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New Students

Welcome to Wilmington University! You're now a member of the Wildcat family. We're pleased you chose WilmU to continue your education, and we're here to support your success.

Get Ready to Start Classes

Register or Confirm Your Schedule

You can log in to MyWilmU to view or change your course schedule.

First Year Experience

First year students with 15 credits or less are required to enroll in FYE 101, a course that prepares students for their academic success.

First Day Checklist

Here's a checklist of things you will need to do to ensure you are prepared for your first day.

New Student Resources

WilmU's dedicated advisors, mentors, and tutors are here to provide support in person and online.


Canvas is WilmU's online learning platform. Connect with your instructor and classmates, access course materials, complete assignments and more.


myWilmU is your hub for online learning, online services, email, university announcements, alerts and notifications.

Student Success Center

Find tutoring, success seminars, and self-help resources for your academic success.

Academic Advising

Advising helps you plan for academic program completion and set milestones for success along the way.

Student Services

View the directory of services available to all WilmU students.

Guided Pathways

Learn more about WilmU’s Guided Pathways approach and how to get started.

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Get Connected and Get Involved

Participating in student organizations, events, and activities helps you stay connected, learn outside the classroom, and show your Wildcat pride.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ For Students

A: Peer Mentors will assist first year students, enroll in FYE 101, during their academic transition into college. Mentors will offer guidance, respond to questions and provide information about campus and community resources; to empower mentors to become successful students at Wilmington University.

Wilmington University utilizes a plus/minus grading system in assessing student achievement. Students are awarded a grade and corresponding quality points for each credit hour they are enrolled. Selected programs require a minimum grade for passing.

Undergraduate Grading

Graduate Grading


A: Students will utilize MyWilmU for access to online services, Canvas for online learning, and University email to stay in touch with professors and peers. Any additional online systems needed will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

A: A course syllabus is usually available on Canvas about 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Login to Canvas at myWilmU. Select the name of your course in the “My Courses” list on the Canvas start page or the “Courses” tab. On the left course menu, click Syllabus.

A: The instructor will specify in the course syllabus if you are required to read any materials for your first day of class.

A: Textbooks are available for purchase 2 weeks before the start of classes at the Bookstore.

A: The instructor will specify in the course syllabus if you need any additional materials for class besides the course text.

A: The Student Success Center provides support and resources to help you reach your academic goals including tutoring, workshops & seminars, and resources guides.

A: The campus offers free WiFi access and classrooms are well equipped with power outlets for personal laptop connection.  Computer labs are available but are limited to Technology majors.

A: Student Life is committed to make students college experience a positive one. Each year they hosts a series of events and activities both on and off campus. It's easy to get involved.

A: UIC stands for University Information Center. The UIC is a source for all Wilmington University information and services.

A: You will receive a transfer credit evaluation by email after all college transcripts have been received and reviewed. You can also review your transfer credits by reviewing your DegreeWorks profile.

A: View, track, and plan your degree program progress with DegreeWorks, a powerful tool that puts you in the driver's seat for completing your degree. Our Admissions Specialists are available to discuss your DegreeWorks and help select your first semester of classes – call, email, or text us to make an appointment!

A: You can register online through your myWilmU student portal. See Course Registration for our step-by-steyp guide. Our Admissions Specialists are also available for assistance selecting and enrolling for your first semester – call, text, or email us to make an appointment!

A: You can check the status of any required documents by logging into your admissions portal and clicking on your application then Supplemental Items & Documents.

A: After you submit your FAFSA form online or on the myStudentAid mobile app, you can check the status immediately. You (the student) will get your SAR within three days to three weeks after you submit your FAFSA form. The SAR is a summary of the FAFSA data you submitted. Look over your SAR carefully, make sure you didn’t make a mistake on your FAFSA form, and make corrections to your FAFSA data if necessary. The WilmU Financial Aid Office will notify you by email when your FAFSA has been received. In that email, you will also receive your necessary next steps. If you do not receive an email confirmation of FAFSA receipt within seven (7) business days, make sure you have included the WilmU school code (007948) on your FAFSA prior to contacting the Financial Aid Office for assistance.

A: Your syllabus should list any required and recommended textbooks for your class. You can also enter your course information on the Bookstore website to get a list of required and recommended materials.

FAQ For Parents

A: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

A: As a result of FERPA, Wilmington University must have written consent to disclose student records to parents and/or other parties.

A: Wilmington University's low tuition rates are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

A: Applying for financial aid the first time can be confusing. See Completing the Financial Aid Process for a step-by-step guide.

A: Yes, the University has a Technology Purchasing Program which enables students to purchase personal computers at a student discount from select vendors..

A: The following computer guidelines are required for Wilmington University courses (unless specified by a course instructor):

  • Operating systems needed:
    Windows: 10, 8, or 7.
    Mac: OS X 10.7 or higher.
  • Manufacturing:
    Most computers manufactured in the last 4-5 years are fine.
  • Exceptions:
    Using Chromebooks for online learning is advised against. Chromebooks are not compatible with certain software/ services used for online or in-class learning at WilmU.
  • Additional Requirements:
    View a vendor's website to learn more about a course's specific app technical requirements.

For more information, please visit Is Online Learning Right for Me?

A: The Career Services Center is a free resource that offers students and alumni help with job searches and technical training.

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Have Questions? Let us help!

Our Admissions Specialists are ready to answer your questions, help you make appointments, or lead you to solutions.