Professor meeting with student at Old Main Cafe

Important First Steps

Please complete these tasks by June 1!

 Activate your Wooster email account

To activate your Wooster email account (.pdf), you will need your email address and initial password. This information can be found in the letter you receive from Dean Scott Brown and Dean Henry Kreuzman, about 10 days after your submit your Admission deposit. If you have misplaced the email address and password, please contact the ARCH helpline at 330-287-3999.

Learn about what technology you need to bring to Wooster.

 Register for Summer ARCH

Summer ARCH (Academic Registration, Creative Horizons) is a two day program in June where students develop a creative educational plan and select fall classes. Please register early, as the June 1 deadline approaches, sessions do become filled.

 Take required placement exams

In order to be prepared to register for the most appropriate classes during ARCH, you will need to complete placement exams in Mathematics, and depending on your current skills level and future plans Chemistry and Biology. Foreign language placement exams will be taken on campus during the ARCH program.

 Discover your strengths

This 30-minute assessment will help you discover, understand, and maximize your unique strengths. All incoming students will use your personalized results during ARCH sessions. You will create a new account using your College of Wooster email address. You should complete the assessment in one sitting, as it is timed with no opportunity to start over or retake.

 Complete your housing application

Complete your housing application. If you have any questions about living on campus or what you should plan to bring check out the first year move in information in Residence Life.

 Complete student health form

Once you have completed the student health form (.pdf), please email it to the Wellness Center. The form may also be mailed to Longbrake Student Wellness Center, 570 E. Wayne Ave., Wooster, OH 44691. Please include a copy of your insurance card with the Health Form.

 Sign and submit FERPA release form

Please fill out and sign the FERPA release form (.pdf) and send it to the Dean of Students Office. You may mail it, fax it to 330-263-2094, or email it to the Dean of Students. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent; however, it also gives the student’s parent(s)/guardian the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian claim the student as a dependent on their federal income tax return.

 Complete the new student survey

The personalized link to this survey will be sent to your Wooster email account in the summer. Please complete the survey before your ARCH session.

 If you have a learning or physical disability, please visit the Disability Support Services website.

Complete all relevant forms and review the policies. If you have further questions and want to make an appointment with Learning Center staff during ARCH, call 330-263-2595.

 Complete the public information questionnaire

The information requested on this public information questionnaire will be used in the production of media releases about your activities and accomplishments during the next four years at The College of Wooster. If you prefer that no releases be sent, you may indicate that on the form.You will need to log in with your Wooster username and password.

 Update your campus notification information

Please follow the directions to submit contact information including your cell phone number, non-Wooster e-mail, home phone, and alternative emergency contact, such as a parent or other family member.  This information will NOT be used for general announcements, only for emergency notifications.