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Parents of New Students

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The following checklist is for students who have recently been accepted to Sam Houston.

____ If desired, student should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the Financial Aid office.

____  Activate computer account through Computer Services. There is also an online Technical FAQ for Parents.

____ 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)

____ Get information on First Year Experience programs such as UNIV 1301 or the Bearkat and Freshman Learning Communities (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.

____ Pay tuition and fees by the deadline stated on the student's fee statement. Payment is made through the Bursar's Office.

____ Make sure a final high school or college transcript is sent to Sam Houston after graduation or the last semester in attendance


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Sam Houston State University
Parent Relations Office
Box 2508 SHSU
Huntsville, TX 77341-2508

Email: org_pro@shsu.edu

Phone: 936-294-4155

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