Parents of New Students
View a printable checklist:
- Beginning Freshman
- Transfer Students
- Online Students
- Graduate Students
- Veterans - Incoming Freshman or Transfer Students
- International Students - Incoming Freshman/Transfer Students or Graduate Students
The following checklist is for students who have recently been accepted to Sam Houston.
____ Student should contact the Registrar's Office for TSI/THEA status information. If your student is not exempt from THEA, he/she must take the THEA or an alternative test BEFORE seeing an Academic Advisor or registering for classes.
____ Apply for on-campus housing through Residence Life. (Beginning Freshmen only)
____ Submit official college transcripts (upon course completion) of any dual credit/college coursework taken during or after high school. (Beginning Freshmen only)
____ Your student must meet with an academic advisor in the Student Advising and Mentoring (SAM ) Center. It is highly recommended that students meet with their advisor BEFORE attending Freshman or Transfer Orientation.
____ Sign up for New Student Orientation (parents too!).
____ Register for classes using Sam Web.
____ Take picture for Bearkat OneCard (student ID). Student MUST have a valid, government issued photo ID to get card.
____ Take the Academic Coach skills and interests assessment.
____ Make sure a final high school or college transcript is sent to Sam Houston after graduation or the last semester in attendance
Other helpful links:
Sam Houston State University
Parent Relations Office
Box 2508 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341-2508