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


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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, take your placement exams before Orientation. You can also preregister to take a math placement exam at Orientation.

  • Language placement »
    If you plan to enroll in a KU language course, we highly recommend taking a language placement exam. You should take the exam as soon as possible — and no later than one week prior to your scheduled Orientation session. The earlier, the better.

Immunizations »

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.

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.


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 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.

Orientation Prep Guide 2018 (4.1mb PDF)


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