Realizing that the first semester of college sets the tone for all future semesters, we have created the IUP Orientation program to ensure that students begin their first college semester positively.
The IUP placement testing program provides students with the information necessary to register for at their correct readiness level for appropriate first-year courses. Initial registration in courses appropriate to past experience and learning are among the best predictors of student success in English, mathematics, reading, and foreign language courses. Early successes will not only make learning a more positive experience, but will also strengthen the student’s self confidence and encourage retention.
Orientation is mandatory. Apart from placement testing and academic preparation, orientation provides an opportunity for students to meet new friends, become comfortable with our campus, and get a sense of life in a college environment. The IUP Orientation program also guides students through the results of their placement testing, IUP course selection, and the registration process. Students will also participate in one of the most important aspects of college—their first advising session with a faculty member from their department or college.
For full growth and development during college, students need a range of experiences in interpersonal relations, academics, critical thinking, and cocurricular activities. Orientation introduces students to many of the experiences waiting for them here at IUP! Our trained staff consists of current students, faculty, and staff who particularly enjoy working with first-year students. Join us this January (January admits only — condensed) or Spring*/Summer (Fall admits) for this lively educational program tailored to meet the needs of entering freshmen.
*January and Spring orientation offer a condensed program and will not include all of the above.
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