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FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STEPS TO ORIENTATION

 

You've registered for your Orientation day, but you need to take several important steps before you arrive. 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Transcripts »

To enroll in classes at Orientation, you must submit previous college transcripts, concurrent enrollment transcripts, and exam scores at least two weeks before your Orientation date.

Earned Credit and Placement »

Your ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate credits determine your placement. To enroll in more advanced KU classes, consider taking a placement exam:

  • Language placement »
    If you plan to enroll in a KU language course, we highly recommend taking a language placement exam prior to June 1. Your advisor will work with you at Orientation to identify a language course that fits your placement and requirements. 
  • Math Placement »
    Many students choose to take a math placement exam to gain entry into a higher-level course. Math placement is offered every Orientation day. On May 1, you will be able to pregister for a math placement exam for your Orientation day.

Immunizations »

You will need to submit your immunization history to Watkins Health Services. Watkins Health Services will be at Orientation to collect your documentation. You may also send or fax your information directly to Watkins Health Services. 

KU Record Updates »

If your intended major or contact information has changed, update your official KU record. Please allow five business days for all updates to be processed.

ONLINE SESSIONS

Blackboard Sessions »

Prior to your orientation session, you'll have access to online Blackboard sessions designed to prepare you for Orientation and your transition to campus. Completing the sessions is required and should take you about an hour.

  • The Discover KU Course will be available after May 1 and will introduce you to academic expectations and advising. You’ll see what a typical first semester schedule looks like, learn how to enroll in classes, and take a questionnaire that will help your advisor build the perfect course schedule.
  • Paying for KU (Fall Only) introduces important information about college finances. Make sure you review the tutorial and check the details of your financial aid package.

HawkQuest »

Still deciding on a major? We recommend identifying a few career paths and then taking our HawkQuest quiz, which is designed specifically for Jayhawks. It allows you to explore the relationships of majors to potential careers.


 


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