Welcome to the Ramily!
Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the Ram Family (Ramily). Here is the info you need to enroll. Please complete all of the steps listed below.
Get RamReady before move-in!
You MUST complete these five steps before you can move in, access your meal plan, and attend classes. Take care of these today!
Advising & Registration
Every WSSU student is assigned an academic success counselor, who will help you choose your courses, create your schedule and make good academic progress. Find your advisor here.
Check your WSSU email for important information from your Academic Success Counselor (ASC). You must connect with your ASC to schedule your advising appointment and register for classes.
Your counselor will set up a Zoom call to can talk about your interests and get you ready for classes. Fina our full list of majors here.
There are three assessments for incoming freshmen students.
- The first is a fun career assessment called Focus 2 that you can take right now, before you arrive on campus. The link is below. Don't worry! It is not a test. Focus 2 helps you learn more about your interests, skills, and values to help you start thinking about majors and career paths that are a good fit.
- The second is an online reading assessment that you will take prior to start of Ramdition (August 13-15, 2023). Look for an email in your WSSU inbox from Ms. Angela Steinberg and please follow those instructions carefully.
- The third is a math assessment, which is optional. When you meet with your Academic Success Counselor, he or she will guide you as to whether you should take the math assessment, located here.
Here are answers to some Student Accounts frequently asked questions:
- When will I receive my bill? After you are advised and registered for classes.
Once you are advised and registered for classes, your student bill will be generated. Check your WSSU email for important information from your Academic Success Counselor (ASC). You must connect with your ASC to schedule your advising appointment and register for classes.
- How will I receive my bill? You will receive an email notification.
WSSU uses an electronic billing system. You will not receive a paper bill from WSSU. All billing is done through our e-billing system. Once your bill is generated, you will receive an email notification that your bill is available online via Student Banner.
- What Are My Payment Options? RamPay payment plan is open.
Your bill can be paid in many ways, including using financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, a payment plan, or a combination of all. WSSU offers all enrolled students and families the option of using RamPay, an interest free payment plan that is available for both fall and spring semesters. RamPay can be used to cover tuition, room and board, and other costs associated with enrollment. Learn more here.
- Can I waive any fees from my student bill?
YES - WSSU has selected Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to offer Student Blue. Student Blue gives you access to a large provider network, including coverage for most services at the student health center. All students, undergraduate (6 credit hours or more) and graduate (3 credit hours or more) are automatically billed for health insurance as part of tuition and fees. If you have private health insurance through another carrier, then you must provide our insurance company with proof of your coverage. Then, the health insurance fee will be waived/credited. ENROLL or WAIVE Student Blue Health Insurance
Here are answers to some Financi Aid frequently asked questions:
- I have requirements, what can I do?
Follow this link for WSSU Requirements
Follow this link for Inceptia Verification Gateway Requirements
- How can I access my financial aid award?
1. Go to Banner Rams portal
2. Enter your Banner ID & Pin # (The initial Pin # is the six digit birth date - i.e. 01/01/14)
3. Follow the “Financial Aid Tab,” then click “Award”
4. Click “Award by Aid Year ,” Tab
5. Click “Terms and Conditions” Tab…READ THE TERMS and click Accept located at the bottom of page.
6. Click on the “Accept Award Offer,” Tab
7. Choose “Accept” or Decline in the drop down box (s) for each award
8. Enter the total amount you wish to accept for each award; *Please Note: you must accept ALL subsidized loan amount before accepting unsubsidized amount.
9. Click “Submit Decision”
10. Complete Entrance Counseling AND your Master Promissory Note (MPN)
- How can I apply for a Parent Plus Loan?
Biological or Adopted Parent(s) can apply for a Parent Plus Loan on www.studentaid.gov using the parent’s FSA ID and password. Parent(s) that are denied and choose the credit option “Will not pursue a Plus Loan” the student will be able to receive an Additional Unsub Loan for the academic year. Please allow 10-15 business days for processing. Students - Please remember to go back to your award and accept the Additional Unsub Loan. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will not accept the loan on your behalf.
- How do I apply for an Alternative Loan?
Students will need to apply directly with the lender of their choice. Most students will require a credit worthy co-signer for the loan application. Interest rates for loans are determined by the lender and are based on the student and co-signers’ credit worthiness. The Office of Scholarships and Financial does not have knowledge of the interest that is charged for the private loan, please review the information prior to applying. Commonly used lenders are Sallie Mae, Discover Student Loans, College Foundation, and Navy Federal.
- I was approved for an Alternative Loan, but I do not see it on my award.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid requires that you complete our Alternative Loan Request Form. Please email or contact the office via phone, or in person to obtain the Alternative Loan Request Form.
- I was awarded an outside scholarship; how can I add that to my bill?
All scholarship award notifications can be received via email, fax, in-person, or mailed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Once the office receives your award, it will be added to your Financial Aid award package. To view the award, please log into your Banner Rams Account and view the scholarship(s) under the “Resource” Tab. Student Accounts will use this as a form of pending payment until the university receives the actual funds. For more information regarding your bill, please contact Student’s Account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail all checks to:
- Does WSSU have any scholarships or any additional funding?
