Office of Admissions
- Muller Hall
- tel: 888-WIDENER
- fax: 610-499-4676
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You have been accepted. Congratulations! Welcome to Widener University.
Before you start classes as a freshman or transfer student, now is the time to use the Accepted Student Checklist or the Accepted Transfer Student Checklist you received with your acceptance materials, which provides the dates of important events and enrollment deadlines before the semester starts.
Admitted Students To-Do List
- Activate your Widener account
All communications for admitted students go through your Widener account. For example, your financial aid package and housing application will be accessible only through your account.
- Apply for financial aid
Start the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Submit your enrollment deposit
Your deposit must be paid to officially reserve your spot at Widener and to obtain all of the information you need to start here, like roommate requests and housing preferences. If you have already paid, check out your Admitted Student Checklist to see the next steps as a deposit-paid student, or better yet, visit the deposit paid freshman webpage for next steps.
- Find a place to live
Resident students should access and complete the online housing application through their CampusCruiser account. If you want to commute, you must live at home with parent(s) or guardian(s) within 25 miles of the university or from your co-op, internship, or student teaching location.
- Forward Advanced Placement Scores
If applicable, please forward official Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment scores/credit to the Undergraduate Office of Admissions. Details can be found here.
Some students may be provided an option to challenge their assigned math assessment level.
If you are provided the option to challenge the math assessment level, please do so at least one week before attending Pride Experience One. Freshman will be informed via email if they are provided the option to challenge their assigned math assessment level.
View the mathematics assessment web page for an overview on procedure, scoring, and results of the assessment.
Math assessment questions can be directed to the Math Department at 610-499-1243, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing accommodation questions can be directed to Academic Support Programs at 610-499-1266, or email@example.com.
- Accepted Student Day (Saturday, March 24, or April 14, 2018)
You will receive an e-mail invitation to this event. Please respond in a timely manner to register for the event. For other Accepted Student Day programs specifically for nursing, business, the sciences, and communication studies, visit the academic workshops webpage and scroll to the bottom.
- New Student Summer Registration (freshman only)
We know. There’s a lot to do before your first day in the classroom.
Don’t be nervous. Drop by to ask for guidance at our One Stop Enrollment Services Center in Lipka Hall.