Step 1—Explore Weber State University: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

So you’re thinking about how you should really come back to school and earn your degree, but maybe you’re a little overwhelmed by the process and don’t know where to start. We’re here to help. We’re going to walk you through each of the 8 steps to getting back into school, complete with helpful links and all kinds of tips you won’t find on “official” pages.

Whether it’s the convenience or the value (more on that later) that’s got you thinking Weber State, we’ve got a location near you.

Weber State has two campuses and three centers for your convenience. Services vary by location. Classes are offered year-round at WSU Ogden, WSU Davis, the West Center and fall and spring semesters at the Kaysville and Morgan Centers.

Additional locations

Weber State has campuses in Ogden and Layton, but they also have three satellite centers (in Roy, Kaysville and Morgan) that offer a variety of services. Classes are available year round at the Ogden, Layton and Roy locations. The Kaysville and Morgan centers offer classes during fall and spring semesters. Remember, services vary by location. So make sure you find the bookstore, testing center and computer lab that are most convenient for you.

WSU Davis

2750 N. University Park Boulevard, Layton

Student Programs and Services: 801-395-3460
Enrollment Services: 801-395-3480

WSU Kaysville Center

Davis High School, Rm. 1301

325 S. Main, Kaysville
Call for appointment at: 801-402-8961

WSU Morgan Center

241 E. Young St., Morgan
Enrollment Services: 801-829-3136

WSU West Center

5627 S. 3500 W., Roy
Enrollment & Student Services:
801-689-4WSU (4978)

Step 2—Apply for Admission: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

Once you’ve seen how great Weber State University is, your next step is to apply for admission.

Apply online

Visit GetintoWeber.com and follow the links and instructions to apply.

If you have not attended WSU before

You’ll need to submit an admissions application, a $30 fee and official high school transcripts or GED scores.

If you have completed some college

You’ll also need official transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended. Call the records office at your previous school and have them send your official transcript to:

Weber State University
Admissions Office
1137 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1137

If you have not attended any other school since you last attended WSU

You can update your student record online and then register for classes. Check out these detailed instructions on how to do it.

 

Step 3—See Where You Stand: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

Take the Accuplacer exams (if necessary)

After you apply, you’ll receive an acceptance letter that will tell you if you need to take a placement exam before signing up for classes. The Accuplacer placement exam is a simple test to access your knowledge and skills in certain subjects. It’s basically a way to make sure you don’t take classes you don’t need (or that you’re not ready for yet).

If you need to take a placement exam, visit weber.edu/accuplacer for more information or you can call the Shepherd Union testing center directly.

Set up your eWeber Account

eWeber is WSU’s online student portal. This is where you’ll:

  • register for classes
  • check your transcript
  • access your student e-mail account
  • check your financial aid status
  • pay tuition
  • review your grades
  • and many other related task

To sign up, go to weber.edu/whatsnext and click on “Create your eWeber account”. You can forward your Weber e-mail to another e-mail address by clicking on the “Options” tab and then selecting ”Mailbox Management.”

Get your eWeber account started here.

Step 4—Find Out About Financial Resources: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

It all starts with FAFSA

All financial aid options start with filling out an application at fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure you have your most recent tax returns and W-2’s when completing the forms. WSU’s school code is 003680. It takes about 10 days before the Weber State financial aid office receives your FAFSA info, then you’ll need to log in to your student portal and complete the WSU Financial Aid application. (Remember Step 2? This is why you have to be admitted as a student before you can qualify for aid.) After that, you can log on to the student portal to check the status of your application and accept your award.

Grants

Grants do not have to be repaid. Some grant funds are limited. Apply by March 1 for priority consideration.

Scholarships

As a new student, you are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of your admission application. All other scholarships require a separate application.

Student Loans

Student loans must be repaid, and there are many different types to choose from. Student loans can be a great resource for returning students (see below).

A note on Student Loans: Sure, grants and scholarships are great, and you should always look for the free stuff first when you’re trying to pay for college. But if you’re not able to secure that kind of financial aid, you should think about student loans.

Federal students loans offer benefits not typically found in private loans. These loans can help pay for part or all of your college expenses. You’ll never get financing terms this good for other major purchases (auto, home, appliances, etc.). So why not take advantage of this kind of borrowing for your education?  Federal student loans offer:

  •  Low fixed interest rates.
  •  Income-based repayment plans.
  •  Deferred payments while you’re in school.
  •  Grace period once you leave school.

Make the investment in yourself, these loans are a great option for students who may not qualify for scholarships or grants. Remember, you should always exhaust federal student loan options before considering a private loan.

Step 5—Talk with an Advisor: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

Schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to navigate the more than 200 certificate and degree programs that Weber State offers. An advisor can help you with academic planning and tell you about student resources that may be helpful.

If you have been to college before

You can log on to our online advising tool, CatTracks, to see how your credits will apply to a degree.