Unfortunately, all additional funding for the 23-24 academic year have been exhausted. Our institutional scholarships have closed for the current academic year. Please monitor your Rams email for scholarship opportunities for the next academic year. We do encourage all students to search for outside scholarship opportunities such as College Foundation, UNCF, Big Future scholarships, or Thurgood Marshall.
Become Immunization Compliant
New students at WSSU are required to meet the North Carolina Immunization Requirements. You will complete this process through Medicat.
START THE MEDICAT PROCESS
The WSSU enrollment fee is $300 and covers your:
- Housing application fee of $135
- New student programming fee of $165 (This fee includes Ramdition and other new student fees.)
ALL New First-Time Freshmen and Transfer students are required to pay the New Student Programming Fee of $165.
WSSU requires that all new freshmen live on campus for both their freshman and sophomore years. New First Time Freshmen who meet certain criteria may apply for an exemption to the requirement. Once you’re notified that your exemption is approved, you will be provided with a link to pay the New Student Programming Fee of $165. All New First-Time Freshmen are expected to attend RAMDITION. If your exemption is denied, you will need to complete the on-campus housing application and pay the $300 enrollment fee (Housing Application fee of $135 and New Student Programming Fee of $165).
Transfer Students are not required to live on campus. All transfer students, whether living on or off campus are expected to attend Ramdition and pay the New Student Programming Fee of $165.
There are limited spaces reserved for transfer students during the fall semester within our continuing students (upperclassman) residence halls. Transfer students that enter the university in the spring are assigned to any available beds throughout all residential communities.
Apply for Housing and pay the appropriate Enrollment Fee: Housing fee of $135 and the New Student Programming Fee of $165 for a total of $300.
- Are you a transfer student living on campus? Use this link.
- Are you a transfer student NOT living on campus? Use this link.
For questions regarding the New Student Programming Fee, please contact email@example.com.
Submit Final Transcripts (graduating high school seniors only):
- In-State Students: Submit your final high school transcript electronically via your high school or mail your final high school transcript (sealed).
- Out-of-State Student: Mail your final high school transcript (sealed).
WSSU Admissions Office
601 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Thompson Center 206
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Admitted Students Checklist
By now, you should have completed these other steps if you wish to enroll in WSSU this fall. But just in case, here they are.
Log on to your RAMAdmissions portal account to accept your admissions offer. Completing this step unlocks your access to complete all the following steps.
Within 2-3 days of accepting your offer, you will:
- Receive instructions for activating your Network ID and password
- Be able to access your WSSU email address
WSSU creates your email address and posts it to Banner Rams Online. You will automatically receive an email confirming your new email address along with instructions for the next steps. Logon to Banner Rams Online:
- Click Enter Secure Area
- Your User ID is your Banner ID (printed on your acceptance letter)
- Your PIN is set to your date of birth in mmddyy format - you will need to change your PIN the first time you log in
ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORK LOGIN
Approximately 2-3 business days AFTER you confirm your intent to enroll, you should receive two emails regarding your login credentials. You must use these credentials to activate your network login before you can continue through the following enrollment steps:
- Apply for housing
- Register for RAMDITION
- Register with MEDICAT and submit your immunization records
- Waive coverage or enroll in the student health insurance plan (Student Blue)
|1||Check the email account you entered on your Admissions application for two emails from the Office of Information Technology (OIT). The first email will include your
The second email will include your temporary password (case sensitive)
|2||Follow the instructions provided in the first email - use your RAM ID and Temporary Password to create your network login.|
|3||Remember your login credentials and keep them secure.|
|NOTE:||If you do not receive the two emails described in Step 1, please contact Technology Support Services at 336-750-3431.|
ACCESS YOUR WSSU EMAIL ACCOUNT
WSSU student email is an official method for all university communications. It is often the primary source of communication for our students. Please check your WSSU email regularly during your time as a student.
Accessing Office 365
To access WSSU’s student e-mail system, navigate to the MyWSSU student portal, sign in with your RamID, click the Microsoft 365 icon and login with your RAM ID and your network password.
Click on the Outlook icon to open and manage email.
To learn more about how to use Office 365 visit WSSU's Student Email page.
Financial Aid is a great opportunity to help you pay your student bill! We encourage all students to apply for Financial Aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial aid awards are made after the FAFSA has been received by WSSU and reviewed for accuracy and completeness. The award process may take between four to six weeks to complete based on your specific situation. The WSSU FAFSA code is 002986.
You may be selected for verification, a process that confirms the accuracy of the information you provided on the FAFSA. Selection for verification is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Please review the verification information included in the Resource section of the Financial Aid website.
Take advantage of the WSSU FATV videos - great resource for all of your questions!
Find Scholarships & Financial Aid resources here.
Things you need to know about Student Blue Health Insurance
- Students must have health insurance
- Students are automatically charged for Student Blue
- Students must enroll in or waive Student Blue coverage
Waive requirements: You must provide proof of other health insurance coverage to waive coverage through Student Blue. Other health insurance includes coverage under a parent/guardian health insurance plan, coverage under your personal plan, or Medicaid. Student athletes may not waive the health insurance.
Enroll requirements: If you do not meet the waiver requirements, you must enroll in Student Blue Health Insurance
For fall 2019 the health insurance premium was $1,313.50. The cost automatically appears on your student bill. If you complete the waiver process, and your waiver is approved, the cost will be removed from your student bill.
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