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New Students: How to Prepare for Orientation

 

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​Are you having second thoughts about your declared major or choice of initial direction? It is important for you to make any changes to your declared major before orientation.

Contact:
Kristen Brown
Assistant Director for Student Success
Phone: (970) 491-6874
Email: Kristen.P.Brown@colostate.edu

By completing the following items prior to Ram Orientation, your orientation advisor will be able to best prepare a plan for your first semester class registration. This will make your orientation experience proceed more smoothly and prevent extra steps on your end post-orientation.  

Required Exams

Math Placement Exam (MPE)

  • You must take the MPE prior to orientation to ensure your are able to register for the appropriate classes.
    • For example, you will need to test out of MATH 117 and 118 (Algebra I and II) to register for your first chemistry class.

  • The MPE may be waived if you have confirmed AP/IB scores from 2017 or prior, or applicable transfer math credit. Refer to the CSU Registrar for more information.

Chemistry Preparation (Chem Prep)

  • You must complete Chem Prep prior to orientation. It serves as the prerequisite to CHEM 111.

  • Chem Prep is available through Canvas. View the link above for more information.

Freshman Composition - Directed Self-Placement Survey (DSP)

  • With your SAT/ACT scores handy, view CSU's Composition Placement Procedures to see if you need to complete the Directed Self-Placement Survey. 

  • To complete the survey, log in to RAMweb with your eID and password. The DSP can be found within the main menu beneath "Registration."

 

Transfer Credits and AP/IB Scores

Gather information on college coursework you have completed. This may include:

Please bring any unofficial copies of AP/IB test scores and/or unofficial transcripts from other institutions to your orientation session. It is very important to include all completed and in-progress college coursework as accurately as possible.

Registration Ready

Log in to RAMweb with your EID and password. You will see a "Registration Ready" section on the center of the page. Please complete all elements with a red "X" (except for your advising code, which you’ll receive at orientation). The list of tasks in this section must be completed before you’ll have access to registration.

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