If you already know what you want to study

Talk to the appropriate academic advisor to create your plan of study. For a full listing of department advisors, visit: finishatweber.com/advisors

If you are undecided or a general studies student

You can schedule an appointment with an advisor at Ogden or Davis campus, or at the West Center.

If you are unable to find your major or program advisor online, call the Student Success Center to be referred to the appropriate advisor 801–626–6752 (option 5).
From Art to Zoology, WSU has something for everyone.

Step 6—Register for Classes: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

Visit weber.edu and click on “class schedule” under the index to view the current course listing. Visit weber.edu/catalog to determine what classes you should take for your major and minor. You can also review general education requirements.

Register for classes

  • Log into eWeber at weber.edu
  • Click on the “Student Services” tab
  • Click “Register (Add/Drop)” and then select the term for which you want to register from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on “Class Search” for a search tool to help you find your classes.
  • Follow the prompts to select the classes you want.

Registration start dates are listed under the “Student Services” tab.

Step 7—Get Ready for School: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

To make getting around campus easier once school starts, take some time to gather the essentials.

Find a place to park

Figure out what lot you want to use for parking and purchase a parking permit through  WSU Parking Services or at the campus you plan to attend. Park free at the West, Morgan and Kaysville Centers. Your most economical permit option is the Dee Event Center permit (only $17 per semester). This pass lets you park at the Dee, take the shuttle and jump off at the stop closest to your building. Just make sure you pad your commute times a bit if you’re taking the shuttle. Parking on the streets is free in surrounding neighborhoods, but it always fills up very early.

Get your Wildcard and UTA Ed Pass

Your Wildcard is your student ID. Bring proof of registration and a picture ID to the Shepherd Union Information Desk. Be prepared to fill out a form, pay a $20 fee and have your picture taken. Your Wildcard gives you access to the library, testing center, computer labs, health center, veterans’ benefits, gym and athletic events.

The UTA Ed pass (also available at the Shepherd Union Information Desk) gives you free transportation on all UTA buses, Frontrunner and TRAX. Ride to school, work, the mall or even Salt Lake or Provo.

Get books and gear

WSU students get discounts on computer equipment and electronics at the WSU Bookstore. NOTE: Textbook and technology purchases are tax free at the WSU Bookstore. But you might be able to find your textbooks for cheaper online, if you’re willing to put in the extra time and energy.

Step 8—Use Support Services: A Step-by-Step Guide for Returning Students

First-Year Experience

If you’re new to the whole college thing, be sure to check out the First-Year Experience Program (FYE). This program includes a three-credit class (EDUC 1105-Introduction to the University) designed to help with your transition to the college experience. Improve your academic skills, explore majors and become familiar with campus resources. The class is offered at both WSU Ogden and WSU Davis.

Services for Returning Students

WSU offers a wide variety of programs and services for our diverse student population. Whether you’re just looking for a quiet place to study or you need a place to drop off the kids while you’re in class, there are dozens of services throughout campus that can help. Take a look at the list below to see what services may be helpful to you.
Here is a list of important offices sorted by campus location.

WSU Ogden

Bookstore

Shepherd Union Building, Rm. 101
801-626-6352

Testing Center

Student Services Bldg. Rm. 262
801-626-6803

Advising

Student Services Bldg., Rm. 140
Student Success Center
801-626-6752 (option 5)

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Student Services Bldg, Rm.120
801-626-7569

Multicultural Student Center

Student Services Bldg, Rm. 150
801-626-7333

Nontraditional Student Center

Shepherd Union Bldg, Rm. 322
801-626-7794

Veteran Services

Student Services Bldg, Rm. 154
801-626-6039

Student Support Services

Student Services Bldg, Rm. 265
801-626-7009

Women’s Center

Shepherd Union Bldg, Rm. 322
801-626-6090

Registration Help—Online

Lampros Hall
Computing Support, Rm. 218
801-626-7777

Registration Help—In person

Student Services Bldg
Registrar’s Solution Center,
Rm. 101
801-626-6100

Parking

Annex 5 (South end of campus)
801-626-6533

Wildcard/ UTA ed pass

Shepherd Union Bldg.
Information Desk
801-626-6367

 

WSU Davis

Testing Center

Rm. 215
801-395-3495

Advising

Enrollment Services: 801-395-3480

Bookstore

Rm. 201
801-395-3487

Services for Nontraditional Students

Rm. 260

(801) 395-3514

Services for Multicultural Students

Rm. 260

(801) 395-3514

Services for Women Students

Rm. 260

(801) 395-3514

Registration—in person

Rm. 241
801-395-3480

Parking

Bookstore, Rm. 201
801-395-3487

Wildcard/UTA ED pass

Student Services (2nd Floor)
801-395-3460

 

WSU West Center

Testing Center

801-689-4007

Advising

Enrollment Advisor: 801-626-7362 or 626-8975

Registration—in person

801-626-8975