Information for New CHP Students

Welcome! We hope the following check lists help you prepare for your first few semesters as a College of Health Professions student. 

Checklist for New CHP Students

Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA. If you have questions about your financial aid, reach out to the Office of Financial Aid.


Sign up for orientation. Attend orientation.

Enroll in Classes

Schedule an enrollment appointment with a College of Health Professions academic advisor. This appointment will address items crucial to your success as a new CHP student. Your advisor can answer questions about your major and will walk you through the process of class registration. Call our office at 316-978-3304 #2 to schedule a time to meet.

If you need placement exams for math or English, please complete these prior to your appointment.


Once grades are posted for any college work currently in progress, submit final transcripts to Wichita State. If you have AP or CLEP credit, these transcripts should also be sent.

Pay for Classes

Your bill can be viewed in your myWSU portal. Go to the "myFinances" tab and click on "Student Account Suite". IMPORTANT: Students are responsible to drop any class they decide not to attend. Wichita State does not cancel student registration for non-payment. Advisors cannot drop students from classes. Refer to the semester calendar for the 100% tuition refund drop date.

Buy your Books


Check your email account on a regular basis. Set up your email signature to include your name and WSU ID (A123B456). IMPORTANT: Your email login ( is different than your email address (

Plan Ahead

Prior to the first week of class, review Blackboard for announcements from your professors and review syllabi for your classes. Note important semester deadlines in your planner.

Checklist for Your First Semester

Know your Shocker Resources

Bookmark the University Resources website for easy access to different offices across campus. Reach out if you need assistance and take advantage of resources that contribute to your success. If you don't know who to contact, email your academic advisor at

Review your Degree Works Audit

Your Degree Works audit is located on the "myClasses" screen in your myWSU portal. Confirm that all prior college coursework is posted and review outstanding requirements prior to your advising appointment. You should review your audit at least twice every semester: prior to registration and after registration. You should also review your audit after making any changes to your course registration (dropping and adding classes). If you have any questions, contact your CHP advisor.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

CHP students are welcome to schedule an appointment any time in the semester if they have questions or want to review application requirements for their program. All CHP students who are undecided or have completed fewer than 60 credit hours are required to meet with an advisor every semester for next- semester planning. Schedule an appointment by clicking here or by calling 316-978-3304 #2.

Find out More about your Major

CHP competitive-entry programs offer information sessions on a regular basis. Some of these sessions require that you register to attend. Visit your program website for a list of upcoming sessions.

Thoroughly review your program's website. Be sure you understand your timeline for application, minimum requirements for application, and selection criteria (if applicable). CHP degree check sheets and links to program websites may be found here.

CHP Orientation

The presentations below were created specifically for new CHP Shockers. Find out what you need to know to be successful in your first year at Wichita State!

Vital Signs of a Successful CHP Student

Overview of CHP Programs

Completing your Bachelor's Degree

What you need to know about CHP Competitive Entry Programs