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Confirming Your Summer Northpointe Orientation

  1. Review your date and time of Orientation from the letter you received.
  2. Program check-in time is 9:00 a.m. in the Common Area of the Academic Building on the IUP Northpointe campus (167 Northpointe Boulevard, Freeport, PA 16229).
  3. The following is a list of items to pack and bring with you for Orientation:
    • Essay information (bring – print from Orientation website)
    • Calculator labeled with your name if you wish to use it for the math exams. Only approved calculators are allowed. There are both regular and scientific calculators available on the exam itself. If there is any question about the calculator you bring, it will not be allowed.
    • Sample Tests (review - on Orientation website)
  4. Meals during the one-day Northpointe Orientation.
    • Lunch is provided as a part of the program.
  5. Orientation Program Timeframe:
    • Understand that you will be with Orientation only and remain with the program throughout its entirety.
    • Your program participation will run from our 9:00 a.m. check-in until as late as 3:00 p.m.
    • You will be fully participating in the program throughout its duration.
  6. Placement Exams
    • You will be required to follow your placement results when scheduling for classes, both now and in the future. Therefore, it is imperative that you take the testing seriously and prepare for the exams by reviewing the sample tests on our website.
    • All students take English, math, and reading exams.
      • If you have chosen not to submit a portfolio for your English Essay exam, please review the topics available. You should prepare a one-page outline for the topic on which you plan to write. Print out the prompt (topic). Write your outline on the back of the topic sheet and bring it with you. No completed essays or outlines with complete sentences will be accepted as outlines. (Note that there are two topics. Select only one.) The outline will be submitted with your essay at the close of essay testing.
    • Note that you should not rely on prior experience for the math exam. Be sure to review the sample questions, through links, on our website.
    • Your assignment to any exams, other than those taken by everyone (English, math, reading), is listed on the letter you received. If there are any related sample exams, you will find them on our website. There are no sample exams for the education readiness exams.