New Student Orientation and Registration

New Student Registration

You should have already applied and been notified of your acceptance to DWU. Now you get to register for classes! You need to register before fall semester starts, so complete the form below and we'll get in touch to set up your appointment.

When you come to campus, you will:
  • meet with financial aid and business offices to discuss scholarships, loans and payment plan options;
  • have the opportunity to meet our campus nurse, ask questions of health requirements and turn in mandatory medical paperwork

    (ALL students must submit medical history/physical form completed by a medical provider, complete a TB skin test, show proof of immunizations, and show proof of medical insurance. Additional guidance can be found at

  • sign up for a dorm room if living on campus; and
  • take student ID picture, receive campus mailbox and email.

 Things to know:

  • A $150 enrollment confirmation is due the day of registration, if not previously paid.
  • A $50 housing deposit is due the day of registration if student is seeking on-campus housing, if not previously paid.
  • If you are a transfer student or have previous college credits, it is in your best interest to have all official transcripts mailed to DWU two weeks before you come to campus for proper evaluation and advising.
Pick & choose general courses:

All students seeking a degree from DWU will take general education courses in addition to major and minor courses. Most general education courses are taken in the freshman or sophomore year of college. General education subject areas include, but are not limited to:

Cultural Awareness
Personal Growth/Religion 
Be prepared to discuss and choose three general education subject areas you would be most interested in taking fall semester.  

Contact us:
Admissions Office
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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