If you haven’t already done so, log in to your Financial Aid Portal account to accept or decline your Loan offer and view any pending requirements needed to finalize your financial aid. Your financial aid cannot be applied to your student account bill until you accept OR decline each of your loan offer(s).All grants, scholarships, need-based aid, and Warren Wilson work funds have been accepted on your behalf.

    Warren Wilson does not require students to accept student loans; they are an option to help cover educational expenses. If a student accepts Federal Student Loans as a portion of their financial aid, they are required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note at before the loan will show on the student’s billing statement. Please log in to the Financial Aid Portal for more details.

  4. Let Us Know About Outside Scholarships

    Send any documentation for outside scholarships that you have been offered to the Financial Aid Office.

    Attn: Financial Aid Office
    PO BOX 9000, CPO 6342
    Asheville, NC 28815-9000

    For questions regarding your Financial Aid Offer or affordability options please contact the Financial Aid Office at or call (828) 771-2082.

  5. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

    Complete FERPA for Warren Wilson in your MyWWC portal. If a student would like to give someone other than themselves permission to access their financial aid and student billing accounts, they must complete the FERPA. Complete this before the first day of regular class.

  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.

    Need help? – email us at

    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. Register for New Student Orientation

    All incoming students are required to register for New Student Orientation. The Warren Wilson community and the New Student Orientation team look forward to welcoming you to campus on Thursday, August 22nd. Family Orientation will take place in the afternoon of August 22nd and the student specific Orientation program begins on Friday 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 New Student Orientation, please get in touch with or 828-771-3800.

    Visit the New Student Programs page for more information about Pre-Orientation Programs New Student & Family Orientation including important dates, schedules and more!

  8. Send Us Your Official Admission Documents

    Curious about what required admission documents you’re missing? You can view the checklist of required admission 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 admission 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.

  9. Complete Your New Student Advising Workbook

    The New Student Advising Workbook will help your Pre-Major faculty Advisor (PMA) get to know more about who you are, including your motivations, background, and goals for your first year at the college.

    Completing this workbook is your first step in the Advising & Registration process.

    First Year students are required to take a First Year Seminar (FYS) class in their first semester at WWC. This workbook will prompt you to select your top 3 FYS choices. The FYS course is a key component of Warren Wilson’s first-year experience and is a signature experiential learning seminar-style course to help support successful transition to college. Your First Year Seminar instructor will be your assigned PMA.

    You can read the First-Year Seminar Course descriptions and faculty bios here.

    Note, 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 must submit your FYS selections, but you may petition to opt out of taking a First Year Seminar Class. You will have to explore this option with your Pre-Major Advisor in your first advising meeting.

    Start your Advising Workbook
    We recommend completing this form on a computer rather than a smartphone!

  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 the instructions in the step above).

    Math Placement Exam

    Do you plan to study Calculus at Warren Wilson College?  You might do this because you are planning to study Data Science, Biology, Biochemistry, or simply because Calculus is wonderful!  If so, you need to take the Math Placement Exam so that we know, and you know, which level you should begin with.

    A Math Placement Exam is >only required for registration for Mat 2410 Calculus I or Mat 2420 Calculus II.

    LENGTH: Designed for 1 hour, however 2.5 hours are allowed. Must be completed in one sitting.

    NOTE: Have pencil and paper on hand. Exam should be completed without a calculator.


    Chemistry Placement Exam

    Do you plan to study science at Warren Wilson? This could include majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or Sustainable Agriculture. If so, you must take this test unless you are transferring in General Chemistry credit.

    LENGTH: 80 minutes long and must be completed in one sitting.


    Spanish Placement Exam

    Do you plan to take Spanish or study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country while at Warren Wilson?

    If you have studied Spanish in high school, or speak it at home, 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


    *Warren Wilson’s Moodle system will be offline for scheduled maintenance from June 10th until June 12th. You will not be able to take placement tests during this time.

  11. Register for an Online Group Advising Session

    Group Advising Sessions are a critical step in registering for classes for the fall! With other incoming students, you will learn how to navigate the myWWC platform, search the course schedule to find classes of interest, and how to register.

    Please register for the session you would like to attend using this link.

    After you have attended a group session, you will meet 1:1 with your assigned Pre-Major Faculty Advisor to discuss your interests, select specific courses, and receive registration clearance. Your New Student Advising Workbook will be shared with your Pre-Major Advisor prior to your 1:1 meeting.

  12. Register for a Pre-Orientation Program (Optional)

    Taking place August 17th – 21st, 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-O students arrive early to campus for an exciting 4 day experience! Check-in will take place on Saturday, August 17th (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 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.

    Applications open on April 29th. Space is limited, apply by May 31st 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. Applications will go live at the end of April, and priority acceptances to the programs will be sent out starting late May/early June.

    Visit the New Student Programs page for more information about Pre-Orientation Programs as well as New Student & Family Orientation including important dates, schedules and more!