Getting Ready for Wilson


Greetings and welcome to Wilson College! We are excited that you have chosen to become a part of our community and we are confident that you will help us to continue our long-standing tradition of excellence.  The next few weeks will certainly be exciting as you plan your voyage to the United States.  Perhaps you are a seasoned traveler, or maybe this is your first time to journey so far from your home.  Regardless of your level of travel experience, we’re sure that you’re a bit nervous, and hopefully very excited!

After you have submitted your $400 enrollment deposit, you will receive orientation information and housing forms which will help to determine your roommate.

An orientation program is held just before the beginning of each semester to acquaint you with Wilson College.  During this program you will receive an introduction to your peers and to Wilson College life.  You will learn what to expect from Wilson, and what Wilson will expect from you.  Attendance is helpful and mandatory.  You must plan to attend this week-long orientation session; exact dates will be provided to you.

Academic registration takes place the day before classes begin.  This process will be further explained during orientation.  You must have a valid F-1 visa in order to register for classes.  (See “Visa Information and Forms”)

What Do I Need to Know About Money?

Have you budgeted for:

  • Vacation Periods – Students remaining on campus during J-term and summer vacation periods and breaks will be charged additional room and board. There are other options during vacation periods, such as travel or homestay programs (

Carrying money to the USA

Be cautious about carrying large sums of cash. You may choose to wire money from home, or use a major credit card and immediately pay off the balance to avoid accrual of interest. You may wire money from your home account to Wilson’s bank account in order to pay your deposit and your balance for tuition, and room and board. Wilson’s bank account information is:


F & M Trust
20 South Main Street
P.O. Box 6010
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Bank Routing # 1071890
Wilson’s Acct. # 031304306

* Please remember that there is a fee to wire money.  Ask your bank what you can expect to pay for this service.  

Money upon arrival:

Opening a Financial Account
During Orientation Week there will be opportunity to learn about local financial institutions where you may choose to open an account.