New Student Orientation is a time when you will get the chance to meet the people that will accompany you on your academic journey. You will meet faculty members who will help to guide and instruct you along the way. You will also meet classmates who will learn and grow alongside you. Feel better prepared for your first class.
A couple of key things happen at orientation that you shouldn't miss.
Frequently Asked Questions: (Did we miss a question? Please call our student concierge at 317-789-8271 for more answers.)
Welcome to the fall semester 2016 orientation:
DATE: August 10, 2016
TIME: from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come at 7:45 a.m. for coffee and donuts.
Starting at a new school can be a bit disconcerting. We hope to make you feel at home quickly. Getting to know your way around the resources you need with our guidance helps things go a lot smoother. We'll be there to answer your questions as we walk through these areas with you.
Two exams are given at your orientation. They take about two and a half hours to complete. The primary placement exam is in English. The results of your English test will determine which course you will begin with in your English progression. The Bible exam is a general knowledge exam but will not make a difference in your coursework as far as placement. It is to measure how much you knew when you begin as compared to how much you will know when you graduate.
There is no fee associated with attending the orientation. Lunch is provided. However, you can help the event organizers to be good stewards by registering that you will attend or if you are bringing a parent. We want to have your welcome kit ready.
While there is no specific thing you need to do, there is never any harm in reviewing your grammar and punctuation rules for your English placement exam. Studying for the Bible exam isn't necessary as we are evaluating what you know now and we will then compare it to how much you know when you graduate.
Arrangements are made for the Financial Aid information to be covered.
We would love to have you meet a professor, however, that would be something better scheduled on a day of the week and not while we are covering other information for your transition to school.
We will make it simple for you to understand your new program, and the required "roadmap" of courses that you should take. On the spot registration will take place as you will have the opportunity to speak with your newly assigned advisor. Having a schedule in mind would be helpful.
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