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New Student FAQ

We know that moving to college is a big deal for you and your family, and you probably have lots of questions. Senior Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn is here to help answer your questions, whether they are logistical or academic.

Beginning in June, incoming students can look forward to Juli's Monday Emails, which will be sent each Monday leading up to the start of classes. We've also compiled some of our most frequently asked questions below.

General Questions

Your Whitman account — also called MyWhitman — is the portal where you will access necessary forms, finish your check-in documents, search for classes and generate your course wishlist. To activate your account, go to whit.mn/acct. You will need your Whitman ID number, which will be emailed to you.

After you have activated your account, you will use your username and password to log-in to many associated services, including Whitmail. Learn more about activating your account

If you cannot find your Whitman ID number (after June 7, 2023), contact the Registrar's Office at 509-527-5983.

Academics and Advising

After you have activated your Whitman account, go to whit.mn/pmaq to fill out your pre-advising questionnaire. This form helps us assign you to an academic advisor who is best suited to your interests. You must fill it out before June 15.

You probably do. You can complete these tests online before you arrive on campus. You will need to complete them before you can register for certain classes. Learn more about placement tests requirements.

For first-year students, advising and registration is being held virtually over the summer. If you are a transfer student, you will receive an email from the Registrar's Office once credits have been transferred and then will work with an advisor over the summer to get you situated in classes.

If you took Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, you may be eligible for credit at Whitman. Refer to the Registrar's Office webpage for instructions on how to submit that information.

For transfer students, use the Transfer Credit Eligibility (TCE) form and send transcripts to Whitman as soon as possible. You will need to be signed into your Whitman account to complete this form. 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is available to help students who need additional academic or emotional support or physical accommodations. The ARC also provides advising, peer-tutoring and other academic resources to help all students be successful at Whitman. Learn more about Disability Support Services.

Students can purchase books from the Whitman Bookstore using cash, check, debit/credit, or their student ID card. All students' ID cards have been granted a $1,500 line of credit to charge Bookstore items to their Student Account, should they wish to pay for their purchases that way. If they have a credit balance (overpayment) on their Student Account, the charges will reduce that credit accordingly. If the charges create an amount due, students will receive an email from stuacct@whitman.edu to pay the balance by the end of the following month. 

Used books and textbook rentals are also available. The bookstore website provides the ability to search for textbooks for your classes. For information about textbooks, go to the bookstore website.

Still need help? For assistance with classes or other academics, contact Juli Dunn at dunnjl@whitman.edu. For questions regarding housing, contact Residence Life at on_campus_housing@whitman.edu or 509-527-5297. If you need help with financial aid, including questions about work study, call the Financial Aid Office at 509-527-5178 or email finaid@whitman.edu.

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