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When do I take my foreign language placement exams?

French, Spanish, Italian, or German placement exams should be taken before coming to orientation:

First-year students interested in Latin are able to take the language placement exam during Summer Orientation. Incoming transfer students and students registered for Session K may take this exam in the fall.

Language placement exams for other languages will be offered during Wahoo Welcome. Information on language requirements and placement is available on the College of Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Placement Index.

How does course registration work at orientation?

First-Year Students
First-year students meet with Orientation Leaders and Faculty Advisors in small groups to review a schedule on day one of orientation. Faculty advisors will be available for students with questions. On day two students have a pre-assigned course registration time, during which enrollment specialists will input their schedules into the Student Information System (SIS).

Transfer Students
Transfer students meet with Orientation Leaders and Faculty Advisors to review a schedule in the morning. They will have their schedules entered into SIS on the same day.

Am I at a disadvantage regarding course enrollment if I attend a later orientation session?

We reserve spaces in classes that are popular for first-year students and release them incrementally throughout the summer. Your chances of successfully adding into CHEM 1410 (for example) are just as good in Session G as they are in Session A.

Simply plan to attend the orientation session that is appropriate for your school and works best with your summer schedule.