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Welcome to the WPI!

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join us at WPI. Whether you’re preparing for your first year of college or are joining us from another college or university, we can’t wait to welcome you to campus, show you around—and make sure you grab a selfie with Gompei, of course.

There’s a lot to be excited about, but there are also a few things to check off your to-do list before you arrive in Worcester, and we’re here to help. We’ve gathered some important links and put together a timeline of what needs to be done when, all to make your transition to WPI as smooth as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions that might come up. After all, one of the first things you’ll learn about the WPI community is that offering help is commonplace, and that desire to lend a helping hand starts right now.

Welcome to WPI—we can’t wait to meet you.


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Quick-reference guide to the onboarding tasks

Welcome to the Herd! We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August during New Student Orientation (NSO) – Throughout the Summer, follow these 10 steps so you’ll be ready to begin your WPI experience!

Important note: All students will need to log into the FYE Hub site starting in May 2024 to complete these tasks. 

Step 1

Set Up WPI Account and Complete Onboarding

Step 2

Complete the Math Placement Exam

  • Access the math placement exam on Canvas 
  • Please complete the math placement exam before attending your First Year Welcome Experience Day. 
  • Students who intend to register for a math course in the Fall semester are required to complete the math placement exam before course registration! 

Step 3

International Students: Submit Visa Documents 

Step 4

Register for a First-Year Welcome Experience   

Step 5

Begin Course Registration During Your First-Year Welcome Experience Day 

  • Visit the course registration section of the FYE website for guidance on the courses recommended for your major. 
  • Course Preference Surveys are due by June 30.  
  • If requesting accessibility accommodations in or out of the classroom, please complete the Online Intake Form and attach supporting documentation. 

Step 6

Select Housing and Meal Plans 

Step 7

Submit Health and Wellness Forms 

  • View the Health Forms Checklist to see what forms you will need so that you can begin gathering the required information and documents. 
  • Upload your Health Forms on the Student Health Portal. 
  • Health forms are due on June 27. 

Step 8

International Students: Apply for Your Student Visa

  • Once you have your I-20 form issued by WPI’s Admissions office, you can apply for a student visa.  
  • Inform the WPI Office of Admissions of your visa type. Allow several weeks to complete the visa application process.  
  • View the steps for How to apply for a visa. 

Step 9

Submit your Final Transcripts and AP/IB Scores 

  • Send final transcripts to the Admissions Office by July 31. 
  • Submit AP/IB scores through College Board to the WPI Registrar’s Office by July 1. 

Step 10

Financial Aid and Tuition Payment Consultation 

Additional information about Onboarding Tasks can be found on the FYE Hub (launching in May). 

Please reach out to with questions, concerns, or to request assistance!

First things first...

After receiving an email with your PIN...

  • Set up your WPI email account right away and check it regularly. Note: All important student information is communicated to you through your WPI email account. This includes tuition payment information. We suggest you check this email account often.
  • Connect with your new classmates on the Official Class of 2028 Discord Server. Transfer students are also encouraged to join!

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