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When do I take my foreign language placement exams?

French, German, Persian, and Spanish placement exams should be taken before coming to orientation:


The Italian placement exam may be taken at any time prior to the start of classes.

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 (July)
First-year students meet with Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Faculty Advisors in small groups to build and review course selections. Students will have a pre-assigned course registration time, during which enrollment specialists will input their schedules into the Student Information System (SIS). Faculty advisors will be available for students with questions.

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.

Session K Students (August)
Students attending Session K will register for their classes prior to their orientation and will have a chance to meet with faculty members and OLs about their course selection during the session.

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 J 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.