Online Graduate Student 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.

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 Graduate Program Advisor

See program page for contact information. In your communication, please indicate you are an online student and include your SamID.

Register for Classes

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

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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