You've registered for a session, but you need to take several important steps before you arrive for Orientation.
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.
Your ACT/SAT scores and Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate credits determine your placement. To enroll in more advanced KU classes, take your placement exams before Orientation. You can also preregister to take a math placement exam at Orientation.
You must take placement exams for French, German, Latin, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish prior to Orientation. For other languages, contact the individual department.
You must submit your immunization history documentation to Watkins Health Services before Orientation. Without this confirmation, your ability to enroll in classes may be affected.
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.
To prepare for Orientation and your transition to campus, you will need to complete four online Blackboard sessions. This should take you about an hour.
- The Discover KU tutorial will introduce you to academic expectations and advising. You’ll see what a typical first semester schedule looks like and learn how to search for and add classes when you enroll.
- The Pre-Advising Questionnaire prepares you for academic advising and enrollment. Your answers provide your academic advisor with information to create the best course schedule for your interests and abilities. Access the questionnaire through the Discover KU Blackboard course.
- StrengthsFinder identifies your talents and helps you turn them into strengths. You will use StrengthsFinder throughout Orientation, academic advising, and your first year at KU. Access StrengthsFinder through the Discover KU Blackboard course.
- Paying for KU introduces important information about college finances. Make sure you review the tutorial and check the details of your financial aid package.
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.