Getting Started

Getting Started

ALL STUDENTS must set up their account information. If you are a new student or have forgotten your username and password, you will be able to get or reset your password by following the steps below:

  1. Go to
  2. At the top are tabs, select myWAU
  3. From MyProfile click on Account Setup
  4. Type your SSN, Date of Birth, and Home Zip Code
  5. Click on Submit
  6. Type your Portal Password and WAU Email Password (6-12 characters, must contain at least one digit). The password is case sensitive.
  7. If you prefer to forward WAU messages to your personal account, key in your personal email address.
  8. From the drop down box, choose one of the Security Questions and type your Security Answer and click Submit
  9. Now you have successfully set up your WAU Portal and Email accounts.
  10. Once your account has been established you will gain access to the following features:
  • Class Schedule
  • Grade Reports
  • Account Balance
  • Financial Aid
  • Online Payments
  • WAU Email Account

Desire2Learn is a web based application used by some of the instructors at Washington Adventist University to connect with their students in an online community setting through discussion boards as well as the posting of class assignments and projects. To reach this portal, start by visiting and entering your username and password. Your username will again be your WAU email username and the password is the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Learning House – Moodle
Learning House Moodle is a learning management system that SGPS uses for its online courses. First time students are encouraged to complete the virtual tour. Go to, login with your WAU username and password and select STUDENT TUTORIALS on the right hand side.
Access to your online course will be given at least 3-5 days before the course begins. Instructions will be sent to your WAU email. Your login is the alphabets before the @wau in your email. Your password is the last four digits of your social security. After you login for the first time, you will be forced to change your password. All students are expected to actively participate in the forums, discussions and assignments. Non-participation can result in your being administratively withdrawn or given an F grade by the professor. If you are having technical problems logging on, please contact the SGPS Business Manager first. Do not attempt to contact the professor.

Parking Permit
Every SGPS student must register their vehicle with the WAU Safety & Security Department if they wish to park their car on campus; there is a $35.00 annual fee for students. Below please find instructions on registering your vehicle online and obtaining your parking permit.
Step 1: Register your vehicle online at After logging in to
your account, click on the ‘myRegistration’ tab on the left-hand side of the screen, and then ‘Vehicle Registration’ to enter and save your vehicle’s information.
Step 2: Collect all of the following documents and present them at the WAU Safety & Security Office:

  • Current Proof of Insurance
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Current WAU Student ID
  • Proof of Payment (Provided by the Business Manager)

Step 3: Visit the WAU Safety & Security Office located behind Halcyon Hall to
pick up your parking permit. Their office hours are M-TH 9 AM – 5 PM, F 9 AM – 12 PM and they can be reached at 301-891-4019.

Payment Options

I. ONLINE – Visa or MasterCard or E-Check

1. Go to
2. Login using your username and password
3. From the left-hand menu, select Make a Payment, click on Pay On My Account
4. Select Current Balance or specify amount to be paid in the correct line item
5. Select credit card or E-Check at the bottom of the page
6. Enter Name on Card, Relationship to Student, Card Number and Expiration Date, and click Submit to confirm. Please click Submit only once
7. Logout

II. Mail In – Check or Money Order

When choosing to mail a check or money order put your ID number on the memo section and address it to Washington Adventist University or WAU.

Please mail in a sealed envelope to:

Washington Adventist University
School of Graduate & Professional Studies
ATTN: Business Manager
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

III.In Person – Check, Money Order, Credit/Debit Card

1.Pay through Check or Money Order addressed to WAU, and take it to the SGPS Business Manager.
2. Pay with VISA or MasterCard via WebAdvisor.
3. Option to pay by Cash or American Express is available at the Accounts Office, located in front of the main entrance of Wilkinson Hall (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; 301-891-4488)
WAU Student ID Cards
Student picture ID cards are taken at WAU Safety & Security Office located behind Halcyon Hall (women’s residence hall). Student IDs are only available after you have registered and been financially cleared by the Business Manager. With the clearance paper, you can take that to Security to obtain your ID. All students must have a WAU ID card that must be carried at all times and shown upon request to authorized personnel.

1. Go to
2. Use your school email/username and the last 4 digits of your social security number (for first time users).
3. After logging on once, your username and password is the same as your mywau.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to purchase your textbooks using financial aid or grant funding, please read these instructions first.

Student Resources

Student Resources