Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Student Portal Login and What You Can Do On It

The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student portal, also known as myWSU, is a self-service student platform that allows students to access information easily and timely.  It is the home of events, news, academic information, and relevant particulars. To access the platform, you would need to have some details handy. Authentication is also required to use the portal. Apart from students, the university’s staff can perform certain online tasks on the site.

The WSU student portal can be accessed by undergraduates, postgraduates, diplomas, certificates, Degree, Masters, and Ph.D. students of the University to perform certain academic actions at ease.

How To Login to WSU Students Portal

The Walter Sisulu students portal can be used by prospective students, first-year students, and continuing/returning students. The portal is/has been of great help to students towards achieving academic excellence.

Follow the steps to login to the portal.

  • Open your internet browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.
  • Go to http://students.wsu.ac.za/
  • Then, log in with your username and password.

Note: Keep a record of your username and password, as you will continue to use them anytime you want to login to the portal. For a successful login, you need your password, username, and student ID. Once they are handy, then you are good to go.

Here’s What To Do If You Forget Your Pin 

It is not really awkward to forget one’s pin or password; it does happen. If you are a user of the WSU student portal and mistakenly forget your pin, there is a way out. Follow the steps below to get it back.

  • Go to the portal login screen.
  • Select ‘Forgot Pin’
  • Enter the required details
  • Click on the Submit button.

To Reset Your Password

  • Go to the portal login screen.
  • Select Reset Pin
  • Simply submit your username or your email address.
  • If you are found in the database, an email will be sent to your email address, with instructions on how to get access again.

To Find Your WSU ID Number

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • Select the Profile tile.
  • You will see your student ID number (9 digits) at the top left of the screen near your photo.

A Complete List Of Information Available On The Portal

The WSU student portal contains the following information:

  • Information about the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Courses Offered
  • Admission form
  • Admission portal
  • Admission requirements
  • Departmental cut-off mark.
  • School fees payment procedures
  • Academic calendar
  • Result checker
  • Handbook
  • Grading system
  • School fees schedule
  • How you can calculate your points (GP & CGPA)

What Are The Different Things Students Can Do On WSU Student Portal And Their Procedures?

The WSU student portal allows students to do many things, including activities that are related to their financial aid. You will find them below.

How to add (register) for classes:

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, select the Manage Classes tile.
  • Select ‘Class Search and Enroll’ from the left menu.
  • Use the search bar to search by class number or select class search.
  • Select subject and search.
  • Once you’ve identified the class, you wish to enroll in, click the green button that says ‘select class.’
  • The class is now in your shopping cart. To check out, complete the next two steps by clicking complete step 2 of 3 and then pressing confirm to finish adding the class.
  • Your class should now be added, but double-check that the class is added in your student center in your student schedule.

How to drop (remove classes)

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, select the Manage Classes tile.
  • Select ‘Drop Classes’ from the left menu.
  • Select the class you want to drop and choose the ‘Reason for Dropping’ in the drop-down menu.
  • Click the ‘Next’ button in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  • Click the red ‘Drop Classes’ button on the right.
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How to reserve your textbooks

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, select the Manage Classes tile.
  • Click the Bookie logo located in the top middle of the page.
  • Choose ‘please send’ and click the submit button to automatically load your books based on your schedule, or select the option to add your books manually.

How to view your class schedule

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, select the Manage Classes tile.
  • This will open to your weekly schedule calendar.

How to set up direct deposit, bank accounts, and student permissions:

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, click the Financial Account tile.
  • Under Account Services, select ‘Enroll in Direct Deposit.’
  • Account Services has tabs that show direct deposit, student permission, and bank
  • accounts.
  • Select the ‘direct deposit’ tab to add or modify a bank account for direct deposit.
  • Select the ‘student permission’ tab to grant permission for financial aid.
  • Select the ‘bank accounts’ tab to see what bank accounts are associated with your student account.

How to pay your $200 confirmation deposit 

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the applicant homepage, select the Admissions tile.
  • Click the Accept button and then confirm that you accept.
  • Click the Pay Tuition Deposit button and log in to Advance Pay with your student ID number and birthday (MMDD).
  • Then follow the instructions to pay the $200 advanced tuition/confirmation deposit to hold your spot in the incoming class.

How to purchase a WSU athletic student sports pass

Procedure:

  • Log in to your myWSU student account.
  • Select the ‘Homepage’ tab.
  • Click the Main Menu square in the bottom left of your homepage.
  • Select ‘Main Menu’ > ‘Self Service’ > ‘WSU Optional Services.’
  • Under ‘Optional Services,’ select ‘Term.’
  • Select to purchase your Sports Pass and click ‘Submit.’

How to review what is missing from your financial aid file

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, click the Tasks tile.
  • Any financial aid-related tasks will be listed under your task list.
  • Click on the items to see what further information is needed from you.
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How to view and accept or decline your financial aid award

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, click the Financial Aid tile.
  • Awards for the year will automatically show in ‘Award Summary.’
  • If you need to change the academic year you are looking at, you can select the year in the left corner. You can use the ‘Print Award’ link to print a copy of your financial aid award letter.
  • Click ‘Accept/Decline.’
  • Click the ‘Edit’ button (looks like a little pencil)

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How to view an itemized list of charges and payments

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the student homepage, select the Financial Account tile.
  • Select Account Inquiry from the menu on the left.
  • Click ‘account activity.
  • You should see all charges and payments that have been made here.
  • Select the ‘summary’ or ‘charges due’ tab to see all outstanding charges.
  • Under the ‘payments’ tab, you will see any past/current payments that have been made.

How to read/review your transfer credit report

  • Log in to your myWSU account.
  • From the applicant or student homepage, select the Academic Advising tile.
  • Click the ‘View Transfer Credit Report’ link.

HOW TO READ/REVIEW THE TRANSFER EQUIVALENCY GUIDE:

  • Visit myWSU homepage.
  • Click the ‘Transfer Course Information’ link
  • Select “Browse Transfer Course Information” if you know the WSU course you need to take.
  • Select ‘Transfer Course Search’ if you know the transfer institution course and want to know the WSU equivalent.

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