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Sam Houston State University – Enrollment Checklist for Incoming Freshmen

Once you have been accepted for admission:

 

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Activate your computer account through SamWeb. Contact IT@SAM Helpdesk at 936-294- 1950 for assistance

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov

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Submit proof of meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first class day or 10 days prior to move-in date if living on campus. Documentation should be sent to the SHSU Health Center, additional information can be found by visiting www.shsu.edu/meningitis

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Complete the Scholar X Application.  For additional information visit Scholarship Opportunities

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Check your SHSU email account for your TSI Status approximately five days after your acceptance email.  If you are not exempt, you will be given instructions on how to complete a pre-assessment activity in order to take the TSI Assessment test.   You must be compliant with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) law in order to be advised and register.  For more information go to www.shsu.edu/tsi.

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Apply for on-campus housing through the Department of Residence Life.  All first-year students who have been out of high school for less than a year are required to live in university residence halls and participate in the university meal plan. For assistance contact 936-294-1812

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Get information on First-Year Experience in Academic Building 4, Suite 202.  They can be reached at 936-294-3422

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Submit official college transcripts (upon course completion) of any dual credit/college coursework taken during or after high school to the Undergraduate Admissions Office

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Sign up for Freshman Orientation through New Student Orientation Programs at www.shsu.edu/orientation

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Meet with your academic advisor in the Student Advising and Mentoring (SAM) Center, located in the College of Humanities & Social Science Building – Suite 170. It is highly recommended that you meet with your advisor BEFORE attending Freshman Orientation. For assistance call 936-294-4444

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Visit www.shsu.edu/dept/registrar/students/registration/how-to.html  for information on registration for your courses

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Request your Bearkat OneCard, the official ID of SHSU, in person (Main campus - Estill Building, Suite 230 or The Woodlands Center- One Stop Shop) or online at http://www.shsu.edu/dept/bearkatone/RequestaCard.html. You must present a valid government or state issued photo ID in order to request your Bearkat OneCard.

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Pay your tuition and fees by the deadline stated on your fee statement. To pay in person, visit the Estill Building – Suite 103

 

 

To pay online:
1. Log into My Sam
2. Click on “My Account”
3. Click on “Make Payment through the Student Account Center”

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Submit FINAL high school transcript upon graduation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office

 

 

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