Online Freshman Checklist

Activate SHSU Computer Account

Activation can be done through SamWeb. Your computer account gives you access to:

For assistance, contact the IT@SAM Helpdesk at servicedesk@shsu.edu or 936-294-1950.

Check TSI Status

Approximately five days after your acceptance email, if you are not exempt, you will be given instructions on how to complete a pre-assessment activity in order to take the TSI Assessment test. You must be compliant with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) law in order to be advised and register.

Request Bearkat OneCard

The Bearkat OneCard is the official ID of SHSU. Make your request online. You must upload an image of a valid government or state issued photo ID in order to request your Bearkat OneCard.

For assistance, contact the Bearkat OneCard Office at bearkatone@shsu.edu or 936-294-2273.

Contact an Academic Advisor

Email the appropriate academic advisor. In your communication, please indicate you are an online student and include your SamID.

For assistance, contact the SAM Center at samcenter@shsu.edu or 936-294-4444.

Register for Classes

After speaking with an academic advisor, register for classes through MySam. Visit the Registrar's website for instructions.

Sign Up for Online Orientation

Email Jesse Bernal at jessebernal@shsu.edu to request the online orientation. In your communication, please indicate you are an online student and include your SamID.

Check Financial Aid Status

After submitting the FAFSA and any required documents, check your financial aid status and accept awards through MySam.

Pay Tuition and Fees

Pay online at MySam.

For assistance, contact the Bursar’s Office at 936-294-1083. 

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