Activities planned during the first few days of each semester are designed to help students become acquainted with the University and adjust to a new environment. During these days incoming students take various placement tests, meet with faculty members and student leaders, and engage in social activities. The tests taken during orientation provide academic and social counselors with information useful in assisting students toward achieving greater efficiency in preparation for their college career. In keeping with the Privacy Act of 1974, only appropriate personnel will receive results.
Following a period of orientation and testing, students who have not already done so are able to register at the times announced. The normal student load is 14-16 semester credit hours. Students having academic difficulties, or those who are meeting their expenses by working should plan to reduce their credit hours.